Music of Mozart, Wilson and Bruckner to feature in ICO return to stage

Thomas Zehetmair Foto: Wolfgang Schmidt Ammerbuch

The Irish Chamber Orchestra commence their concert tours for 2022 in February with the Austrian Violinist, Thomas Zehetmair with a diverse programme featuring works by Mozart, Wilson and Bruckner.
Mozart’s Serenata Notturna brims with comic contrasts for violin and double bass. The vivid playing from ICO will shine through as the orchestra responds imaginatively to the varied character of Mozart’s music. Principals Christian Elliott and Malachy Robinson and colleagues present the world premiere of Ian Wilson’s Seventh Seal – a new concerto for cello and double bass, commissioned by the ICO.
Zehetmair’s arrangement of Bruckner’s String Quintet is symphonic in scale but intimate in character, with a blissful Adagio.
The ICO performs at NCH, Dublin, at UCH, Limerick and MTU Cork School of Music (in association with Cork Orchestral Society), Cork on the first three nights of February..
Irish Chamber Orchestra with Thomas Zehetmair Director/Violin perform on Wednesday February 2 at University Concert Hall, Limerick.
In March, ICO welcomes the amazing Norwegian Violinist, Henning Kraggerud who performs for the first time with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. His programme Homelands – A Celebration showcases jewels from Norway’s great composers including Bull, Svendesen, Grieg, Sinding, Kraggerud and Halvorsen. Kraggerud also features four extracts from his ingenious masterpiece, his Suite from Equinox for Violin and Chamber Orchestra where 24 time zones are moulded into four six-movement concertos Afternoon, Evening, Night and Morning.
Enjoy an evening that treasures Norway’s most celebrated music for violin. The ICO features a world premiere of a new commission, Home by Irish composer, Siobhan Lambe. Home explores what the search for home feels like, viewing the idea of home both as an insider and outsider while understanding the importance of finding and keeping a special place which is home.
In April, the ICO will perform at UCH Limerick, in Dublin and at The Birr Festival of Music with the wizardly Jörg Widmann. A feast of treats from Mozart includes his dashing Overture from Cosi fan tutte and his masterful Symphony No. 36 in C, known as The Linz Symphony, written in just four days. Widmann’s Oboe Concerto also features, performed by ICO Oboist, Daniel Bates.
Dates for your diary are as follows
Irish Chamber Orchestra with Thomas Zehetmair Director/Violin perform on Wednesday February 2 at University Concert Hall, Limerick.
Irish Chamber Orchestra with Henning Kraggerud Director/Violin on Friday March 11 at University Concert Hall.
Irish Chamber Orchestra with Jörg Widmann Director/Clarinet perform on Wednesday April 27 at University Concert Hall, Limerick.