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MOZART, WIDMANN & MENDELSSOHN

Since 1921, Germany’s oldest Mozart Festival has been held in the Würzburg Residence Palace. 25,000 attend more than sixty top class orchestral and chamber concerts with internationally renowned artists.

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Sing Out with Strings – TEN!

The Irish Chamber Orchestra will accompany their young colleagues through a delicious mix of music.  A variety of genres feature in an array of new songs from Ireland to the Carribbean, with music composed by the children especially for the occasion.  So, come on along and celebrate this 10-year success story with Sing out With Strings at University Concert Hall on Wednesday 30 May at 12 noon.

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

The spark of Vivaldi’s inflammable brilliance first ignited with his Opus 3: L’estro armonico or The Genius of Harmony –a set of twelve concertos, and one of the most influential works of its day.  No. 1 oozes creativity and imagination.

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

The Irish Chamber Orchestra collaborates with the newly formed Irish National Opera and a dream-team ensemble cast from Ireland and beyond

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KEY WORKS

Grande dame of the piano, Elisabeth Leonskaja performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 – a work full of mercurial wit and humour.

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KORMAC: EQUIVALENT EXCHANGE

St. Patrick’s Festival (15-19 March) features a specially commissioned evening with leading Irish producer, DJ and composer Kormac.  Kormac: Equivalent Exchange at Vicar Street brings Kormac alongside the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Kormac’s Big Band and an array of guests.

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CANCELLED – STABAT MATER

Chamber Choir Ireland and the Irish Chamber Orchestra perform the Irish premiere of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater, an intense setting of a medieval hymn for chorus and orchestra conducted by the composer himself, as part of NEW MUSIC DUBLIN 2018.

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TRAPEZE

The Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor is a seldom heard gift full of the jazzy themes of the 20‘s, inspired by his forgotten circus ballet Trapèze. Acrobatic aerial dance specialists, Fidget Feet enhance this unique spectacularly atmospheric performance.

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The Best of Christmas

Sibelius originally scored his Andante festivo for string quartet in 1922, re-scoring it for string orchestra in 1938. Full of empassioned string-writing he combines lusciousness with poignancy to great effect.

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MOSTLY MENDELSSOHN

Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture is a startling work of tremendous originality. The 17 year old composer created a new musical genre (the concert overture), and used musical language and expression unlike any that had come before.

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