Irish Chamber Orchestra – I Create Online: A New Dawn
Collaboration and experimentation are at the heart of the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s mission. In our 50th Anniversary Year, we have commissioned a Covid-inspired series of ‘shorts’ through creative and collaborative partnerships with thirteen arts specialists. These heart-warming connections of inspired creativity will broadcast on ICO social media channels over four Thursdays from the 5-26 November. A play on Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO), the I Create Online series is an initial 4-part collaborative series showcasing a broad range of creative disciplines with each creative expression accompanied by music from the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Our mission is to bring the ICO into people’s hearts and homes, to inspire and move them with innovative collaborations, whilst also supporting fellow artists.
The second collaboration on Thursday 12 November is a three-way collaboration with Aerialist Aisling Ní Cheallaigh, ICO Cellist Christian Elliott and Film Editor, Michelle Ryan. Aisling performs her ICO commissioned improvisation to Christian Elliott’s stunning arrangement of the old American folksong, The House of the Rising Sun.