Celebrating the music of poetry

THE Music in Kilkenny concert series continues this weekend with a performance by baritone Gotthold Schwarz and pianist Josef Christof.

THE Music in Kilkenny concert series continues this weekend with a performance by baritone Gotthold Schwarz and pianist Josef Christof.

Their performance of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, a song cycle to poems by Wilhelm Müller, will take place on Saturday at 8pm in Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan.

The series’ next concert, on March 13 at 4pm in Castalia Hall, will be pianist Hugh Tinney’s second of three recitals of European piano masterworks, this time featuring music from Hungary and Poland.

There will also be six performances as part of the Barrow River Arts Festival from March 4-6 at Borris House in Co Carlow.