Irish Chamber Orchestra with Carolin Widmann  @ Music for Wexford

Irish Chamber Orchestra with Carolin Widmann @ Music for Wexford

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 8.00pm

Irish Chamber Orchestra 

Carolin Widmann Violin/ Director

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade No.13 for strings, G major, K.525 

J.S. Bach Violin Concerto No.1, BWV 1041, A minor 

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 

Enjoy three iconic masterworks from the baroque, classical and romantic catalogues, performed and directed by the effervescent violinist, Carolin Widmann.  Find out why we love performing Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, one of the best loved and legendary of serenades.  To hear J.S. Bach’s A minor Violin Concerto is to hear a genius at work. One of the all-time great concertos, be amazed as at this show-off work full of fantastic, magical melodies. Tchaikovsky adored Florence.  Feel the love and joy as you walk the streets and delve into his sparkling Souvenir de Florence.

Irish Chamber Orchestra is Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble. Mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from DJs to dance companies, ICO pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do. These days, you are as likely to find us at the Electric Picnic as Mozartfest, but wherever we perform, the ICO delivers world-class concerts feted for their energy and style. Each year, Ireland’s busiest chamber ensemble presents concert seasons in Limerick and Dublin, embarks on two national tours, and makes a series of prestigious international appearances supported by Culture Ireland.

Celebrated Austrian Violinist Thomas Zehetmair was appointed Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner in May 2022 for a three year term. Zehetmair’s enthusiasm and commitment is matched by the orchestra itself, led by the ebullient Katherine Hunka, and comprises of 22 outstanding musicians. ICO’s special rapport, forged by over 20 years of playing – and sometimes singing! – together, creates the unique sound that has captivated audiences all over the world.

At the heart of this vision is the belief that music is for everyone. ICO has implemented an ambitious and far-reaching strategy that aims to take music out of the concert hall and into the local community, inspiring children to try music for themselves, and supporting them on their journey from first lesson to public performance. Our ground-breaking initiative, Sing Out with Strings (SOWS), offers primary school children in Limerick the chance to learn free music. Now in its fifteenth year, the project has been hailed as a model of social inclusion, offering opportunities for young people, developing key life skills, and providing tangible long-term benefits for participants, their families, and the wider community. ICO is orchestra-in[1]residence at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

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Published by bethmcninch on 17 December 2023

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