The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
9th November 2022
7:30 pm
tickets: €17/€15/€5
 
Sharon Carty mezzo-soprano
John Finucane clarinet
Finghin Collins piano
 
Feelings of nostalgia and longing pervade the music for this attractive programme for clarinet, voice and piano which draws together three of Ireland’s most versatile and acclaimed musicians:  Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano, John Finucane, clarinet and Finghin Collins, piano.  From the sensuous opening bars of Debussy’s Rhapsody to Mozart’s operatic fireworks, the programme also includes deeply passionate German songs by Brahms and Spohr and miraculous settings of Yeats and Joyce poems by Muriel Herbert and Rebecca Clarke. At the centre of the programme is “Music of the Hours”, a new work for clarinet and piano by Irish composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell which reflects on the experience of praying the monastic hours.
 
Programme:
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie  (8’) John and Finghin
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (14’) John and Finghin
Brahms:  Mainacht and Ewige Liebe (8’) Sharon and Finghin
Brahms:  Two Songs Op. 91 (12’) John, Sharon and Finghin
INTERVAL
Anne-Marie O’Farrell: Music of the Hours (5’) John and Finghin
M. Herbert / R. Clarke: Yeats / Joyce settings (15’) Sharon and Finghin
Spohr: from Six German Songs: Nos. 1, 2, 5 (12’) John, Sharon, Finghin
Mozart "Parto, parto" from “La Clemenza di Tito” (5’) John, Sharon and Finghin
 
More details on the Longing Tour HERE.