Programme

  • Thursday 28 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra with Gábor Takács-Nagy (conductor)

    Cork Orchestral Society’s 80th season opens with a performance of the Irish Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the charismatic Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy. The programme features popular works by Elgar and Brahms, plus a world premiere of a new composition by Sam Perkin (featuring guest soloist Alex Petcu). Unmissable!

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  • Friday 13 October 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Irish Baroque Orchestra | Lute Recital by Thomas Dunford

    The Irish Baroque Orchestra, with mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty and lutenist Thomas Dunford, performs 17th and 18th Century Italian arie di baule by Antonio Vivaldi and Pietro Castrucci, including works never previously performed or recorded in Ireland. The main concert is followed by a late night recital as Thomas Dunford plays solo lute music by J.S. Bach.

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  • Sunday 22 October 2017 - 7:00 pm
    St. Michael's Church, Blackrock
  • The Fleischmann Choir

    THE CIT Fleischmann Choir, with organist James Taylor and conductor Conor Palliser, perform one of the most serenely beautiful works in the western musical canon, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. The exquisite 5 Hymns, Op.140, by Fauré’s contemporary Joseph Rheinberger, complete a heavenly programme of ravishing sacred music.

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  • Saturday 11 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 (with Kevin Jansson, piano)
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
    Sam Perkin: Timpano

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  • Saturday 18 November 2017 - 1:10 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • CSM Symphony Orchestra with Conor Palliser, conductor

    Conor Palliser conducts the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra in a FREE Open Day concert. The programme features the Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius – one of the composer’s earliest and most popular works whose opening Intermezzo everyone should recognise – and the virtuosic Violin Concerto in A minor by Alexander Glazunov, with soloist David McElroy.

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  • Thursday 23 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • John O'Conor and Veronica McSwiney

    Two of Ireland’s finest pianists, Veronica McSwiney and John O’Conor, perform works for two pianos by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Milhaud, plus an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite that garnered enthusiastic acclaim from audience and critics alike when performed by the duo in their first performance together in the National Concert Hall last year. Not to be missed!

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  • Thursday 7 December 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Siobhán Doyle, Gary Beecher and Sinéad O'Halloran

    A trio of Ireland’s brightest young musical talents – Siobhán Doyle (violin), Sinéad O’Halloran (cello) and Gary Beecher (piano) – open this year’s Ortús Chamber Music Festival with a scintillating programme featuring famous piano trios by Josef Hadyn and Johannes Brahms, plus a duo for violin and cello by Maurice Ravel dedicated to his recently deceased compatriot, Claude Debussy.

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  • Sunday 17 December 2017 - 3:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Helmi Consort (Baroque Trio) with Kelley Lonergan, soprano

    The Helmi Consort, with special guest Kelley Lonergan (soprano), presents an afternoon baroque concert to help relieve your Christmas shopping fatigue! The programme includes Telemann’s Violin Sonata in F major.

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