Galway Midwinter Festival
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Director
Katherine Hunka and the Irish Chamber Orchestra bring their own blend of musical alchemy, combining Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons with Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Vivaldi’s hugely popular Seasons never fails to enchant with its freshness and musical brilliance. Each season features three short movements, prefaced by a sonnet full of allusions ripe for sonic depiction.
In contrast, Piazzolla allows each season one movement, full of atmosphere. Summer contrasts the sassy, rhythmic tango with remnants of the Italian Baroque while a beautiful melancholic cello solo dominates Autumn. Katherine Hunka shines in Piazzolla’s intensely emotive Winter tango while Spring in Buenos Aires is filled with excitement propelling this work to a brilliant conclusion.
Dates and Tickets
Friday 20 January Town Hall Theatre, Galway @ 8pm
Tickets from Town Hall Theatre tht.ie | 091 569777
€30/€27, Students (full time) €10, | MfG Friends €26