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Irish Chamber Orchestra
Peter Whelan Director
Christian Elliott Cello
Aoife Nic Athlaoich Cello

JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 3, BWV 1048, 10 min.
CPE Bach Concerto for Cello in A minor
CPE Bach Bach Sinfonia in B minor WQ 182/5 Hamburg
Vivaldi Concerto for two celli in G minor RV 531
Purcell Midsummer Nights’s Dream (The Fairy Queen Suite No. 1)

JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos are among the most perfect examples of the Baroque concerto. Few works match their tireless invention, colourful instrumentation, or virtuosity. CPE Bach’s popular Cello Concerto in A is a real gem. It offers cellist Christian Elliott plenty of clever challenges in the fast movements, while providing a slow movement of astonishing expressive intensity that transcends time, place, and stylistic formality. His Symphony in B minor is extremely Mozartian in style, full of unexpected harmonic turns. Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 celli is a stand- alone work performed by ICO cellists Christian Elliott and Aoife Nic Athlaoich. Its electrifying opening leaves one in no doubt of its highly charged emotional content. The slow movement breathes an almost autobiographical sadness, while its frenetic finale will have you on the edge of your seat. From the soaring pomp of Bach to the rhythmic elegance of the orchestral suite from Purcell’s Fairy Queen, the sound of the Baroque court provides a rich drawing board for this concert.

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Thursday, October 19, 2017

    glór, Ennis

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1508529600
  • 20:00, Friday, October 20, 2017

    Monkstown Parish Church, Dublin (In association with The Pavilion Theatre)

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1508616000
  • 20:00, Saturday, October 21, 2017

    An Grianan, Letterkenny

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1508684400
  • 15:00, Sunday, October 22, 2017

    The Model, Sligo (Con Brio Sligo Music Series)

    Tickets no longer available


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