Don’t miss the Irish Chamber Orchestra Jorg Widmann concert at UCH, Limerick Wednesday December 2.
Widmann and the ICO present a dazzling programme that blends old with new, featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Varess alongside one of Widmann’s own Quartets.
Clarinettist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. His music is invigorating and important as it charts new musical and imaginative terrain. He is one of Europe’s most exciting composers: “The five string quartets I have written so far follow a cyclic concept. They can be performed separately or as a complete whole. Quartet No. 1 was designed to provide a challenge for the technical and expressive abilities of the competing musicians and is therefore characterised by great leaps, numerous espressivo passages and technical obstacles” says Widmann.
Bartók’s student Sándor Veress displays true virtuosity in his trio for winds, showcased by Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Dan Bates (oboe) and and Rie Koyama (bassoon). Written in a matter of hours before the opera was first performed, Mozart penned a four minute romp, a hectic, bustling but hugely popular D major overture to The Marriage of Figaro. This contrasts with his more radical Serenade No. 12 in C minor, a small-scale drama of remarkable intensity. Symphony No. 8 for full orchestra was his first attempt at using the full orchestral pallet and one marvels at his 14 years of surefootedness.
Don’t miss this fabulous offering in Limerick and Cork!
The Irish Chamber Orchestra is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture
Widmann String Quartet No. 1
Mozart Serenade No. 12 KV 388 c-minor Nacht Musique
Sandor Veress Sonatine for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 8 in D major for Full Orchestra
Wednesday 2 December University Concert Hall, Limerick @ 8pm
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