Orchestral manoeuvres nationwide from ICO

Ruth Killius will be on Mozart manoeuvres at UCH on Friday February 24.

LIMERICK based Irish Chamber Orchestra is back on the road appearing at St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway on Friday 20 January as part of the Galway Midwinter Festival. The orchestra, directed by Katherine Hunka brings its own blend of musical alchemy combining Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons with Astor Piazzolla’s tango infused Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
The following week, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Irish Chamber Orchestra bring Róisín Reimagined to the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow on Wednesday 25 January. Singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, musician and producer Dónal O’Connor, Irish Chamber Orchestra, composer/arrangers; Cormac McCarthy, Paul Campbell, Linda Buckley, Sam Perkin, Niamh Varian-Barry, and Michael Keeney joined forces for Róisín Reimagined and have performed and recorded the work to great success. The ICO and Kilkenny Arts Festival co-commissioned these works, reimagining these timeless songs for a new era. This performance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is generously supported by Culture Ireland.
The ICO returns to the National Concert Hall, Dublin and University Concert Hall, Limerick on 23 and 24 February as celebrated husband-and-wife duo Thomas Zehetmair (ICO Principal Conductor and Artistic Partner) and Violist, Ruth Killius fan the flames of Mozart’s glorious Sinfonia Concertante, one of his best-loved works.
ICO showcases Richard Strauss’s imaginative Serenade while Raymond Deane’s atmospheric Embers, an homage to Beckett’s play, obsessively turns over musical fragments. Finally, Haydn’s Symphony No. 49 brims with turbulence and dramatic flair. STRAUSS, MOZART, DEANE & HAYDN is a roller-coaster not to be missed!
STRAUSS, MOZART, DEANE & HAYDN with Irish Chamber Orchestra Thomas Zehetmair Director/Violin Ruth Killius Viola plays University Concert Hall, Limerick on Friday February 24. (7.30pm).