Itinerary

Thu 29 Jun

Afternoon arrival in Bantry to check-in at the 4-star Maritime Hotel where a welcome dinner will be served.

Fri 30 Jun

We visit the charming town of Killarney in County Kerry and enjoy an exploration of the spectacular coastline of Counties Cork and Kerry. Late afternoon return to the hotel for dinner before the evening concert at Bantry House.

Sat 1 Jul

Today we will attend four concerts in venues a short walking distance from our hotel. The main evening concert will be at Bantry House, after which, weather permitting, we will watch the sun set over Bantry Bay before returning to the House for the late evening recital by Joonas Ahonen.

Sun 2 Jul

A further day of Masterclasses, and concerts at St Brendan’s Church and Hall, including the first part of Bach's Cello Suites. Dinner at the hotel, an evening concert at Bantry House, and late-night performance of Han Eisler’s Hollywood Songbook in the Church.

Mon 3 Jul

Today’s concerts feature Quartets by Britten, Mozart and Ravel, and Elgar's epic Piano Quintet performed by the Doric Quartet and Julius Drake at Bantry House in the evening. Dinner will be served in the hotel, before the late-night event, which will be Schubert's Quintet in C performed by the Pacific Quartet and Johannes Moser.

Tue 4 Jul

This morning we will enjoy the second instalment of Bach’s complete Cello Suites performed by Pieter Wispelwey in a coffee concert before transferring to Cork Airport for our flight home.

Programme

Programme at West Cork Chamber Music Festival

30 Jun 20.00

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ZAÏDE AND PACIFICA STRING QUARTETS

Programme: Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 50 No 1, Sam Perkin New Work for solo violin, Ysaÿe Sonata for Solo Cello, Op 28, Shostakovich String Quartet No 11

Venue: Bantry House

1 Jul 11:00

COFFEE CONCERTInc

ZAÏDE STRING QUARTET

Programme: Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 50 No 5, Mozart String Quartet in E flat, K 428

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

1 Jul 16:00

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Violin: TAMSIN WALEY-COHEN

Piano: HUW WATKINS

Programme: Respighi Violin Sonata in B minor, Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor Op 82

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

1 Jul 20:00

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VIVIAN HAGNER AND FRIENDS

Programme: Sciarrino Six Capricci for solo violin, Debussy Violin Sonata, Shostakovich String Quartet No 9

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

1 Jul 22:30

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Piano: JOONAS AHONEN

Programme: Beethoven Diabelli Variations

Venue: Bantry House

2 Jul 11:00

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Cello: PIETER WISPELWEY

Programme: Bach Cello Suites Nos 1, 2 and 3

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

2 Jul 14:00

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ENSEMBLE DAGDA

Programme: Works by Frescobaldi, Purcell, Sances, Schmelzer and others

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

2 Jul 16:00

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Violin: MIRANDA CUCKSON

Viola: DANA ZEMSTOV

Programme: Kugel Sonata Poeme, Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata, Bartok Violin Sonata No 2

Venue: Bantry House

2 Jul 20:00

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PACIFICA STRING QUARTET

Programme: Shulamit Ran Glitter doom, Shostakovich String Quartet No 9

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

2 Jul 22:30

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Baritone: HOLGER FALK

Piano: JULIUS DRAKE

Programme: Eisler Hollywood Songbook

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

3 Jul 11:00

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DORIC STRING QUARTET

Programme: Mozart String Quartet in B flat K 589, Britten String Quartet No 3

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

3 Jul 14:00

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BEHN QUARTET

Viola: LISE BERTHAUD

Programme: Haydn, Bartok

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

3 Jul 16:00

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ZAÏDE STRING QUARTET

Viola: DANA ZEMTSOV

Programme: Ravel, Mozart

Venue: Bantry House

3 Jul 20:00

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DORIC STRING QUARTET

Venue: Bantry House

3 Jul 22:30

LATE-NIGHT CONCERTInc

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET

Cello: Johannes Moser

Programme: Schubert String Quartet

Venue: Bantry House

4 Jul 11:00

COFFEE CONCERTInc

Cello: PIETER WISPELWEY

Programme: Bach Cello Suites Nos 4, 5 and 6

Venue: St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

Flights

Aer Lingus

29 Jun London Heathrow - Cork dep: 09.30 arr: 10.50

4 Jul Cork – London Heathrow dep: 16.00 arr: 17.20

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1595
Single room supplement £250
Deposit required £400
Tour code WCK1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, four dinners, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, ticket for each included performance, the services of Stephen Carpenter as tour manager.

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