Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Director
Sean Shibe Guitar
Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40
Malcolm Arnold Serenade for Guitar and Strings Op. 50
David Fennessy Rosewoods (world première)
Errolyn Wallen Photography
Grieg’s Holberg Suite evokes the beauty of Norway, its sumptuous fjords, lakes, and forests and of course celebrates a glorious Mid-summer evening at Castletown! Malcolm Arnold’s seldom heard Serenade, an exquisite mini-concerto in five short but distinct sections written in 1955, is brought to life tonight by the sensational Scottish guitarist, Sean Shibe, who performs for the first time with ICO. We are delighted to feature the world premiere of Dave Fennessy’s Rosewoods, a joint commission by ICO and the Dublin International Chamber Music Festival. The Irish Chamber Orchestra are fully at home with the dance-like rhythms of Wallen’s Photography, a four-movement work which evokes the experience of viewing photographs, or snapshots of different worlds beginning with Bach.