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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Director/Violin 
Nicola Sweeney Violin 

Vivaldi   Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in D-major, Op. 3 No. 1 (RV 549)
Malachy Robinson  Dream of the Green Men
JS Bach  Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1042
Schubert   String Quartet in D Minor D 810 Death and the Maiden

The spark of Vivaldi’s inflammable brilliance first ignited with his Opus 3: L’estro armonico or The Genius of Harmony –a set of twelve concertos, and one of the most influential works of its day.  No. 1 oozes creativity and imagination.

Malachy Robinson’s cinematic new work (commissioned for this tour) invokes music both old and new, and green men both woodland and alien.

Bach’s Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, known as the Double Violin Concerto, is one of his best-loved works. True to his nature, Bach’s Double is infused with polyphony, resulting in a fascinating 3-way dialogue between soloists and the orchestra, all sharing melodic ideas and motivic fragments throughout. 

Schubert’s Death and the Maiden is one of his finest works and a cornerstone of the repertoire.  Encompassing the full range of emotion from extreme tenderness to high drama, whilst ending in a wild Tarantella, it makes for thought-provoking, engaging listening.

Concert Dates

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  • 20:00, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

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  • 20:00, Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Cultúrlann, Kilkee, Co. Clare

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  • 20:00, Friday, May 18, 2018

    Newport Church, Newport, Co, Mayo

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  • 20:00, Saturday, May 19, 2018

    The Garage Theatre, Monaghan

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