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Irish Chamber Orchestra announces 2024 spring season of concerts. ICO Autumn Concert in University Concert Hall. Picture: Keith Wiseman

Irish Chamber Orchestra presents a 2024 spring season of extraordinary concerts that will seduce hearts and stir souls

Irish Chamber Orchestra presents a 2024 spring season of extraordinary concerts that will seduce hearts and stir souls
Irish Chamber Orchestra announces 2024 spring season of concerts

On February 9 and 10 in Limerick and Dublin, Irish Chamber Orchestra’s (ICO) voyage of rich imagination conducted by rising star Killian Farrell features two all-time great symphonies. Prokofiev’s first symphony, the ‘Classical’, full of vitality and fun is paired Mozart’s thrilling Jupiter in all its grandeur. Deirdre Gribbin’s The Stones of Life sung by Sharon Carty will sweep you to places beyond your imagination.

Be amazed by Norwegian Violinist Henning Kraggerud in Limerick on March 7 as he takes on Bach’s Goldberg Variations, putting his own stamp on this iconic work. The ICO invite people to come and explore its mystery with Henning’s revealing words and musical demonstrations.  The magic will take you to another unexpected place.

In April ICO will collaborate with University Concert Hall to present Saint-Saëns’ much-loved Carnival of the Animals on Sunday, April 7. In this fun-filled family concert, the group bring the various animals to life, with the help of pianists, Soo-Jung Ann, Fiachra Garvey and narrator, Richie Hayes.


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Also in April, the ICO welcomes back the effervescent German violinist Carolin Widmann for an April Tour visiting venues in Tallaght, Limerick, Newport, and Wexford from 10-13 April.  Find out why the ICO loves performing Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, one of the best-loved and legendary string serenades.

Thomas Zehetmair ends his journey of Schubert favourites, delving into Schubert’s enigmatic Unfinished Symphony No.8, full of gorgeous melodies, a milestone in symphonic history. The programme also includes Thomas’ own reworking of sketches of the missing Scherzo from the same symphony.

Rounding out the programme are two masterpieces, Beethoven’s dramatic Coriolan Overture and one of the most loved classical concertos, Mozart’s bright and cheerful French Horn Concerto No. 2, with our own principal horn, Stephen Nicholls, UCH, Limerick on 14 June.

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