Programme

  • Sunday 11 September 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Everyman Theatre, MacCurtain Street
  • The Nightingale and the Rose – A New Opera by John O'Brien

    The Nightingale and the Rose

    The Everyman, in partnership with Cork Orchestral Society, is enormously proud to present the world premiere concert performance of a brand new opera by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose.

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  • Thursday 15 September 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Xenia Pestova

    Described as “outstanding” (Tempo), “stunning” (Wales Arts Review), “ravishing” (Pizzicato) and “remarkably sensuous” (New Zealand Herald), pianist Xenia Pestova’s performances and recordings have earned her a reputation as a leading interpreter of uncompromising repertoire of her generation.

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  • Thursday 29 September 2016 - 9:00 pm
    Aula Maxima, University College Cork
  • Notify – Reimagining of Traditional Irish Music

    Forward looking, stylistically adventuresome and musically well executed, it challenges received notions of Irish traditional music purity”  New York Echo

    At the crossroads of a new movement in Irish music, NOTIFY breathes new life into their music and song, with “a musical tapestry that ranges from soft melodies to crashing crescendos”.

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  • Thursday 13 October 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Ensemble Marsyas: Virtuosic music for winds from the 18th century.

    East Cork Early Music Festival Launch

    Formed in 2011 to explore the virtuoso wind music from the 18th century, the Edinburgh based Ensemble Marsyas counts amongst its members some of the finest historical instrumentalists working in Europe today.

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  • Thursday 20 October 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Alex Petcu

    Percussionist Alex Petcu is thrilled to announce the launch of his début album, “Alex Petcu: In Time”, to be released on the RTÉ Lyric fm CD label. To celebrate he will perform a recital that features an eclectic programme of music composed for a variety of percussion instruments.

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  • Wednesday 26 October 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Cork Opera House, Emmet Place
  • Prague Chamber Orchestra

    The Prague Chamber Orchestra is the premier chamber ensemble in the Czech Republic. Known for its sweet and lyrical tonal quality, it is one of the oldest and most highly regarded chamber ensembles in Europe.

    Cork Opera House are delighted to offer members of the Cork Orchestral Society a special discount of 20%. To avail of this offer, please call to our box office along with your membership card.

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  • Friday 11 November 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra with Jorg and Caroline Widmann

    Mendelssohn  String Symphony No. 5 in b-flat major
    Jörg Widmann  Aria for Solo Clarinet
    Mendelssohn  Violin Concerto in D minor
    Jörg Widmann  Ètudes I-III,
    Mendelssohn  String Symphony No. 9 (Swiss)

    Irish Chamber Orchestra
    Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor/Clarinet
    Carolin Widmann Violin

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  • Wednesday 16 November 2016 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra & Tasmin Little

    Tasmin Little (OBE) has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. For our concert, Tasmin joins the Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra for a programme whose centrepiece is the perennially popular Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch.

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  • Thursday 24 November 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Mairéad Hickey, Sinéad O Halloran, Ciara Moroney – Piano Trio

    Ortús Chamber Music Festival Launch Concert

    Mairéad Hickey (violin), Sinéad O Halloran (cello) and Ciara Moroney (piano) perform music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Poulenc and Glière.

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  • Thursday 1 December 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Vanbrugh Quartet

    The widely acclaimed and highly popular Vanbrugh Quartet return with an exquisite programme featuring famous works by Hadyn, Beethoven and Schubert, plus a new work by composer Ian Wilson, String Quartet no.17, “Línte”.

    “Only one or two ensembles in the world plumb such depths”  The Strand

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  • Thursday 8 December 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Everyman Theatre: The Palace Bar, 15 MacCurtain Street
  • Kaleidoscope Night Presents…

    Dublin’s premier salon music series, described as a “bespoke mini festival”, makes its third visit to Cork city with a typically eclectic programme that celebrates musical diversity and dynamism.

    one of those life-saving, spirit-lifting, pioneering cultural ventures we keep hearing about”  The Irish Times

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  • Wednesday 21 December 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Madrigal '75

    Madrigal ’75 will present their ever-popular Christmas Concert, with a stunning selection of seasonal choral music. Madrigal ’75’s repertoire will include both rarely performed works alongside Christmas classics, with music spanning the ages from early to contemporary. A concert not to be missed!

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