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October 2012 – Finn Folk & Baroque – Cologne

October 2012

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Pekka Kuusisto Director/Violin 

“Eventually, during the Double Concerto BWV 1043 the laid back tempi caused a slight lack of musical tension, despite the fact that concertmaster Katherine Hunka, (who had invited her colleague to lead her glorious ensemble for this concert), and soloist Pekka Kuusisto communicated with each other in a very sincere and heartfelt musical dialogue”. Kolnische Rundschau  

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September 2012 – Finn Folk & Baroque – Irish Examiner

September 2012

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Pekka Kuusisto Director/Violin 

“The players in the ICO were quite obviously enjoying the huge variety of dynamics and articulations called for and the audience reaction was utter delight…..Kuusisto’s magnificent interpretation of Bartok’s Divertimento (and the ICO’s reponse) seemed to me to reach into the heart of the music” The Irish Examiner

 

September 2012 – Finn Folk & Baroque – Irish Times

September 2012

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Pekka KuusistoDirector/Violin

“It was a daring experiment in musical aesthetics….the ICO’s ardently expressive playing dug deep into the music’s trouble soul” Andrew Johnston Irish Times

 

April 2012 – Classic Clarinet – Sunday Business Post

Jörg Widmann – ‘Insel der Sirenen’, ‘Fantasie’

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto

Mendelssohn – Symphony No 1

“The audience was soon basking in the radiant glow of Widmann’s musical brilliance …….Widmann’s daring and intriguing choice deserves credit as does the sharp and energetic performance of his orchestra.”

Dick O Riordan, Sunday Business Post

 

April 2012 – Classic Clarinet – Irish Times

Jörg Widmann – ‘Insel der Sirenen’, ‘Fantasie’

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto

Mendelssohn – Symphony No 1

“This showed both the Irish Chamber Orchestra and its new principal guest conductor Jörg Widmann from a variety of perspectives”. Michael Dungan, Irish Times

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    • September 2014 – Haydn in London – Irish Times

      Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor
       

      “His approach to phrasing is consistently fresh.  And he has a real sense of fun, too, so that his music-making is often both bracing and witty….his enthusiasm is endearing and infectious…”

      Michael Dervan

      The Irish Times

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