Dublin International Chamber Music Festival 2022
Dublin International Chamber Music Festival
7-12th June 2022
Dublin’s historic spaces ring with great music again as Dublin International Chamber Music Festival returns to celebrate 50 years of music-making.
Performances by Peter Tuite, Carducci Quartet, Irish Chamber Orchestra & more.
Tickets & programme: www.dicmf.com
Dublin International Chamber Music Festival (formerly Great Music in Irish Houses) finally celebrates its 50th anniversary in person this summer, bringing stunning classical music to the special venues which are so much a part of the DICMF experience.
After a long separation, the Festival returns in style to favourite venues like Killruddery House, with performances of Schubert & Brahms by Hugh Tinney & the Carducci Quartet, and the festival’s original home Castletown House, where we celebrate a parallel anniversary with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, in the performance of a new work by David Fennessy, with guitarist Sean Shibe. Audiences experience the weight of history in performances like the towering keyboard masterpiece, Bach’s Goldberg Variations brought exquisitely to life by pianist Peter Tuite in the historic setting of Dublin Castle’s Chapel Royal.
As we celebrate 50 years, it’s clearer than ever that DICMF brings great works of classical music home to its audiences in many ways - and over the pandemic brought great music for the first time directly into its audience’s own houses with a much-lauded series of online events.
This year DICMF makes a special tribute to those frontline workers who courageously left the safety of their homes day after day to face the impact of the virus, with a special concert of music that held meaning and solace for them during these challenges. With performances from some of Ireland’s finest pianists, pieces were nominated for the concert by workers including Professor Luke O’Neill and Professor Teresa Lambe, co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
DICMF continues to bring fresh and exciting musical experiences to its audiences, revealing hidden diamonds of the classical repertoire, including a number of Irish and world premieres. At Rathfarnham Castle, violist Rosalind Ventris brings the lighter side of contemporary classical music to the fore with a merry summer afternoon of music by women composers. Soprano Sylvia O’Brien with the Carducci Quartet performs the world première of Siobhán Cleary’s ‘Liadán’, along with Cleary’s dramatic ‘The Dole of the King’s Daughter’ and works by Clarke, Shawe and both Mendelssohn siblings. In Windmill Quarter’s Townhall - a space that brings Dublin’s history and modernity seamlessly together, DICMF continues to introduce Irish audiences to the best new chamber music ensembles, with the first Irish performance by the award-winning Dutch Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective.
Tickets are now available via the Festival’s website www.dicmf.com
DICMF is grateful for the support of the Dept. Of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media, the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the OPW, RTÉ, Kingspan, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and our friends and patrons.
Tuesday, June 7th, 8:00pm - Killruddery House
Hugh Tinney & the Carducci Quartet play Schubert & Brahms
Wednesday, June 8th, 8:00pm - National Botanic Gardens
Sylvia O’Brien & the Carducci Quartet play Cleary, Clarke, Shaw, Hensel, & Mendelssohn.
Thursday, June 9th, 6:00pm/8:00pm - Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle
The Music of Friends. Máire Carroll, Thérèse Fahy, Ruth McGinley, Veronica McSwiney & Fionnuala Hunt play music of importance to frontline pandemic workers.
Friday, June 10th, 6:00pm/8:00pm - Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle
Peter Tuite plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Saturday, June 11th, 8:00pm - Townhall, Windmill Quarter
Irish debut of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, with music by Elgar, Bridge, Britten, & Beach.
Sunday, June 12th, 12:00 Noon - Rathfarnham Castle
Violist Rosalind Ventris plays merry music by Beamish, Maconchy, Lilian Fuchs, Feery, Imogen Holst & Bacewicz
Sunday, June 12th, 5:00pm - Castletown House
Guitarist Sean Shibe & the Irish Chamber Orchestra play Fennessy, Vivaldi, Dvořák, Arnold & Elgar.
For booking, visitwww.dicmf.com.