Santa brings a gift of music

International pianist Santa Ignace: Killorglin performance planned

A PASSIONATE and powerful performance of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is promised at Intermediate School in Killorglin by international pianist Santa Ignace, on December 1.

The celebration of music will ring in the celebratory spirit of the season of Christmas.

Santa, who lived in Killarney for over 10 years, is currently lecturing at CIT, Cork School of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland, Glasgow, as well as taking part in a very special female conducting programme at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, to study with some of the best conductors in Europe, including Alice Farnham and David Brophy.

She will begin the recital with Leopold Godowsky’s Passacaglia, a composition which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Franz Schubert and is based on the opening theme of his Unfinished Symphony.

Although Vladimir Horowitz, one of the most renowned pianists of all times, claimed that this complex but beautifully romantic, composition is actually impossible to play, Santa fully intends to prove him wrong.

She will finish the recital, on the magnificent ISK Steinway, with a dazzling rendition of Mephisto Waltz No.1 by Franz Liszt – a concert definitely not to be missed.

Tickets are available in advance from Variety Sounds, Killarney, Killarney School of Music, Paul Sherry at Killarney Outlet Centre or Intermediate School Killorglin.

The concert will commence at 7.30pm and admission is €15 and €12 concessions. Special offers are available for groups of 10 or more. To reserve tickets call 087-2621525. To book Christmas advertising call 087-2229761 or email [email protected]