Shared spaces: ICO share their new season of events

THE Irish Chamber Orchestra has announced its new season. “Shared spaces” is the overarching theme of the upcoming events as ICO’s Charlotte Eglington explains, “As a collaborative ensemble, we welcome guests to our home space, fusing our music with other genres sharing our space, across seasonal offerings. Collectively, we delight in sharing these spaces with audiences countrywide and beyond.”

In September a Mozart Homage directed by Katherine Hunka will thrill audiences at University Concert Hall on Thursday September 12. A light and airy Divertimento K.136 demonstrates Mozart’s youthful brilliance. Schnittke’s nods to both Mozart and Haydn in Moz-Art à la Haydn will amaze with its extraordinary virtuosity, fun and flair. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, his much-loved tribute to Mozart will seduce and set hearts racing.

It is all about love in October when Jörg Widmann champions Schumann. Hearts will spin at his Overture, Scherzo, and Finale inspired by his marriage on Saturday October 5 at University Concert Hall.

Katherine Hunka leads the ICO in their first collaboration with Irish Youth Training Choir under Choral Director Patrick Barrett for a Choral Christmas extravaganza. Torelli’s lively Christmas Concerto brings us back in time followed by Mozart’s sublime Ave Verum Corpus, an all-time classic. An amalgam of popular carols old and new will ignite spirits at this ICO Christmas cracker at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge, St. on Friday December 13. for tickets.