Programme

The Vanbrugh and Michael McHale

Thursday 27th January 2022 | 6:00pm
Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Visiting Cork as part of their nationwide ‘Moonlight’ tour, The VanbrughKeith Pascoe (violin), Simon Aspell (viola) and Christopher Marwood (cello) – will join one of Ireland’s leading pianists, Belfast-born Michael McHale, for performances of works by Beethoven (‘Moonlight’ Sonata); Brahms (Piano Quartet in G minor); Jean Françaix (String Trio in C); Irish composer Linda Buckley; plus a selection of songs by Clara Schumann arranged for piano quartet by Michael.

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IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Thursday 3rd February 2022 | 6:00pm
Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music

Mozart’s Serenata Notturna is one of his happiest and most entertaining works. It brims with comic contrasts creating a sound-world of its own.  Principals Christian Elliott and Malachy Robinson and their ICO colleagues present the world premiere of Ian Wilson’s Seventh Seal – a new concerto for cello and double bass, commissioned by the ICOThomas Zehetmair’s arrangement of Anton Bruckner’s String Quintet, a brilliant Romantic work, is symphonic in scale but intimate in character, full of tension and passion.

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QUATUOR DANEL

Saturday 26th March 2022 | 7:30pm
Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music

The Quatuor Danel was founded in 1991 and has been at the forefront of the international music scene ever since. Russian composers have a special place in the quartet’s repertoire. The all-Russian programme for this concert includes Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s spirited Quartet No.9 in F-sharp Minor; Lera Auerbach’s 2011 Quartet No.5, “Songs of Alkonost”, inspired by a mythical woman-headed bird; and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.3 in E-flat Minor, his final quartet and a poignant tribute to Ferdinand Laub, whom Tchaikovsky called “the best violinist of our time.”

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Fleischmann Choir and CSM Symphony Orchestra

Sunday 27th March 2022 | 8pm
City Hall, Cork

The Fleischmann Choir and Cappella Lyrica join the CSM Symphony Orchestra for performances of Elgar’s “The Black Knight”, a symphony for chorus and orchestra which brings the listener on a journey to a mysterious medieval court filled with Knights and Kings and a mysterious guest whose arrival brings disastrous consequences; and Liszt‘s “Dante Symphony”, a choral symphony written in the high romantic style based on Dante Alighieri’s journey through Hell and Purgatory as depicted in The Divine Comedy.

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Cork Philharmonic Winds

Saturday 2nd April 2022 | 7:30pm
Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music

Cork Philharmonic Winds was founded by its conductor, Robert O’Brien, in 2012 to give Cork-based wind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to perform original music of the highest quality written for wind ensembles and band. For this concert, the ensemble welcomes guest conductor Liam Daly for a typically diverse programme featuring works and arrangements by Stephen Parker, Tommy Grace, Claire Meehan and Robert O’Brien.

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