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 third of these features the Irish Baroque Orchestra (Alfredo Bernardini – director and oboe soloist; Claire Duff – solo violin) on Saturday 25 April in the Parade Tower.
Born in Rome in 1961, Alfredo Bernardini moved to The Netherlands in 1981 to specialize in baroque oboe and early music with, among others, Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge. In 1987 he received his soloist diploma from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He has performed all over Europe, in Russia, U.S.A., Canada, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Israel, South America and Australia as a member of prestigious baroque ensembles such as Hesperion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Das Freiburger Barockorchester, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and others. He has played in more than 100 recordings. He teaches baroque oboe at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and also taught from 2002 to 2009 at the Escola Superior de Musica de Cataluña in Barcelona. Ha has also been guest teacher in music academies and summer courses in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Israel and the U.S.A.
La Follia – Dreams, Nightmares, Madness: The Charme of Disorder in Music
Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) – Concerto “Le dolcezze e l’amarezze della notte” in d minor/major, E 11
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) – Concerto for Violin RV 234 in D major “l’Inquietudine”
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) – Concerto for Oboe in c minor TWV51:c1
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) – Hypochondria à 7 concert anti
Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) – Sinfonia from die Opera “Der lächerliche Printz Jodelet”
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) – Concerto Grosso based on Corelli La Folia op.5 n.12
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – Galimathias Musicum KV 32 (excerpts)
This concert is supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublino.
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/