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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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ICONS

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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Mozart Prince of Music

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.

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WÜRZBURG & ZÜRICH

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

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Past Present Future

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.

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