Programme

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 featured 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,  performing violin sonatas by Mozart and Brahms, plus a Nocturne by Chopin arranged for violin and piano by Nathan Milstein. The series continued in April with a recital by the popular, highly acclaimed Irish pianist, Finghin Collins, featuring piano works by Schubert, Haydn, Chopin and Berg.

Passing the halfway point of the Online Concert Series in May Cork Orchestral Society welcomed a performance from the Cork-based woodwind quintet, Winds of Change, accompanied by the young, multi-award-winning Cork pianist Ellen Jansson, with a programme featuring works by Francis Poulenc and Ludwig Thuille The penultimate concert, debuting in June, featured David Keating (guitar), Roddy O’Keeffe (trombone) and Anne-Marie Papin Labazordière (harp) in three unaccompanied recitals recorded live in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

Cork Orchestral Society’s 2021 Online Programme comes to a close this July with a concert titled DIVA featuring three of Ireland’s finest sopranos. Majella Cullagh, Emma Nash and Kelley Petcu (nee Lonergan) join forces with pianist Michael Joyce to perform a programme of popular classics from Opera and Lieder to Broadway and golden-age Hollywood. DIVA can be enjoyed free of charge from 6.30pm on Saturday July 10 where it will be available for a month.


Saturday July 10th 2021 from 6.30pm
Online Concert featuring sopranos Majella Cullagh, Emma Nash & Kelley Petcu with pianist Michael Joyce.
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Saturday June 12th to July 12th 2021
Online Concert featuring David KeatingRoddy O’Keeffe and Anne-Marie Papin Labazordière.
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Saturday May 15th to June 14th 2021
Online Concert featuring Winds of Change with pianist Ellen Jansson.
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Saturday April 17th to May 15th 2021
Online Concert featuring the celebrated Irish pianist, Finghin Collins.
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Saturday February 20th to April 17th 2021
Online Concert featuring violinist Brendan Garde and pianist Gary Beecher.
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Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite, Mozart’s Divertimento in B flat


January 23rd to February 20th 2021
Online Concert featuring the newly-founded Cork ensemble, 13 Strings.
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