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Irish Chamber Orchestra

Henning Kraggerud Director/Violin

Ole Bull La Melancholia arr. Kraggerud

Svendsen Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op.26 arr. Kraggerud

Siobhan Lamb Home (World Premiere)

Grieg Holberg Suite

Sinding Adagio from Suite in A minor, Op. 10

Kraggerud Suite from Equinox (Extract Nos. 7,9,17 and 18)

Halvorsen Veslemøy Song


Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud turns the spotlight on some of his homeland’s finest composers for violin and traverses the centuries in his ICO debut. ICO features Home a world premiere of a new commission by Irish composer Siobhan Lamb. Kraggerud performs a stunning arrangement of La Mélancolie Melody, known as I Ensomme Stunde or In Lonely MomentsSvendsen wrote with panache and his Romanze is one of his most popular works. Traverse the fjords with Grieg’s Holberg Suite, a fabulous collection of delightful dances that demonstrate Grieg’s great skill with simple harmonies that are bright but powerfully moving.  Sinding’s Suite in A minor, Op. 10, was showcased by the great violinists of the time and we hear the second, unutterably beautiful slow movement, a real show-stopper.  To the 21st century, Kraggerud features four extracts from his ingenious masterpiece, his Suite from Equinox for Violin and Chamber Orchestra where 24 time zones are moulded into four six-movement concertos Afternoon, Evening, Night and Morning. Finally, savour a delicious folk song Chant de Veslemøy, with a heart-warming tune, from Halvorsen’s Suite Mosaique.

Dates & Tickets

Thursday 10 March National Concert Hall

€25, €22, €10 students, €5 children

Friday 11 March University Concert Hall

€25, €22, €10 students, €5 children