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Fully live programme marks the 2022 Castleconnell Autumn Series 

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2022 Castleconnell Autumn Series – Dean Power, Ellen Jansson, Marmen Quartet and Miriam Kaczor, pictured above.

The beautiful surroundings of All Saints Church are ideal for performers and audiences alike

The 2022 Castleconnell Autumn Series is a fully live programme of enchanting and beautiful music and song returns to All Saints Church in Castleconnell this autumn. Limerick City and County Council is delighted to present the 2022 Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series in partnership with Love Castleconnell, with financial support from Arts Council and Creative Ireland. Taking place in All Saints Church, this year’s series welcomes Fiachra Garvey, Dean Power, Miriam Kaczor and Ellen Jansson, and the Marmen Quartet to the County Limerick riverside village. 

After a fully virtual series in 2020 and partially virtual last year, all four performances this year will be live in All Saints Church, Castleconnell. Tickets for the Castleconnell Autumn Concerts Series 2022 programme at the All Saints Church are €15 available at the door prior to each performance, or €10 concession.

Irish tenor Dean Power is a former member of the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper. After nine years as an ensemble member, 2020-21 was his final season as he now expands upon his already growing career as an international solo guest artist.

Pianist Ellen Jansson is hailed as “a major talent” after her Carnegie Hall debut with Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto, quickly establishing herself as one of Ireland’s most versatile and exciting young musicians.

Miriam Kaczor is a Polish-born, Dublin-raised flautist. Curious about a variety of styles, she equally enjoys performing with early music ensembles, modern orchestras and contemporary groups as well as exploring lesser-known solo repertoire. She has appeared at numerous concert series at the National Concert Hall, chamber music festivals around Ireland, as well as in recordings with Irish Baroque Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Vanbrugh Quartet and several RTÉ lyric FM broadcasts.

The Marmen Quartet programme for this tour opens with one of Bartok’s greatest and most riveting masterpieces, its tightly symmetrical structure centred on a deeply atmospheric central movement. Ian Wilson’s slick and entertaining collage of famous Rossini themes is followed by Beethoven’s towering second Rasoumovsky quartet with, at its heart, a rapturous slow movement inspired by contemplation of the starry firmament.

Dr Pippa Little, Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “This year we are delighted to welcome back the full four concerts to Castleconnell in person, for our Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series. Always a magical evening, and a highlight of the classical music calendar, we are looking forward to showcasing these top Irish and international musicians, in the ambient and intimate setting of All Saints Church. Join us over these four nights, in the coming months, to experience a truly beautiful evening of music.”

Paul Fitzpatrick, the Dean’s Vicar at All Saints, Castleconnell said: “It is a privilege and a delight on behalf of the Congregation and Friends of All Saints Castleconnell, to host the forthcoming Autumn Series of Concerts. All Saints is a truly intimate and acoustically magical sacred space that lends itself to sheer excellence and quality. Instinctively, the iconic building breathes welcome and warmth.”

To view the full 2022 Castleconnell Autumn Series programme, go HERE

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