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AMERICA!

Musical giants Gershwin, Bernstein, Barber and Adams feature alongside Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Bernstein’s 1957 West Side Story featured a string of established classic hits, including Maria, Somewhere and the rousing but brilliant America.

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Music Moves You

The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Sing Out with Strings programme celebrates its 9th birthday in true party style with a fabulous show Music Moves You. 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 in UCH, Limerick.

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RADAMISTO

A king stops at nothing to satisfy his appetites, throwing the known world into bloody chaos. Handel’s timeless masterpiece of musical drama, featuring the hits ‘Cara Sposa’ and ‘Ombra Cara’, is a thrilling tale of sex, power and corruption.

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NEW WORLD

Internationally acclaimed, Thomas Zehetmair is much sought after as a conductor, violinist and chamber musician. His debut with the ICO is eagerly anticipated!

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REFORMATION

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.

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A LETTER OF RIGHTS

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.

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WAR & PEACE

Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet is one of the most powerful and personal compositions of the twentieth-century, dedicated to the victims of war and inspired by the destruction of Dresden.

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WIDMANN’S MENDELSSOHN

Renowned violinist and featured soloist, Carolin Widmann, steps into her brother’s shoes to direct a magical programme of prodigious works by Mendelssohn.

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THE MAGIC OF THE MOVIES

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.

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Irish composer Ian Wilson’s Veer is a significant work, a product of an intense period at the turn of the millennium when the composer was forced to flee Belgrade from a NATO bombing campaign and return to Ireland.

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