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April 2016 – 1916 REVOLUTION & RHETORIC – Sunday Business Post

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka
Director/Violin
Des Keogh
Narrator
Albiez Trio
(Laoise Kelly Harp Tola Custy Fiddle Cormac Jan Breatnach Singer/Whistle)
 

“The concert full of splendid music under leader Katherine Hunka, benefited from an eclectic approach….overall a stimulating and thought-provoking concert.”

Dick O’Riordan

Sunday Business Post

 
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March 2016 – MENDELSSOHN, WIDMANN & WEBER – Irish Independent

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann Conductor/Clarinet
 
Igor Levit Piano
 
At one with Widmann’s direction, ICO’s support is elegant and trenchantwith strings pungent and energetic, ICO’s woodwind is playful and effervescent.” 
 

Pat O Kelly

Irish Independent

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March 2016 – MENDELSSOHN, WIDMANN & WEBER – Irish Examiner

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann Conductor/Clarinet

Igor Levit Piano
 

“Dressed in their smart new outfits, dark suits, gold ties and elegant long gowns, the ICO is not only Ireland’s most polished cultural export but also the best dressed to boot.”

Cathy Desmond

The Examiner

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March 2016 – MENDELSSOHN, WIDMANN & WEBER – Irish Times

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann Conductor/Clarinet
 
Igor Levit Piano
 

“Widmann and his players brought to it the same kind of sensitive brio that they showed throughout the evening.”

Michael Dervan

The Irish Times

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February 2016 – DEATH AND THE MAIDEN – Irish Times

The Irish Chamber Orchestra
Gábor Takács-Nagy Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor
Ailish Tynan Soprano
 

“The programme itself was rock-solid: sacred settings of Pergolesi, Mozart and Schubert, two movements from Haydn’s Seven Last Words, and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet arranged for strings. Soprano Ailish Tynan seemed at her beguiling best, and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy approached the music with vitality and imagination.”

Michael Dervan

The Irish Times

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    • November 2014 –WUNDERKIND 3 – Irish Times

      Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Jörg Widmann, Principal Guest Conductor/Clarinet
      Hugh Tinney, Piano
      Fidget Feet, Aerial Dance 
       

      “The ICO played a blinder under Widmann, stiffening the spine of the young Mendelssohn’s muscle-stretching excercises, negotiating the asperities of the Prokofiev Quintet with aplomb (I thought it gained from the combination with dance), and skilfully handling the stark chiaroscuro of some of Widmann’s own duos for violin and cello.”

      Michael Dervan

      The Irish Times

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