THE NEW Year in Galway begins with a celebration of the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven, through a mini-festival organised by Music for Galway.
Beethoven: Genius, Passion and the Irish Connection, Music for Galway’s MidWinter Festival 2013, takes place in the Town Hall Theatre from January 25 to 27. Performers will be the Osiris Piano Trio, Charlotte Riedijk, Simon Lepper, Robin Tritschler, Paul Roe, Rebecca Cápová, and Rod Goodall.
The musicians and singers will perform a programme of the great man’s piano solos, trios, and Irish poems which he put to music. Actor Rod Goodall will read from the letters of Beethoven as translated by Galway scholar Emily Anderson.
Festival tickets (include three concerts and talk ) are €55/€45. Individual concert tickets are €20/16/6. Booking is through the Town Hall Theatre (091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie )