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Katherine Hunka Director/Violin

Philip Glass Symphony No. 3
Schubert Rondo in A for Violin and Strings D. 438
Linda Buckley Fall Approaches
Dvořák Serenade Op. 22

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“This demonstrated the gorgeous string tone and attentive listening that marks the ICO’s playing under Katherine Hunka inspirational leadership”. The Examiner

Philip Glass, an iconoclast, and one of the best-known composers of the late 20th-century celebrated his 75th birthday this year. His work is frequently characterised by repetitive and minimalistic structures and his Symphony No. 3 is exhilarating and breathes like a living being. Glass intimates that here “all 19 players have been woven into the music” in a work which treats each performer as a soloist and so appropriate for the ICO. Schubert’s sublime Rondo in A for Violin and Strings D. 438 is fresh, ardently lyrical and totally lovable. Based on a playful theme, the mood throughout is songful, light, and virtuosic in the extreme for Director, Katherine Hunka. Kinsale-born composer Linda Buckley’s Fall Approaches is inspired by evocative Icelandic poetry, steeped in beautiful melancholy, isolation and splendid landscape. Dvořák composed his joyful and much-loved Serenade in E major for Strings, Op. 22 in less than two weeks in 1875 which was a prolific year for him. It is one of his most popular works.


Concert Dates

Wednesday 17 October @ 8pm
Venue: Seapoint Leisure Centre, Salthill, Galway 
Tickets: €20 / members & concessions: €16 / students (full time): €6
Booking: By phone: Music for Galway 091 705962 
In person: Opus 2, High Street Galway

Thursday 18 October @ 8pm
Venue: University Concert Hall, Limerick 
Tickets: Adult €20/ Conc €18/ Student €10
Booking: 061-331549

Friday 19 October @ 8pm
Venue: Canis major Clarion Hotel Sligo (Con Brio Sligo Music Association)
Ticket: €20 
Booking: 071-9161518

Saturday 20 October @ 7:15pm
Venue: Headfort House, Kells, Meath 
Ticket: €75 (Concert & Supper) all proceeds go to Orbis Ireland
Booking: 01-2933060

Thursday 25 October @ 8pm
Venue: St James’s Church, Mallow, Cork.
Ticket: €18 /Conc €15
Booking: 061-331549 or buy on the door

*Longueville House in association with the Irish Chamber Orchestra are happy to offer a special overnight package of €150 per person sharing Dinner, B&B plus ticket to October Nationwide Tour in Mallow on Thursday 25th October 2012. 
Telephone hotel directly to book: 022 47156

Friday 26 October @ 8pm
Venue: St. Johns Theatre, The Square, Listowel, Kerry
Ticket: €20
Booking: 068-22566

Concert Dates


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