- 13 Feb 20
The County Louth festival will run from June 19th-20th in Dundalk.
The Gathering Midsummer Festival has announced a stacked lineup of world famous composers and musicians.
Cuba's foremost composer Leo Brouwer will premiere his new work, 'Irish Landscape with Rain'. German violinist Carolin Widmann lends her virtuosity to a programme of new and recent solo pieces, including a new work by Gloria Coates. In addition to these two incredible acts, the Vox Clamantis choir of Estonia will sing music by Arvo Pärt, followed by Siobhan Cleary, Kevin Volans, and Helena Tulve.
The festival takes its name from a string quartet by Greek-Canadian composer Christos Hatzis, and is funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth, with support from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and RTE Supporting The Arts.
The full programme consists of:
Music of Leo Brouwer including the new work Irish Landscape with Rain.
(Andrey Lebedev, Alec O’Leary, Duo Lallement Marques and Cecilia Bignall, cello)
Friday 19 June 2020 at 8pm in An Tain. €12
Music of Toshio Hosokawa for guitar and voice Sabine Oehring and Yuriko Ozaki
Saturday 20 June 2020 at 1pm St.Vincent’s €5
Carolin Widmann performing Bach, Hildegard, Benjamin and a new work from Gloria Coates
Saturday 20 June 2020 at 3pm St.Vincents, €5
Esposito Quartet performing Christos Hatzis The Gathering and Kevin Volans’ This is How it is.
Saturday 20 June 2020, 5pm St.Nicholas. Free.
Vox Clamantis (Estonia) singing Arvo Pärt, Kevin Volans, Helena Tulve and Siobhan Cleary
Saturday 20 June 2020 at 8pm St.Nicholas
Tickets for the full festival cost €20.