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Cancellation Notice

Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19, the Irish Chamber Orchestra is forced to cancel our April tour. All tickets will be refunded. We hope to reschedule the tour for 2021.

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

Strings Attached

April 2020

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Director, Violin
Nicola Sweeney Violin
Christian Elliott Cello
Malachy Robinson Double Bass


Schnittke  Moz-Art à la Haydn
Schubert  Rondo for Violin and String Orchestra, D. 438
Ian Wilson The Seventh Seal Concerto for cello, double bass and string orchestra World Premiere (Commissioned by the ICO and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland)
Piazzolla  The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn brims with virtuosity, wit and flair.  Schubert’s Rondo for Violin and Strings is a masterpiece – virtuosic, fresh, lyrical and imbued with love.  Principals Christian Elliott and Malachy Robinson and their ICO colleagues then present the world premiere of Ian Wilson’s Seventh Seal – a new concerto for cello and double bass, commissioned by the ICO.  Astor Piazzolla’s ‘tangoed’ Four Seasons of Buenos Aires depicts the seasonal moods of the city through jazzy rhythms and romantic violin solos that ooze excitement, propelling this work to a brilliant conclusion.

Dates & Tickets

Wednesday 22 April, 8pm
Glór, Ennis
065 684 3102

Thursday 23 April, 8pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
057 866 3355

Friday 24 April, 8pm
The Model, Sligo
Con Brio Sligo Music Series
071 914 1405

Saturday 25 April, 7:30pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin
Presented by the Office of Public Works