West Cork Chamber Music

Monday 3 - Sunday 9 July 2017


This unique festival takes place in Bantry, a small lively town, on the south west corner of Ireland. Evening concerts are held in the elegant 18th century Bantry House surrounded by beautiful gardens and a stunning view of the sea, within easy walking distance of the very comfortable Maritime Hotel.
The artistic director, Francis Humphries, is responsible for attracting some of the most exciting musicians and creating an imaginative programme, making this one of the best festivals of its kind.
 
The musicians will include: Doric, Pacifica, Pavel Haas and Zaide Quartets, Henning Kraggerud, Viviane Hagner, Miranda Cuckson and Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin, Lisa Berthaud and Dana Zemtsov viola, Johannes Moser and Camille Thomas cello, Niek de Groot double bass, Joonas Ahonen, Alasdair Beatson, Filippo Gorini and Barry Douglas piano, Julian Bliss clarinet and Brett Dean composer.
 
Works will include: Ysaÿe: Complete violin sonatas, Prokofiev: Sonata op80,
Dvorák: Trio in F minor, Bartók: Sonatas, Elgar: Quintet, Schnittke: Sonatas,
Ornstein: Piano Quintet, Vierne: Quintet, Adès: Piano Quintet, Britten: Quartet no3,
Dennehy: “The weather of it”, Dvorák: Piano Quintet, Schubert: Quartet in G,
Pierné: Quintet, Fauré: Quintet op118, Magnard: Cello Sonata, Beethoven: Trios op1,
Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata and Wolfe: Quintet.
The full programme will be available shortly.
Flights
London Heathrow - Cork
3 July Aer Lingus EI711 dep.09.30 arr.10.50   9 July EI722 dep.16.00 arr.17.20
Manchester - Cork
3 July Aer Lingus EI3721 dep.09.00 arr.10.30   9 July EI3726 dep.14.50 arr.16.25
Birmingham - Cork
3 July Aer Lingus EI3701 dep.08.40 arr.10.15   9 July EI3708 dep.14.55 arr.16.25
Cost per person £1715 (based on 2 people sharing)
Single supplement in double room £195

The cost of this holiday will cover the following:

  • Return flight from London Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester to Cork
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast in 4* Maritime Hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from Cork
  • Admission to 11 concerts
  • 3 meals with wine
  • Sightseeing trip
  • Services of tour escorts, John and Helen Whibley
Travel insurance is not included

Details are correct at time of publishing (December 2016) but may be subject to change.

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