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.
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Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Director
Finghin Collins Piano
HAYDN, MOZART & STRAVINSKY
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
Mozart Symphony No. 29 KV 201 A-major
Thursday 8 October
RDS Concert Hall Dublin @ 8pm
€20, €18 and €10 students
Friday 9 October
University Concert Hall, Limerick @ 8pm
€20, €18 and €10 students
Saturday 10 October
Black Box Theatre, Galway
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
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
Tuesday 15 October
The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick @ 12 noon, 1.30pm & 7pm
061 77 4 774 Get tickets HERE.
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