Irish Chamber Orchestra Takes an Italian Voyage
Irish Chamber Orchestra for Waterford; Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) opens its Autumn/Winter Season with a touring programme offering snapshots from Italy in Waterford, Limerick, Clifden and Birr from 20-23 September.
This Italian voyage sees ICO teaming up with celebrated U.K. Conductor Christian Curnyn, and two of Ireland’s finest singers Sharon Carty (ICO Artist in Association) and Anna Devin to perform Pergolesi’s emotive Stabat Mater.
Stabat Mater, a deeply personal meditation, was written by a dying Pergolesi and takes us to the heart of human passion. Enjoy an amazing variety of sounds and moods that produces some of the most stirring music imaginable. A masterwork of entrancing operatic clarity, it will captivate the listener.
Continuing our journey, Respighi was inspired by old lute works to create his Ancient Airs and Dances. In No. 3, his imaginative writing captures all the musical spirit and nuances and makes for a lush sounding Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Puccini’s gorgeous Chrysanthemums (Crisantemi) will mesmerize audiences with its poignant and beautiful melody. Written in response to a death of a friend, this short work is expressive, accessible, and so emotive.
Van Wassenaer’s ground-breaking Co
These scenic snapshots celebrate some of Italy’s most beautiful music with one of Ireland’s finest ensembles in Waterford, Limerick Clifden and Birr from 20-23 September.
ICO is a dynamic group of musicians whose warm and infectious ethos shines through every performance. We deliver rich musical experiences to broad and diverse audiences in towns and cities countrywide and beyond. The orchestra is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. www.
Irish Chamber Orchestra Christian Curnyn Conductor Anna Devin Soprano Sharon Carty Mezzo Soprano
Pergolesi’s STABAT MATER
Van Wassenaer – Concerto Armonici No.5 in f minor
Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
Puccini Chrysanthemums (Crisantemi)
Pergolesi – Stabat Mater
Wednesday 20 September Large Room, City Hall, Waterford @ 7.30pm Tickets €20/€5 U18’s (Waterford Music & Symphony Club of Waterford) available HERE
Thursday 21 September University Concert Hall, Limerick @7.30pm Tickets €25, €22, €10 €5 (UCH Celebrating 30 Years)
Friday 22 September St Josephs’ Church Clifden @ 7pm Tickets €25 (Clifden Arts Festival)
Saturday 23 September St. Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Oxmantown Mall, Birr Birr @7.30PM Tickets €25, €22 conc. (Birr Festival of Music)