William Vincent Wallace Bicentenary Festival

An afternoon and evening of celebrations for the composer of the once-popular opera Maritana – William Vincent Wallace, born in Waterford in 1812 – takes place at the National Concert Hall on Monday 15 October.

It is now scarcely remembered that Wallace was also a virtuoso on both the violin and piano or that he was a great adventurer, travelling the world and visiting places that no other Irish musician had set foot in. The day-long celebration presents a rare opportunity to discover more about this extraordinary Irish musical figure, so come along to the lunchtime recital and afternoon lectures to hear the experts on Wallace and experience his music, some of which has never been performed in Ireland before.

The evening Gala concert launches the new facsimile edition plus CD of the sumptuously-embellished music album published in New York in 1854, now in the collection at the National Library of Ireland.

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