Cork Orchestral Society is proud to announce the launch of a new venture for the society, a programme of concerts that will be streamed online and available to view here on our website between January and June of 2021. In the first of these concerts, 13 Strings, a new Cork-based ensemble curated by David Whitla with violinist Sébastien Petiet as leader, performed sublime works for strings by Telemann, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Grieg.
The second concert in the six-strong series, available to view from Saturday 20 February, will feature Cork School of Music Emerging Artist of the Year, violinist Brendan Garde, accompanied by Gary Beecher, the winner of several international awards as a collaborative pianist. The duo performs violin sonatas by Mozart and Brahms, plus a Nocturne by Chopin arranged for violin and piano by Nathan Milstein.
The series continues in April with a recital by the popular, highly acclaimed Irish pianist, Finghin Collins, recorded live in the Curtis Auditorium. Featuring piano works by Schubert, Haydn, Chopin and Berg, this concert will be available to view from 6.30pm on Saturday 17 April and, like all concerts in the series, will be free to view for the public.