ICO plays on with streaming concerts to your home

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Oonagh Keogh of Irish Chamber Orchestra Photo: Deirdre Power

FOLLOWING two sell-out concerts in September, the Irish Chamber Orchestra has moved its upcoming concert online. Schubert & Dvoràk directed by Katherine Hunka will be recorded for broadcast across ICO social media channels available from Thursday October 22 at 5pm. The concert will be available for one week only.
The programme for the evening is; Schubert’s Rondo in A for Violin and Strings, D.438; David Fennessy’s Hirta Rounds; Dvoàk’s Serenade for Strings, Op. 22.

ICO’s Charlotte Eglington told Limerick Post that the upcoming programme spans centuries with Katherine Hunka demonstrating extraordinary virtuosity in Schubert’s concerted masterpiece.
“Schubert’s Rondo for Violin and String Orchestra is fresh, lyrical, and totally lovable.”
There is so much to admire in Kildare-born David Fennessy’s compositions. He has been described as a composer of deep sensitivity, style and a knack for doing imaginative things with old samples.
“Dvorák’s String Serenade is one of his most popular works enriched by his melodic inventiveness. From lyrical to exuberant this work has it all.”

Schubert & Dvoràk with the Irish Chamber Orchestra will be introduced by RTÉ lyric fm presenter, Liz Nolan and will be recorded for future broadcast on the Limerick based station.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has maintained a strong online presence across social media since March and got to perform in front of live audiences in August and September.
“We are delighted to be able to record and stream this concert in the current climate and we are grateful for support of ICO initiatives at this difficult time.”

Stream on www.irishchamberorchestra.com from 5pm on Thursday October 22.