Camerata Ireland on Second Tour of China
Irish chamber orchestra Camerata Ireland, which includes players from both the North and South of Ireland, embarks on its second tour of China this week, 1–7 December. The orchestra will play in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing and Jinan.
Camerata Ireland last appeared in China in a concert tour in Shanghai and Beijing in 2007.
‘We are delighted to be visiting China again,’ commented Artistic Director and Conductor of Camerata Ireland Barry Douglas. ‘This year has been a memorable one for Camerata Ireland with tours to, amongst others, Chile, Argentina, Poland, Russia and Finland and most recently Mexico. In the summer we made our debut at the BBC Proms and collaborated with the London Symphony Orchestra on a project in Derry/Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture.’
The orchestra’s programme in China includes includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerti 1–5 and the Coriolan Overture, and Field’s Chanson in E minor and Nocturne in B flat.
Camerata Ireland was founded by Douglas in 1999. The joint Patrons are Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland and Queen Elizabeth II.