What's On

29/05/2015 to 28/08/2015
June 19th June Caolan McLaughlin – Piano & Voice 26th June Victoria Geelan – Piano & Voice July 10th July Stevie Blues – Guitar & voice 31st July Ursula & Linley Hamilton – Trumpet, piano & voice August 14th Aug Voice & Verse- Piano & Voice 28th Aug Mark Bradley – Trumpet & Voice (Latin Jazz)
American Pie singer and songwriter Don McLean brings his American Troubadour tour to the Millennium Forum for one night only on Tuesday 2nd June 2015.
Two of the UK’s finest pianists give an opening night concert full of sumptuous music, from the classical grandeur of Mozart’s 2 Piano Sonata to the dramatic lyricism of Rachmaninov’s masterful Suite No.2, to the shifting sonorities of Debussy and show stopping tunes from Gershwin’s iconic opera, Porgy and Bess. Not to be missed!
The virtuoso French harpist Sylvain Blassel makes a rare UK appearance at WCMF with a stunning programme featuring his own arrangement of Bach’s keyboard masterpiece Goldberg Variations. He is joined by WCMF Co-Artistic Director Sabrina Hu for music by the sitar master Ravi Shankar, alongside romantic classics from Wagner and Liszt. A rare chance to hear one of music’s most glamorous, alluring and intricate instruments as you will never have heard it played before!
Following Sylvain Blassel (Harp) and Sabrina Hu (Flute) in The Great Hall at 7pm, round off the evening with Schubert’s sublime String Quintet, one of his last works and amongst the most radiant and haunting in the entire chamber music repertoire. Performed by the outstanding young chamber ensemble Quercus, who will be resident throughout the Festival.
Enjoy the richness of the string sextet medium in this enticingly themed programme of late-romantic masterworks, each written against a poignant backdrop of love and loss. Be sure to join us afterwards for coffee (or tea) and cakes!
American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated around the world for her artistry and ability to connect with audiences from the concert stage. She regularly performs in recital and as guest soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras, and is a best-selling recording artist who has released 30 albums.
09/06/2015 to 13/06/2015
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for HORRIBLE HISTORIES live on stage! Using actors and stunning 3D special effects, these two World Premieres - GROOVY GREEKS and INCREDIBLE INVADERS – are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!
19/06/2015 to 20/06/2015
Máirtín O’Connor is one of the most respected and best loved musicians ever to emerge from Ireland. One of the main musical forces behind the now legendary Riverdance phenomenon, through his work with De Dannan, Midnight Well and Skylark and also as a solo artist he has quite simply gone where no Irish accordion player had gone before.
24/06/2015 to 27/06/2015
In the last twenty years, Adrian Knight has firmly established himself as one of the top elite stage hypnotists around today and arguably the most talented in his profession. He is truly a unique force in the world of hypnosis and one of the most sought after global entertainers around today.