The Chopin Experience Miceal O Rourke piano

The Chopin Experience on the 200th anniversary of his birth

Miceal O’Rourke – piano

The Chopin Experience with Míceál O?Rourke on pianoSaturday 27 March at 8pm

Canis Major The Clarion Hotel Sligo
Admission: 25 euro

Student tickets 10 euro (door only)

Tickets from Hawk’s Well Theatre. Telephone: (071) 9161518
or book on line www.hawkswell.com

This concert will be followed by a wine reception

Chopin Programme
Polonaise-fantaisie in A flat major Op.61
Nocturne No.5 in F sharp major Op.15/2
Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.35 ‘Funeral March’
Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20
INTERVAL
Five Mazurkas : Op.64/4 in A minor, Op.30/4 in C sharp minor,
Op.33/1 in G sharp minor, Op.17/4 in A minor, Opus
Posthumous in B flat major
Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52

One of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Chopin and John Field, pianist Miceal O’Rourke is no stranger to Sligo, where he holidays every year. Though living in Paris, his heart is in his native country and Con Brio is delighted to welcome him again to Sligo.
The music of Chopin will figure largely in Miceal O’Rourke’s performances in the Chopin bicentenary year 2010. A lifelong commitment to Chopin is mirrored in the many solo recitals and concerto performances which he has given internationally. He has performed the Chopin concertos with such orchestras as the Boston Pops, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Slovak and Lithuanian Philharmonics, the Crakow Philharmonic, the RTÉ NSO and many others. In 1994, O’Rourke was awarded the Chopin Medal by the Fryderyk Chopin Society of Warsaw in recognition of his “outstanding Chopin playing”. In recent years he has devoted an increasing amount of time to chamber music and in the past two concert seasons he has performed with distinguished chamber musicians in Russia, Israel, France, Denmark, Lithuania and the USA.
This autumn he is invited to perform in Copenhagen, Paris and Moscow, and he will return once more to Russia in the winter for concerts in Moscow, Samara and central Siberian cities. In February he will perform the first set of Debussy Preludes in conjunction with a showing of impressionist and symbolist paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Other highlights in 2009 – 2010 include concerto performances in Hong Kong and Lithuania.

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