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John McCormack and Fritz Kreisler

An Homage

September 2011

A programme of operatic arias, Irish airs and virtuoso violin works as performed by Count John McCormack (tenor) and Fritz Kreisler (violinist/composer) in their long association performing in the UK and USA will be performed by Irish musicians Elizabeth Cooney (violin), Michael Joyce (piano) and Scottish tenor Nicky Spence in:
Saturday 17 September 8.00pm 
Roscommon Arts Centre €15/€12 090 6625824

The programme will be performed by Irish musicians Elizabeth Cooney (violin), Fiachra Garvey (piano) and Scottish tenor Nicky Spence in:

Monday 19 September 8.00pm 
Town Hall Theatre, Galway €17/€15 091 569777
Tuesday 20 September 8.00pm 
St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick €17/€15 091 799258
Wednesday 21 September 8.00pm 
Pavilion Theatre, DunLaoghaire €17/€15 01 2312929



Elizabeth Cooney has performed as soloist with a number of European orchestras with conductors Alexander Anissimov, Paavo Jarvi, Shlomo Mintz, Howard Shelley, Valdimir Altschuler and Laurent Wagner and is a regular soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in Ireland.  The National Concert Hall 2006 "Rising Star", she has played with many distinguished partners in the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Victoria Hall, Geneva and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie in New York.  read more under 'Musicians' and see video from RTE's The View.



Hailed recently in the press as “Scotland’s Top Tenor”, Nicky Spence, “whose charm and charisma – star quality, even – would make him a find for any opera company” is a young artist at the English National Opera, having trained at the GSMD and the National Opera Studio. Last year marked Nicky’s debut for some of the UK’s most distinguished opera houses including Opera North, Opera Holland Park, Scottish Opera and English National Opera.   Nicky is also a regular concert performer and has a long-term recording contract with Universal Classics. 




Michael Joyce has performed as a collaborative pianist in recitals throughout Ireland and internationally at venues including the Casa da Musica in Porto and St James’ Piccadilly and Wigmore Hall in London.  He currently lives in Cork where he freelances and works as a lecturer and accompanist at CIT Cork School of Music.


One of the most important things you need to know about pianist Fiachra

Garvey, this year's National Concert Hall Rising Star, is
that he has a following. 
Michael Dervan Irish Times January 2011



Presented with funding from
a Music Network
and Touring Award




Gounod - Ave Maria

Granada - Lara
Donizetti - Una Furtiva Lagrima (L'Elisir d'Amore)
R. Strauss - Morgen Op.27 No.4
Kreisler - Caprice Viennois 


             Tambourin Chinois
Ponce - Estrellita
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No.1
          (solo piano in Galway and DunLaoghaire) /

Chopin - Polonaise Op.53 (solo piano in Limerick)

Kreisler - The Old Refrain  

Sullivan - The Lost Chord
Quilter - Now sleeps the crimson petal
Rachmaninov - Oh Never Sing to me Again
Brahms arr. Kreisler - Hungarian Dance No.17
Schubert - Ave Maria
Rossini - La Danza;  Funiculi Funicula
Dvorak arr. Kreisler - Slavonic Fantasy
trad. arr. John Gibson - Anach Cuan

Danny Boy


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