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Cancellation Notice

Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19, the Irish Chamber Orchestra is forced to cancel our upcoming performances with Fazil Say on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March.  We will organise refunds as soon as possible. Please stay tuned for updates which will be posted here and on our social media sites.

We hope to reschedule the concert in due course.

We thank you for your patience as we navigate this unusual time and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Orient & Occident

March 2020

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Fazil Say Director, Piano
Katherine Hunka Director, Violin
Anna Devin Soprano


Fazil Say  Silk Road
Mozart  Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben from Zaide
Fazil Say  Black Earth
Mozart  Ch’io mi scordi di te, KV 505
Fazil Say  Four Arias from Goethe Lieder (West-Eastern Divan)
Mozart  Piano Concerto No. 12, KV 414

Fazil Say has a passion for Mozart.  His Silk Road is an exotic and extraordinary musical journey across the fabled trade route.  In a world of Turkish pirates and Christian slaves, Anna Devin sings one of Zaide’s most beautiful arias, Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben to her would-be-lover.  In Black Earth, Say’s music digs deep into soil and history.  Mozart’s Ch’io mi scordi di te is one of his finest concert arias.  The ICO provides the colourful framework for Say’s dramatic and passionate Goethe Songs, settings of poems from the cycle West-Eastern Divan – a showcase for Anna Devin’s brilliant vocals. Finally, Mozart’s playful Concerto in A major brims with lyricism and texture emulating his idol, J.C. Bach.

“He is not only a brilliant pianist, but will without doubt also become one of the great artists of the 21st century”.  Le Figaro

Dates & Tickets

Saturday 28 March, 7:30pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin
Presented by the Office of Public Works

Sunday 29 March, 3pm
University Concert Hall, Limerick