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Irish Chamber Orchestra

Patrick Mason Director

Bosco Hogan Actor

Katherine Hunka Musical Director

Rudi de Groote Cello


Tchaikovsky   Souvenir de Florence Op. 70  (Allegro Vivace)

Tchaikovsky   Serenade for Strings Op. 48

Tchaikovsky   Nocturne for Cello and Strings Op. 19/4


The Irish Chamber Orchestra embarks on a nationwide tour visiting 8 venues.  For the first time, the ICO joins forces with award-winning theatre director Patrick Mason to present an original piece of music theatre, based on the life and work of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.    This fascinating piece of music theatre captures the achievement and the tragedy of a man who created some of the greatest and most instantly recognisable music ever written.

Bosco Hogan is Modest Tchaikovsky, the composer’s brother and first biographer, a man on a mission. The gossip surrounding his brother’s marriage, sexuality and sudden death, is out of control. Moreover, Modest’s integrity as a reliable witness has been questioned by subsequent biographers and historians.  He is here to scotch the rumours, and settle the truth – but certain truths are hard to tell. He invokes his brother’s music to prove his narrative. But music tells many stories, and none. Hogan is a consummate skill and wide versatility have made him one of the most sought after and respected actors in Irish theatre and television.

Tchaikovsky’s best-loved music creates an illusion that it arrived in this world absolutely effortlessly and the ICO under Katherine Hunka deliver it seamlessly.

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Town Hall Theatre, Galway

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1392321600
  • 20:00, Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Glór Theatre, Ennis

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1392408000
  • 20:00, Friday, February 14, 2014

    The Source Arts Centre, Thurles

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1392494400
  • 20:00, Saturday, February 15, 2014

    The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1392840000
  • 20:00, Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1392926400
  • 20:00, Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, (offsite at Brook Lodge Hotel) Aughrim

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1393012800
  • 20:00, Friday, February 21, 2014

    Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co Kerry

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1393099200
  • 20:00, Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin

    Tickets no longer available


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