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Carolin Widmann Director/Violin


Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

Sam Perkin Nimbus for String Orchestra

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor

Jörg Widmann Ètudes I-III

Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 9 in C major Swiss


Carolin Widmann directs the Irish Chamber Orchestra for the first time as brother Jörg is indisposed…

The Irish Chamber Orchestra perform’s WIDMANN’S MENDELSSOHN in Dublin, Limerick and Cork on 9,10,11 November respectively. Renowned violinist and featured soloist, Carolin Widmann, steps into her brother’s shoes to direct a magical programme of prodigious works by Mendelssohn.

Carolin’s effervescent tone and delicate but assured sensibility imparts buoyancy to the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor. Written at just 13, Widmann’s scorching delivery of this concerto will not disappoint. Mendelssohn’s sparkling String Symphonies offer an amazing treasure-chest of delights. No 5 is deliciously bite-sized, while No. 9 is a brilliant and masterful achievement for a 14-year old.

Carolin Widmann demonstrates her virtuosity performing her brother Jörg’s Etudes 1-3 which are full of texture and character. These include an almost ethereal accompaniment for voice which the versatile Widmann provides herself.

The ICO perform Nimbus for String Orchestra by Cork-born composer Sam Perkin, directed by Katherine Hunka. Sam is currently studying at the Conservatoire in Lyon, France, one of the leading music colleges in the world.

Don’t miss the Irish Chamber Orchestra at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at UCH Limerick and at CIT Cork School of Music on 9, 10 and 11 November respectively.

Click here  for information on our Pre Concert Supper in Limerick.

Concert Dates

  • 19:30, Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1478808000
  • 20:00, Thursday, November 10, 2016

    University Concert Hall, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1478894400
  • 20:00, Friday, November 11, 2016

    CIT Cork School of Music, Cork

    Tickets no longer available


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