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UCH welcomes The Irish Chamber Orchestra October 9 UCH welcomes The Irish Chamber Orchestra October 9


UCH welcomes The Irish Chamber Orchestra October 9



The University Concert Hall Limerick welcomes The Irish Chamber Orchestra to perform a programme of works by Haydn, Mozart and Stravinksy on Friday October 9.

The concert also takes place in the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin on Thursday October 8 and in the Back Box Theatre, Galway on Saturday October 10.

The programme opens and closes with two Mozart Symphonies.  No. 51 which is a re-working of his La Finta Giardiniera overture and No. 29 is a crystallization of the young Mozart’s revelatory self-confidence in ever-expanding musical structures. 

Stravinsky’s neoclassical Concerto in D was written in Hollywood in 1946.  Its exciting rhythmic character inspired Jerome Robbins to choreograph it in his ballet, The Cage. It is virtuosic and unparalleled in the repertoire. His exploratory but exciting Septet is another ingenious composition featuring pianist Finghin Collins alongside members of the ICO.

The wry wit of Haydn’s D major Concerto is a tour de force of fluency, warmth and Finghin Collins promises audiences a taste of the exotic. Since taking first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland in 1999, Collins enjoys a flourishing career that extends to Europe, the United States and Asia. He makes a major contribution to musical life in Ireland, where he is Artistic Director of the New Ross Piano Festival and Music for Galway. Collins returns to the ICO fold on Thursday 15 October for 3 performances of Carnival of the Animals at The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick.

Don’t miss three great concerts in Dublin, Limerick and Galway.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. 

Check out The Irish Chamber Orchestra website here.

October 2015

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Katherine Hunka Director

Finghin Collins Piano


Mozart                   Symphony in D major KV 196+121 La Finta Giardiniera

Stravinsky              Concerto in D Major

Haydn                     Piano Concerto in D major Hob XVIII:11

Stravinsky              Septet

Mozart                   Symphony No. 29 KV 201 A-major

Thursday 8 October                           

RDS Concert Hall Dublin @ 8pm                                                           

 0818 719 300 Click HERE for tickets.

€20, €18 and €10 students

Friday 9 October                                 

University Concert Hall, Limerick @ 8pm                                      

061 331549 Click HERE for tickets.                         

€20, €18 and €10 students

Saturday 10 October                         

Black Box Theatre, Galway

 (In association with Music for Galway)  
091 569 777 Click HERE for tickets.           

October 2015

Lime Tree Theatre presents as part of the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2015 An Irish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Louis Lovett Narrator

An Irish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble:

Katherine Hunka Director/Violin

André Swanepoel Violin Joachim Roewer Viola

Tim Lowe Cello Aura Stone Double Bass

Emma Roche Flute/Piccolo Macdara O Seireadán Clarinet Alex Petcu Percussion

Finghin Collins Piano Dearbhla Collins Piano


Tuesday 15 October                           

The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick @ 12 noon, 1.30pm  & 7pm

061 77 4 774 Get tickets HERE.

Read more about the Irish Chamber Orchestra here.

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