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Thomas Zehetmair Conductor

Daniel Bates Oboe

Fiona Kelly Flute


Dvořák Serenade in E major for Strings, Op. 22

Barber Capricorn Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet and Strings, Op. 21

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 Transfigured Night


Internationally acclaimed, Thomas Zehetmair is much sought after as a conductor, violinist and chamber musician. His debut with the ICO is eagerly anticipated!

Dvořák‘s much-loved Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 is one of his most popular works. Written during a happy and productive period in his life, is a light and carefree work.

Samuel Barber was one of the most celebrated US composers of the 20th century. His Capricorn Concerto was very much influenced by Stravinksy and premiered in 1944 when the composer was serving in the army. It was named after his house Capricorn for the maximum sunshine that it received in winter. Meanwhile, Arnold Schoenberg – the Jewish Austrian composer and painter, and Barber’s European contemporary – was associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art. His remarkable Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) is warm and expansive, and remains one of the composer’s most popular works. The music follows the narrative of an eponymous poem by Richard Dehmel, dealing with newly found love, confession, forgiveness and transfiguration: the intensity of the protagonists’ love overcomes all and their lives become transfigured during the moonlit night.

Concert Dates

  • 19:30, Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford (In association with Symphony Club of Waterford & Waterford Music)

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1492113600
  • 20:00, Thursday, April 13, 2017

    University Concert Hall, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available


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