Programme

  • Thursday 11 February 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Mr McFall's Chamber: Island Life

    Island Life: Tales of the hazards of sea-faring, migration and of life as an islander, with beautiful performances by soprano Susan Hamilton and the strings of Mr McFall’s Chamber. ‘Why can’t all concerts be like this – engaging, witty, relaxed, sophisticated, exquisitely played and just plain fun?’ The Times

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  • Sunday 14 February 2016 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Cork Concert Orchestra with Neil Thomson

    Romeo & Juliet: Valentine’s Day with Cork Concert Orchestra. Don’t be “thwarted by a malign star” this Valentine’s Day, and celebrate love with a concert of music inspired by the most famous star-crossed lovers of all. Conducted by Neil Thomson.

    Programme:

    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
    Delius: Walk to the Paradise Garden from ‘A Village Romeo and Juliet’
    Nina Rota: Love theme from Franco Zeffirelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’
    Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites 1-3 (Highlights)

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  • Thursday 25 February 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Far Flung Trio (Katherine Hunka, Dermot Dunne & Malachy Robinson)

    Leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, violinist Katherine Hunka, and the extraordinary accordion player Dermot Dunne, are joined by Ireland’s most sought after and versatile double bassist Malachy Robinson for an eclectic programme packed with musical gems.

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  • Thursday 10 March 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street
  • Trio di Parma

    Formed in 1990, and winners of numerous prestigeous international prizes, Trio di Parma – Alberto Miodini, piano; Ivan Rabaglia, violin; Enrico Bronzi, cello – has long been recognised as one of today’s leading chamber music ensembles. We are very pleased to welcome them to Cork, for a concert featuring exquisite pianos trios by Beethoven, Alkan and Saint-Saëns.

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  • Thursday 7 April 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Vanbrugh Quartet / Alexei Grynyuk

    Celebrated pianist Alexei Grynyuk – described by ‘Le Figaro’ as a “…master of transparent and sovereign touch…astonishing personality and absolutely transcendental virtuosity” – joins the acclaimed Vanbrugh Quartet for an evening of beautiful music, filled with emotional power.

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  • Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Fleischmann Choir and CIT CSM Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Conor Palliser)

    Choral Festival Opening Gala Concert – The programme will feature Gerald Finzi’s Intimations of Immortality with soloist Robin Tritschler; Seán Ó Riada’s Mise Éire Suite, together with an accompanying film of the period; and the first performance in Cork of Aloys Fleischmann’s Cornucopia for Horn and Orchestra with soloist Cormac Ó hAodáin. A pre-concert recital will feature the Band of 1 Brigade.

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  • Thursday 26 May 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Brian O'Kane, Michael McHale & Michael Collins

    Virtuoso clarinettist Michael Collins joins Belfast-born pianist Michael McHale and Cork native Brian O’Kane on cello for a sumptous soirée of delectable chamber music, featuring works by Saint-Saëns, Brahms and Debussy.

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  • Saturday 18 June 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Vanbrugh Quartet Scholarship Fundraiser

    The Vanbrugh Quartet’s annual fundraising gala in support of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Scholarship Fund is always a spectacular finish to our season. The programme has yet to be announced, but this wonderful event invariably promises a memorable mix of great music and special guests.

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