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October 2011 – US Tour – Chicago Tribune

Irish Chamber Orchestra, Gérard Korsten Conductor, Leon Fleisher Piano, Pádraic Keane Uilleann Pipes

“Speediness and volatility vie for supremacy in the playing of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. How much of that propensity for driving energy and explosive power is built into the ensemble’s musical DNA, and how much comes from the dynamic direction of Gerard Korsten, the South African-born conductor who is leading the group’s eight-city U.S. tour, cannot be determined on a single hearing.”

 -John von Rhein, October 30, 2011 Chicago Tribune

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