Samuel Barber: The Piano Works

Friday 12th  March, 1.05 p.m. National Concert Hall, Dublin (John Field Room) Celebrated Barber pianist Lilia Boyadjieva will play Barber’s piano works.   More details...

Preconcert multimedia lecture by Barber’s biographer Barbara B. Heyman.  12.00 p.m. Carolan Room.  Barbara will focus on the particular piano works being playing in this recital — the circumstances of their composition, Vladimir Horowitz’s involvement with the Sonata, and the amusing origin of the titles of the two unpublished piano pieces.   

About Barber's Sonata Francis Poulenc wrote: “It pleases me without reserve.  It is a remarkable work from both the musical and instrumental point of view. In turn tragical, joyous and songful, it ends up with a fantastically difficult to play fugue. Bursting with energy, this finale knocks you out in five minutes or less.”    

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Samuel Barber: Echoes of Ireland

Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin

8.00 p.m. Tuesday 9th March 2010

American soprano Roberta Alexander and baritone Brian Mulligan join with the RTÉ Vanbrugh String Quartet and pianist Lilia Boyadjieva in a Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin to celebrate the centenary of American composer Samuel Barber and his deep connections with Ireland. All proceeds to Barnardos. More Details...

Preconcert lecture 6.30 p.m. by Barbara B. Heyman, Barber's biographer (Carolan Room)  More details...

Upcoming events:  

Thomas Hampson in Dublin

A Panorama of American Song by World-renowned American baritone Thomas Hampson at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Sunday 30 May 2010  

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Supporting Barnardos

All proceeds from Nóta's Samuel Barber Centenary Events during March go to chilrdren's charity Barnardos. See Barnardos on Facebook

“As one of the most important composers of his generation and as the most frequently performed American composer in Europe and the Americas during the twentieth-century Barber deserves to be honoured worldwide on the centenary of his birth”  Musicologist Barbara B. Heyman, biographer of Samuel Barber