May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
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Portico Meeting House Street, Portaferry, County Down,
Dr Verity Peet
 (028) 4272 8808

Portico’s annual four day classical music festival is back with artists of international repute!

Portico’s annual four day classical music festival is back! Festiv'Ards celebrates the best in classical music with first class artists of international repute. This year Festiv’Ards kicks off with the superb Irish pianist Michael McHale, followed by sumptuous strings with violinist Patrick Rafter. The Gala concert on Saturday features the truly phenomenal choral sound of The Tallis Scholars. Sunday brings the astonishing virtuoso guitarist Thibauld Garcia and in the evening a performance of gorgeous chamber music with the Ficino Ensemble. Bank holiday Monday starts with a dazzling organ recital from Daniel Cook and the festival concludes with the gorgeous sound of mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge, the golden girl of classical music.

Friday 19:30 Michael McHale - Opening Concert - Free but still ticketed
Saturday 14:00 Patrick Rafter
Saturday 19:30 Gala Concert: The Tallis Scholars
Sunday 14:00 Thibauld Garcia
Sunday 19:30 The Ficino Ensemble
Monday 11:00 Daniel Cook
Monday 14:00 Kathryn Rudge

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