OPW Kilkenny Castle is once again pleased to collaborate with Music in Kilkenny in 2020.
We are delighted to host four concerts of the new series which runs from February to June.
The final one in the series features the Irish Baroque Orchestra directed by Rachel Podger on Friday 26 June in the wonderful Picture Gallery.
Rachel Podger, “the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin” (The Times), has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. She was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize in October 2015 and Gramophone Artist of the Year 2018. Rachel is the Ambassador for REMA’s Early Music Day 2020. A creative programmer, she is the founder and Artistic Director of Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque. Rachel is one of the Artists in Residence at the renowned Wigmore Hall throughout the 2019/2020 season. She is a dedicated educator and holds an honorary position at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She also has a relationship with The Juilliard School in New York.
Irish Baroque Orchestra – Rachel Podger director and soloist
Alexandra Bellamy – oboe
Claire Duff – violin
Miriam Kaczor – flute
Malcolm Proud – harpsichord
Johann Sebastian Bach – Doubles and Triples
Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor BWV 1060R
Triple Concerto in D major for 3 violins BWV 1064,
Triple Concerto in A minor for flute, harpsichord and violin BWV 1044
Double Violin Concerto in D Minor BWV1043
Music in Kilkenny is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny County Council and the Office of Public Works.
For more information on all concerts in the series, at Kilkenny Castle and other venues, please see https://www.musicinkilkenny.com/