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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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THE MAGIC OF THE MOVIES

Katherine Hunka and the Irish Chamber Orchestra showcase some of Hollywood’s best film music over a sixty year period, from classic movie scores to today’s most popular soundtracks. A selection of these colourful works feature the accordion, played with panache by Dermot Dunne.

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Residency in Germany

Heidelberger Frühling – Year 1 of a 3-Year Irish Chamber Orchestra Residency. The finest music festival in Baden-Württemberg! Spring owes its reputation to the great interpreters who find their way to Heidelberg – a picture postcard town on the River Neckar. Over 130 Festival events attract around 35,000 visitors every year. The theme for the 18th Heidelberger Frühling is Parallel Stories. Further information on www.heidelberger-fruehling.de

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1916 – REVOLUTION & RHETORIC

The Irish Chamber Orchestra dedicates this concert to the 1916 Easter Rising commemorative celebrations with an emphasis on remembrance. Now in his 81st year, renowned actor Des Keogh explores this period of Irish history presenting a nostalgic pot-pourri of music, song and poetry.

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MENDELSSOHN, WIDMANN & WEBER

This concert celebrates the beginning of a three-year collaboration with one of the world’s up-and-coming pianists, Russian-born Igor Levit. The first leg of the ICO’s residency in Heidelberg (April 2016) sees the orchestra performing Mendelssohn and Mozart piano concerti with Levit.

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

Pergolesi’s musical career spanned only six years, during which he produced liturgical music of astounding beauty. His exquisitely emotive Salve Regina, with soloist Ailish Tynan, is pure in tone, expressive and poignant.

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A SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS

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MOZART, MENDELSSOHN & MORE

Mozart‘s Figaro overture sets the scene for the hilarity that ensues. The frenetic Presto tempo, breathless figuration and drawn-out crescendos all add to the energy of this four-minute sprint. Mozart’s Serenade No. 12 for winds (sometimes referred to as Nacht Musique) shows the composer’s ingenious way of mixing a light serenade tone with an artful descant model.

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USA Tour November 2015

Celebrated Hungarian cellist István Várdai performs Haydn‘s infamous C major Concerto, composed during this Esterhazy period and only rediscovered in 1961. Described as “the single greatest musicological discovery since the Second World War”, it is full of fire and spirit.

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