International Visiting Artist Ann Murray

RIAM International Visiting Artist Ann Murray Leads National Gallery Lunchtime Concert

Published: 7th Oct, 2019

RIAM/NGI International Visiting Artists Series

In the closing weeks of the National Gallery of Ireland’s exhibition “Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light”, the Royal Irish Academy of Music is proud to present a special musical project, led by the distinguished RIAM International Visiting Artist, Ann Murray, and curated by Kathleen Tynan, Head of Vocal Studies and Opera at the Academy, which takes inspiration from the colourful works of one of the most celebrated artists in his native Spain, Joaquín Sorolla.

This special lunchtime concert, featuring Academy singers and pianists, draws wonderful parallels between the musical notes on the page and the incredible Sorolla canvasses hanging on the hallowed walls of this exceptional national museum.



The White Boat, Jávea  Joaquín Nin: Jota Valenciana

The Return from Fishing  Joaquín Turina: El pescador

Running along the Beach, Valencia  Gabriel Fauré: Tarantelle



A Rose Bush at Sorolla's House  Carlos Guastavino: La rosa y la sauce

Lindaraja Patio, Granada  Hector Berlioz: Zaïde

La siesta  Charles Gounod: La siesta

Garden of Sorolla's House, with empty chair  Lorenzo Palomo: La puerto entornada

Sierra Nevada from the Cemetery, Granada  Isaac Albeníz: Iberia: Eritaña



Maria with Mantilla  Herbert Hughes: The Spanish Lady



Joaquina the Gypsy Woman  Manuel de Falla: Nana

Sad Inheritance  Manuel de Falla: Olas gigantes

Couple from Salamanca  Camille Saint-Saëns: El desdichado



Mother  Eduardo Toldrá: Cantarcillo

Clothilde in a Black Dress  Joaquín Turina: Cantares

Snapshot, Biarritz  Pauline Viardot: Havanaise

Featuring sopranos, Melissa Caramante, Ava Dodd, Amie Dyer, Breffni Fitzpatrick, Hailey-Rose Lynch, Hannah O'Brien, Megan O'Neill, Jade Phoenix, Leah Redmond and Aimee-Rose Willett; mezzo-sopranos, Aebh Kelly and Katie Richardson McCrea; tenors, Luis Magallanes and James McCreanor and baritone, Matthew Mannion.

Pianists, Máire Carroll, Didzis Kalnins, Brendan Kennedy and Alfonso Sanchez Perez, guitarist, Jack Kennedy and cellist, Irene Cancer Navarro

Presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland

Photograph Frances Marshall

Friday 11th October, 1:05-2:00pm