Beethoven 250th remembered in New Ross

By Dan Walsh

Music for New Ross seasonally hits its peak in September each year with the New Ross Piano Festival, but sadly the weekend events planned for September 23-27th were all ready to go last March when the Covid-19 virus struck and, regrettably, the eagerly awaited 2020 programme was cancelled.


But there is some good news! A token concert with a live audience to mark the cancelled festival will take place on Sunday, September 27th at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, New Ross, and the booking opens on Tuesday.

The performers will be the festival’s Artistic Director, Finghin Collins and the young Cork pianist Ellen Jameson, and the programme celebrates Beethoven in his 250th anniversary year by presenting three sonatas spanning his entire career.

There will be a strictly limited audience, less than 40, social distancing and Covid-19 regulations will be in place.

Tickets cost €20 and booking opens at 10am on Tuesday, September 15th at St. Michael’s Theatre (Tel. 421244). Please note; Because seats are limited, they will be sold on a first come, first served basis, and will be unallocated.

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