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The Magic of Mozart

On Sunday 5th February, pianist Aileen Cahill will join with Sligo Baroque Orchestra for a performance of Mozarts Piano Concerto in B flat K 450, as part of an Informal Music Afternoon in The Model, Sligo. The programme also includeas a symphony by J C (The London) Bach, the Jenny Hallahan jazz Quartet and student pianist Victoria Gladka.

The piano concerto opens with solos on a pair of oboes and two bassoons quietly, conversationally, as if it is a chamber piece. There follows a wonderful almost operatic work that explores the voice of the piano and the orchestral colours in a way that leaves performers and audience smiling. Positively affected.

The whole programme just €8 and children go free

Also free is a workshop on the Mozart piano concerto given by Aileen Cahill with members of sligo baroque orchestra for school students
Which will take place in The Model at 12.15 on Friday January 27th


Informal Music Afternoons are produced by Sligo Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Model.


Aileen Cahill

A native of county Sligo, Aileen Cahill is a pianist best known as a chamber musician and soloist. In 2007, she completed her Masters in Solo Piano under Dr. John O'Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and in 2011, her Masters in Piano Accompaniment under Catherina Lemoni-O'Doherty at the TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama. At this time, she was also awarded a Fellowship Diploma for vocal and instrumental accompaniment from the London College of Music.

Aileen has won many prizes at Irish Feiseanna, as well as at RIAM and DIT festival piano competitions. She has been awarded the Maura Tessier Bursary for Piano and the Anne Leahy Travel Bursary. Aileen has competed internationally in Cantù, Taranto and Val Tidone, Italy.

Sligo Baroque Orchestra gave their first public performance in Parkes’ Castle in 1991, since which they have performed a large number of concerts, most particularly in Sligo and the North West. Their repertoire is mainly music from 1600 – 1760, the Baroque Era, but they also explore later repertoires. Leader of the sbo is violinist Nicola Cleary. Sligo baroque orchestra is mainly made up of professional musicians but also includes amateurs and second level students.


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