ICO premier of Hamilton’s latest commission

ACCLAIMED artistic director Anthony Marwood makes his first appearance of 2010 with the Irish Chamber Orchestra fresh from his Carnegie Hall dèbut, made in the company of Thomas Adès and Steven Isserlis. He’s recognised as one of the most exciting violinist-directors working today, in increasing demand across Europe, America and beyond.

Marwood directs the ICO in a diverse programme that visits the court of Louis XIV. It was there that Lully wrote his memorable Ballet suite and the Salzburg Court is where Mozart composed one of his timeless violin concerti.
This Irish Chamber Orchestra night on Thursday March 25 LAO features a world première of a new Irish work by Dublin born composer, Andrew Hamilton. This was commissioned by the ICO and its peformance will be followed by Schubert’s powerful Fifth Symphony.
The Institute of Failure and Power is the work by Andrew Hamilton, a former winner of the Macaulay Fellowship, awarded by the Arts Council which has also funded this commission. Inspired by Robert Walser’s novel Jakob von Gunten, the composer says, “I liked the idea that an orchestral piece doesn’t have to address the massive issues of our world, that it can be about the seemingly trivial failures we all make and yet somehow carry on”.
Hamilton’s works have been performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Singers, the Hilliard Ensemble, Crash Ensemble, the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and much more.
 Book your place online www.uch.ie or through box office for this 8pm strings sensation.