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A Journey with Schubert

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Zehetmair Director/Violin 

Aisling Ennis Harp

Dowland Lachrimae Antiquae

Schubert Overture, D.8, C minor (arr. Hess) <1811> (6’) 

Delius Air and Dance for String Orchestra

Crawford Seeger Andante for Strings

Debussy Danses Sacrée et Profane

Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (arr. Mahler) – Death and the Maiden

John Dowland wrote seven variations on his song Flow, My Tears for a five-part consort. These gorgeous tunes highlighted ground-breaking counterpoint and we hear the first, Lachrimae Antiquae.  Two delightful dances illuminate the programme book-ending Ruth Crawford Seeger’s mesmerising Andante for Strings.  Air and Dance by Delius is a simple-textured piece in one movement with the Dance evolving naturally out of the AirDebussy’s shimmering and sensuous Danse Sacrée et danse profane is one of the finest works for harp and strings. The concert climaxes with Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, as death’s shadow stalks the composer, this iconic work combined with the sheer energy of ICO’s music-making, touches the heart.

Listen to the programme (below)

Dates and Tickets

Thursday 16 November, National Concert Hall, Dublin @7.30pm

Friday 17 November, University Concert Hall, Limerick @7.30pm