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Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Leader

Pachelbel Canon
Ian Wilson In fretta, in vento
Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

The Irish Chamber Orchestra introduces a popular programme that spans five centuries. Pachelbel’s Canon is one of the most popular baroque compositions, from 17th-century. Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro is a wonderful example of his characteristically descriptive 19th-century string writing. It is often referred to as his ‘Welsh theme’, inspired by folk tunes, heard whilst holidaying in Cardiganshire, Wales. The ever-popular Souvenir de Florence was composed while Tchaikovsky lived there and illustrates the composer’s songful, flirtatious and beguiling compositional style. Working its way back to the 21st-century, the orchestra performs Ian Wilson’s In fretta, in vento, a single-movement work bound up with ideas of loss and remembrance, particularly in relation to the 9/11 attacks.

London-born violinist Katherine Hunka is leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and regularly directs from the leader’s chair. She has toured Ireland and China and performed in Berlin with the ICO. She is a regular chamber musician and soloist in Ireland and has given première performances with a number of Irish and British orchestras. As a soloist she has performed in London’s Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Southbank Centre. 

Don’t miss another diverse programme and an exciting night with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at a venue near you.

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Birr Theatre & Arts Centre Oxmantown Hall, Birr, Co Offaly

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1342123200
  • 20:00, Thursday, July 12, 2012

    Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Senan, Kilkee

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1342209600
  • 20:00, Friday, July 13, 2012

    St Mary's Church, Irishtown, Clonmel

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1342296000
  • 20:00, Saturday, July 14, 2012

    Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

    Tickets no longer available


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