The Walled City Music Festival returns this March with a stunning line-up of top-class classical musicians from around the world. The northwest’s premier classical music festival will take place in venues including The Glassworks and Ulster University Magee from Thursday 5 March to Sunday 8 March.
The festival kicks off with an evening of four young rising star pianists from Arizona State University, including the winner of the inaugural Walled City Music International Piano Competition Selene Wu, who will present an entertaining programme of piano favourites from 2 to 8 hands.
On Friday 6 March the Festival welcomes renowned American pianist Awadagin Pratt, the Benyounes Quartet (with Derry-born cellist Kim Vaughan) and Festival Directors Cathal Breslin (piano) and Sabrina Hu (flute) for an evening celebrating one of classical music’s most iconic figures, Ludwig Van Beethoven, in the 250th anniversary year of his birth.
International chamber ensemble Trio Festivale take to the stage of The Glassworks on Saturday 7 March for an evening of recently-composed works, including Some Day, a new WCMF commission from Derry composer Christopher Norby that tackles the legacy and contemporary relevance of the movement for civil rights through film and music.
Closing the Walled City Music Festival on Sunday 8 March in The Glassworks is New York classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music ensemble, the Bang on a Can All Stars.
Tickets are now available for all concerts via the Millennium Forum Box Office or online atwww.millenniumforum.co.uk. For more information visit www.walledcitymusic.com.
Thursday 5 March, The Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, 19:30
Friday 6 March, The Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, 19:30
Saturday 7 March, The Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, 13:00
Saturday 7 March, The Glassworks, 19:30
Sunday 8 March, The Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, 13:00
Sunday 8 March, The Glassworks, 19:30
See website for details
Walled City Music Festival