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April 2018 – THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

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Irish National Opera
 
“Under his (Peter Whelan’s) guidance the Irish Chamber Orchestra in the pit becomes a character in its own right, not just driving and supporting the drama, but effectively commenting on it, too.   Whelan doesn’t just glory in Mozart’s gorgeous writing for wind instruments. He shapes and frames phrases in ways that seem entirely fresh, sometimes generating a growl or a mutter, sometimes acting like a powerful spur to energise the action on the stage………. The brio and the poignancy of the orchestral music-making is well matched by the responsiveness of both singing and acting.”  Michael Dervan, Irish Times
 
“He (Patrick Mason) was abetted by the conductor Peter Whelan, who coaxed fleet playing from the Irish Chamber Orchestra…”  Hugh Canning Sunday Times
 
“…the Irish Chamber Orchestra delivered with its usual panache under conductor Peter Whelan” Dick O Riordan Sunday Business Post
 
“Conductor Peter Whelan and the Irish Chamber Orchestra gave what was an invigorating performance, full of energy and lightness of touch.. ..The balance was well struck between singers and orchestra allowing the glorious vocal lines to soar.” Andrew Larkin Backtrack
 
“Under Patrick Mason’s direction and the baton of Peter Whelan, this is an evening of unalloyed pleasure from beginning to end.” Patrick Viale No More Workhouse  
 
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March 2018 – HEIDELBERG FRÜHLING  FESTIVAL

Irish Chamber Orchestra 
Jorg Widmann Principal Conductor
Elisabeth Leonskaja  Piano
 
“The Irish Chamber Orchestra has spoiled the Heidelberger Frühling: with the beauty of their music and with the incredible enthusiasm in their music making. This would be unimaginable without their first guest principal conductor Jörg Widmann who again brought his clarinet with him”.  Rhein-Neckar Zeitung
 
“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
 
“Widmann pushes down the order of events, step by step, all the way into the cellar. What an evening!” Rhein-Neckar Zeitung
 
“The IrishChamber Orchestra follows him (Widmann) unconditionally.” Mannheimer Morgen 
 
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September 2017 – World Premiere – The Journal of Music

Irish Chamber Orchestra 
Gábor Tákacs-Nagy Conductor
Alex Petcu Percussion
 
 
“Indeed it’s hard to fault any aspect of the orchestra’s performance…
The one thing that was abundantly evident throughout this concert was the good rapport that existed between the conductor and the players…”
 
Adrian Smith
 
The Journal of Music 
 
“Musically, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Stephen Barlow, is exquisite, releasing the full richness of Britten’s often difficult score with great success”
The Arts Review Sept 17Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/06/2915080/review-humor-virtuosity-mark-concert.html#storylink=cpy“Musically, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Stephen Barlow, is exquisite, releasing the full richness of Britten’s often difficult score with great success”
The Arts Review Sept 17
 
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September 2017 – OWEN WINGRAVE – The Arts Review

Irish Chamber Orchestra & Opera Collective Ireland
Stephen Barlow Conductor
 
“Musically, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Stephen Barlow, is exquisite, releasing the full richness of Britten’s often difficult score with great success”
 
The Arts Review
 
 
“Musically, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Stephen Barlow, is exquisite, releasing the full richness of Britten’s often difficult score with great success”
The Arts Review Sept 17Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/06/2915080/review-humor-virtuosity-mark-concert.html#storylink=cpy“Musically, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Stephen Barlow, is exquisite, releasing the full richness of Britten’s often difficult score with great success”
The Arts Review Sept 17
 

September 2017 – OWEN WINGRAVE – www.goldenplec.com

Irish Chamber Orchestra & Opera Collective Ireland
Stephen Barlow Conductor
 
“The ensemble, members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, brings out the colours of Britten’s score beautifully….” 
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    • September 2017 – World Premiere – The Journal of Music

      Irish Chamber Orchestra 
      Gábor Tákacs-Nagy Conductor
      Alex Petcu Percussion
       
       
      “Indeed it’s hard to fault any aspect of the orchestra’s performance…
      The one thing that was abundantly evident throughout this concert was the good rapport that existed between the conductor and the players…”
       
      Adrian Smith
       
      The Journal of Music 
       
      “Musically, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Stephen Barlow, is exquisite, releasing the full richness of Britten’s often difficult score with great success”
      The Arts Review Sept 17Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/06/2915080/review-humor-virtuosity-mark-concert.html#storylink=cpy“Musically, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Stephen Barlow, is exquisite, releasing the full richness of Britten’s often difficult score with great success”
      The Arts Review Sept 17
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