Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture suggests an impending tragedy, but the music makes an emotional u-turn into something quite magnificent. It counter-balances the powerful close of Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony (No. 5), a work written to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation that affords an instructive insight into the composer’s use of Lutheran church music.
British-born composer, Tarik O’Regan was commissioned to write a commemorative work to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, and in February 2017 Chamber Choir Ireland and the Irish Chamber Orchestra bring A Letter of Rights to tour Ireland – marking the 800th anniversary of its arrival here.
Katherine Hunka directs The Magic of the Movies, showcasing some of Hollywood’s best film music, from classic movie scores to today’s most popular soundtracks. Katherine has injected unprecedented creativity and unique artistic style in this movie roller-coaster.
The world-class Irish Chamber Orchestra begins the first year of its 3-residency In Kilkenny, performing four concerts which highlight a cycle of Mozart’s four late symphonies and the opera Idomeneo which has not been performed at full scale in Ireland since 1956.
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Jörg Widmann Principal Guest Conductor/ Clarinet
Tabea Zimmermann Viola
Mozart Serenade No. 13, K 525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mendelssohn The Hebrides Op. 26 Fingal’s Cave
Widmann 180 Beats Per Minute for String Sextet
Bruch Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola Op. 88
Mozart Symphony no. 40 in G minor KV 550
The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Sing Out with Strings programme celebrates its 8th birthday in true party style with a fabulous show Past, Present, Future. 300 children from Le Cheile N.S. and St Mary’s N.S. join the Irish Chamber Orchestra with special guests for a colourful celebration on in association with Millennium Theatre, LIT, Limerick.