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April 2016

Handel in Ireland

Friday 15th April, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

Handel in Ireland, is Caitríona O’Leary and Dúlra’s celebration of Handel’s sojourn in Ireland in 1742 and presents Irish music of the time, songs and dances the composer may have heard, and Handel’s compositions re-imagined by some of the world’s leading traditional and world music stars. Near the end of his stay he travelled to Cork. He stayed in the great houses and would have been entertained by local musicians. His musical curiosity would undoubtedly have ensured that he familiarised…

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February 2017

Music: The Vanbrugh Quartet

Saturday 4th February, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12

For the last national tour by the current members of The Vanbrugh Quartet, the musicians have chosen to present the spiritual heart of the chamber music repertoire, the great Schubert cello quintet (with cellist William Butt). Cellist William Butt has been a valued and inspiring colleague over the years and they are delighted to perform together again. By way of contrast with the epic scope of the Schubert, the first half of the concert will consist of a series of…

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April 2017

Music: Cassiopeia Winds

Sunday 9th April, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/14

Cassiopeia Winds was formed in 2010; its performances are lively, exciting and very engaging. At its core is a quintet of players whose members are among the finest in the country, including players from the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Crash Ensemble. Cassiopeia Winds plays wonderfully diverse music which is rarely played and is relatively unknown around Ireland. However, once heard, audiences are usually hooked e.g. It was a most enjoyable evening. The variety of…

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March 2018

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Anna Tsybuleva

Saturday 10th March, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015, Anna Tsybuleva has astounded audiences and critics alike with her daring and bravura-filled interpretations of classic works. Her muscular, rhythmic playing and overtly nuanced attack give every accent a meaning, infusing the most well-worn pieces with modernity and breathing new life into neglected works. A born performer, Tsybuleva clearly relishes every second at the keyboard while captivating the audience with her expressive playing and wonderfully enigmatic sense of humour. Since…

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October 2021

MUSIC: Cassiopeia Winds

Wednesday 13th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Cassiopeia: a group of five bright stars, to be found in the northern sky in the shape of a W. Cassiopeia Winds: a group of five exceptional musicians whose sheer joy in performing together is contagious. Cassiopeia Winds is an Irish chamber wind ensemble formed in 2010, whose performances are marked by vivacity, panache and a dedication to the exploration of fine sound-worlds. Though the ensemble has the capacity to expand or contract to suit its innovative programming, at its…

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