Irish Chamber Orchestra
Sean Shibe Guitar
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo, Op. 3, No. 8, RV 522
Dave Fennessy Rosewoods
Dvořák Two Waltzes Op.54, No.1 & 4
Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in D Major RV 93
Malcolm Arnold Serenade for Guitar and Strings Op. 50
Elgar Introduction & Allegro
Written as part of his Opus 3 L’Estro Armonico, the popular Double Concerto in A minor is one of his exciting and sunniest of works. Dave Fennessy’s sensory Rosewoods brims with nostalgia reminding the composer of his bond with his guitar. Dvořák’s Two Waltzes 1&4 are original, wistful, and boisterous from his set of 8 Waltzes. The amazing guitarist Sean Shibe performs Vivaldi’s popular Concerto in D major transcribed for guitar followed by Malcolm Arnold’s incredibly beautiful Serenade for Guitar and Strings. Here the guitar plays over muted strings, alternating the dreamy theme with more energetic passages. Finally, Elgar’s masterpiece Introduction and Allegro is exhilarating, reminiscent of a multi-layered symphonic poem for string orchestra, with multiple themes as showcased by ICO.
Thursday 9 June, 8pm | University Concert Hall, Limerick
Friday 10 June, 8pm | Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Saturday 11 June, 8pm | The Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Sunday 12, 5pm | Castletown House, Co Kildare
(Dublin International Chamber Music Festival)
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