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Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner
Katherine Spencer Clarinet
Puccini Chrysanthemums for String Orchestra
Sebastian Adams 2018:2
Stamitz  Concerto for Clarinet B flat major
Tchaikovsky  Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48
This programme puts the spotlight on a new work by the up-and-coming Dubliner, Sebastian Adams, currently blazing a trail as a composer and viola player of repute, with a passion for contemporary music.  His new commission for the ICO explores the possibilities of the individuals in the orchestra as much as the instruments they play. Puccini‘sChrysanthemums was written as an elegy in response to the death of the Duke of Savoy. This beautifully poignant movement was also included in the death scene of Puccini‘sopera Manon LescautJohann Stamitz pioneered the use of wind instruments as a permanent part of the orchestra.  His Clarinet Concerto was an early milestone in the development of the genre, and Jörg Widmann has invited Katherine Spencer into the spotlight, to show off the vast technical and lyrical capabilities of her artistry, and the instrument.  The final spotlight is on Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Serenade for Strings, one of his most enduringly popular works.  This, combined with the irrepressible energy andinsight brought by Widmann and the ICO, has all the makings of an unforgettable performance!
“Widmann’s energy doesn’t seem to have any boundaries, he simply motivates everyone around him, be it the hard working shining brass, the zippy violins or the juicy explosions in sound.” 
Rhein-Neckar Zeitung

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Thursday, November 15, 2018

    University Concert Hall, Limerick.

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1542398400
  • 20:00, Friday, November 16, 2018

    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1542483000
  • 19:30, Saturday, November 17, 2018

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

    Tickets no longer available


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