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Irish Chamber Orchestra reveals an eclectic ICO 2024 Autumn Winter Season



ICO 2024 Autumn Winter – Irish Chamber Orchestra are a collaborative ensemble and they welcome guests to their home space, fusing their music with other genres sharing the space, across seasonal offerings.

The ICO 2024 Autumn Winter Season theme is Shared Spaces which runs throughout the upcoming year

ICO 2024 Autumn Winter Thomas Zehetmair
Thomas Zehetmair

Irish Chamber Orchestra reveals an eclectic new ICO 2024 Autumn Winter season with an over-arching theme of Shared Spaces which runs throughout the upcoming year. As a collaborative ensemble, they welcome guests to their home space, fusing their music with other genres sharing the space, across seasonal offerings. Collectively, they delight in sharing these spaces with audiences countrywide and beyond.

On Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, a Mozart Homage directed by Katherine Hunka will thrill audiences at UCH, Limerick. A light and airy Divertimento K.136 demonstrates Mozart’s youthful brilliance. Schnittke’s nods to both Mozart and Haydn in Moz-Art à la Haydn will amaze with its extraordinary virtuosity, fun and flair. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, his much-loved tribute to Mozart will seduce and set hearts racing. 


It’s all about love in October as Jörg Widmann champions Schumann.  Hearts will spin at his Overture, Scherzo, and Finale inspired by his marriage. Be profoundly moved by Widmann’s slow and evocative Chorale Quartet, stark and beautiful, as it delves into the most intimate of sound worlds. Finally, feel the joy and exhilaration of Schumann’s infectious Spring Symphony at UCH, Limerick on Saturday, October 5

Katherine Hunka leads us in our first collaboration with Irish Youth Training Choir under Choral Director Patrick Barrett for a Choral Christmas extravaganza. Extracts from Britten’s ever popular Ceremony of Carols, interspersed with his Simple Symphony, will enchant audiencesTorelli’s lively Christmas Concerto brings us back in time followed by Mozart’s sublime Ave Verum Corpus, an all-time classic. Feel the fragility of Warlock’s enchanting dance music in his Capriol Suite. An amalgam of popular carols old and new will ignite spirits at this ICO Christmas cracker at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge, St. Limerick on Friday, December 13.

As Ireland’s national chamber orchestra, the ICO are lucky to call the University of Limerick home and are funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. 

LISTINGS for ICO 2024 Autumn Winter Season:


Irish Chamber Orchestra Katherine Hunka Director/Violin


Mozart Divertimento K.136 (125a), D major 

Schnittke Moz-Art à la Haydn  Katherine Hunka

Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings, Op.48, C major 

Thursday, September 12 University Concert Hall @7.30pm Tickets: €30, €25, €10, €5


Irish Chamber Orchestra Jörg Widmann Conductor


Schumann Overture, Scherzo, & Finale, in E major, Op.52 

WidmannChorale Quartet

Schumann: Symphony No.1, Op.38, B-flat major Spring

Saturday, October 5 University Concert Hall, Limerick @7.30pm Tickets: €30, €25, €10, €5


Irish Chamber Orchestra & Irish Youth Training Choir

Patrick Barrett Choir Director Katherine Hunka Director Violin


Britten A Ceremony of Carols Hodie  
Torelli Christmas Concerto 

Britten Boisterous Bouree / Sentimental Sarabande Simple Symphony 
Britten A Ceremony of Carols Balulalow & This little Babe  

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, K.618 strings 

Warlock Capriol Suite strings 
Leontovych Carol of the Bells
Hopkins (arr. Higgins) We Three Kings 

Whitacre Glow    

Higgins Still, Still, Still   
Wade O Come all ye Faithful 
Gruber/MohrSilent Night  

Friday, December 13 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick 1pm and 7.30pm €30, €25, €10, €5

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