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European Tour   4 July – 6 July 2013

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann, Klarinette

Mozart’s Great Night Music


Mozart               Idomeneo Ouvertüre

Widmann        Ikarische Klage

Mozart              Clarinet Concert KV662 in A major

Widmann        Fantasie für Klarinette solo

Mozart           Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550


The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents a dazzling programme which features some of Mozart’s most popular works and showcases the multi-talented Jörg Widmann as a soloist and composer. 

The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann highlights his many talents as a clarinettist, composer and conductor.  As one of Germany’s best exports, Widmann has performed with such greats as András Schiff, Christoph von Dohnányi, Kent Nagano and many more. 

Widmann performs two of his own compositions.   Ikarische Klage, was inspired by a poem by Charles Baudelaire centres on the medium of air and offers a musical interpretation on the mythical figure of Icarus.    His virtuosic Fantasie for Solo Clarinet is a fascinating work with pulsating rhythms and noticeable jazz influences.

Mozart’s dramatically popular Idomeneo Overture from the opera Idomeneo was described by Albert Einstein as ‘one of those works that even a genius like Mozart could write only once in his life’.  His ever popular Clarinet Concerto, KV662 in A major is best remembered from the soundtrack of the movie “Out of Africa” and is one of the composer’s finest works.   Finally,  Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 is known as the “great” to distinguish it from an earlier symphony in the same key. It was one of a handful of works that captured the romantic imagination when Mozart’s reputation was at its lowest.

Rheingau Festival


Thurs 4 July 2013

8pm          Kloster Eberbach, Kreuzgang,event.html

                         Lichfield Festival

                         UNITED KINGDOM

                         Sat 6 July 2013

                    7.30pm      Lichfield Cathedral






Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Kloster Eberbach, Kreuzgang

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1373139000
  • 19:30, Saturday, July 6, 2013

    Lichfield Cathedral

    Tickets no longer available


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