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Jörg Widmann Principal Guest Conductor and Clarinet

Claron McFadden Soprano

Gilles Vonsattel Piano 


Mozart  Don Giovanni Overture

Mozart  Adagio and Fugue in C minor K.546

Widmann  Attempt at a Fugue for Soprano and String Orchestra (World Premiere)

Widmann  Sphinx Sayings & Riddles Canon for Soprano, Clarinet & Piano

Mendelssohn  Symphony No. 5 Op. 107 Reformation


Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture is renowned for its powerful opening.  This counter-balances the powerful symphonic close of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (Reformation), the heart of the programmeMendelssohn’s obsession with Bach’s counterpoint inspired Widmann’s own Attempt at a Fugue for Soprano & Orchestra.  The ICO and Stuttgarter Kammerorchester have jointly commissioned a world premiere of the re-writing of this work, performed by the ICO with U.S. soprano, Claron McFaddonMozart’s C Fugue was first composed for two pianos but re-arranged for strings, with an introductory Adagio reminiscent of a French overture.  In Sphinx’s Sayings and Riddle Canons, the particularly playful handling of sonority meets an almost rigid structure as McFadden’s humming alongside the clarinet and knocking sounds of Gilles Vonsattel on piano, become indistinguishable.

€20, €18 and €10 students


Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Thursday, April 9, 2015

    RDS Concert Hall, Dublin

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1428696000
  • 20:00, Friday, April 10, 2015

    University Concert Hall, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available


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