21/9/2011. News. New Ross Piano Festival. Junior infants from St Canices N.S. Rosbercon, New Ross, Co Wexford get some practice in at the piano placed at the Dunbrody Visitors Centre, New Ross, From left, Jamie Connolly-Smith and Jack Allen all aged 4yrs. The 'PLAYME' Pianos are dotted around the town for the New Ross Piano Festival weekend - For a full programme see newrosspianofestival.com or visitwexford.ie - Photograph Patrick Browne
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World Renowned Pianists Descend on New Ross for Sixth Annual Piano Festival
September 22 to 25
Eight internationally known pianists will descend upon the riverside town of New Ross this weekend for the sixth annual Piano Festival. The famous pianists will share the ivory keys with some budding musicians as ten pianos are dotted around the town in obscure locations such as the local supermarkets and the town hall for ‘PLAYME’ time at the festival.
Visitors to the New Ross Piano Festival can expect double the fun as a spectacular two-piano weekend of classical concerts takes place for the first time from September 22 to 25. Critically acclaimed pianists Katya Apekisheva, Norikeo Ogawa, Kathryn Stott, Charles Owen, Igor Roma Finghin Collins, Fiachra Garvey, and Enrico Pace will all perform at the sixth festival in a spectacular two-piano weekend.
Festival goers are in for a treat as the festival is hosting a day of concerts aimed at children and families, of ‘Carnival of the Animals’ on Friday, September 23 to celebrate ‘National Culture Night’. Daytime performances for schoolchildren of Saint-Saens' ‘Carnival of the Animals’, supported by the National Concert Hall and narrated by actor Barry McGovern, as well as a free 6.30pm ‘Opening Fanfare Concert’ for everyone in association with Culture Night, featuring Rossini's ‘William Tell’ Overture and another performance of Carnival of the Animals [tickets necessary]. And on Friday and Saturday lunchtimes, Des Manahan will be play