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January 2013 – Celebration / EU Presidency (Berlin) – Irish Times

Irish Chamber Orchestra (in association with Culture Ireland)
Jörg Widmann Principal Guest Conductor/Clarinet 
Ailish Tynan Soprano

“The programme was an ICO special….delivered with thrilling thrust…..there was always a special magic.”

Michael Dervan

The Irish Times

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January 2013 – Celebration / EU Presidency (Berlin) – Irish Times

Irish Chamber Orchestra (in association with Culture Ireland)
Jörg Widmann Principal Guest Conductor/Clarinet 
Ailish Tynan Soprano

“The Irish Chamber Orchestra wowed their audience with a lively programme of German Irish music…” Derek Scally  The Irish Times

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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

 
  • Featured Article

    • 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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