From the Artistic Director

It has been such a pleasure putting together the programme for this year with the help of a great team.

Here’s hoping that your first glance at the new concert season brochure will assure you that we have something to offer everyone. As always, the variety of music and musicians chosen has been carefully considered to ensure a quality blend that represents the best of what’s available at home and abroad. From early to contemporary music, solo recitals to orchestral concerts, and plenty in between, there is a world of music to be enjoyed.

We’ve reduced the price of tickets for non-members to encourage new audience to come and enjoy this wonderful music with us. Please do share your passion with friends and family and encourage them to come along to a concert or two this year. We’re offering free membership of the society to students. And we have simplified our pricing structure to make ticket purchasing easier, doing away with the distinction between flat and raked seats.

We’re very happy to have this new website as our window on the world. To complement it, we have set up a newsletter to keep you up to date and we will also share special offers for our members so make sure you’re on our email list. And we’re active on Facebook and Twitter too for the social media fans, look out for competitions there for free tickets.

What makes us the wonderful society we are is the hundreds of members who come together to enjoy great music. I have made some great friends since becoming involved with Cork Orchestral Society, and with them shared many unforgettable musical moments. Behind the scenes there are a surprising number of dedicated people and I give my warmest welcome to the new members of the organising team – together we are proud to lead the society into the next 75 years. (I wonder what will be on the programme in the year 2088?!).

Nicki ffrench Davis