Recent Concerts

  • Wednesday 19 December 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Madrigal 75 Christmas Concerts


    In response to huge audience demand, this Christmas Madrigal ’75 will present their annual concert of seasonal choral music not once, but twice! Tickets for this magical event have sold out quickly in recent years so please try not to miss out on what has fast become the essential Christmas concert for music lovers in Cork..
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  • Thursday 13 December 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Earlsfort Brass Quintet

    A quintet of Ireland’s finest brass players – Colm Byrne and David Collins (trumpets); Cormac O hAodain (horn); Mick Marshall (trombone); and Francis Magee (tuba) – perform music by J.S. Bach, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Michael Kamen and Jim Parker, plus a selection of seasonal gems.Buy tickets for Earlsfort Brass Quintet

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  • Thursday 29 November 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • COS Emerging Artist: Jordan Bagot

    Cork Orchestral Society is very proud to present a recital by the winner of the inaugural COS Emerging Artist Award, pianist Jordan Bagot. Jordan, a twenty-two year old rising star already honoured by multiple accolades in Ireland and abroad, will perform virtuosic piano works by ScriabinLiszt, Debussy, Messiaen, Gershwin, Parker and Rautavaara.Buy tickets for Jordan Bagot

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  • Sunday 25 November 2018 - 6:30 pm
    St. Michael's Church, Blackrock
  • Fleischmann Choir and CSM Symphony Orchestra

    The Fleischmann Choir and CSM Symphony Orchestra perform two great works for chorus and orchestra: Vaughan Williams’ early masterpiece Toward the Unknown Region; and Poulenc’s Gloria, with Mary Hegarty, the internationally celebrated, Cork-born soprano, as the featured soloist. Wagner’s Prelude und Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, a new addition, rounds out the unmissable programmeConor Palliser and Matthew Haddock conduct.
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  • Saturday 17 November 2018 - 1:10 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra

    Conor Palliser and the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra offer a FREE lunchtime concert with an all Wagner programme of romantic masterpieces including Siegfried Idyll, written as a birthday present to the composer’s wife, Cosima, and first performed on Christmas morning, 1870, by a small ensemble on the stairs of the couple’s villa in Switzerland.

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  • Friday 16 November 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra with Jörg Widmann & Katherine Spencer

    SPOTLIGHT: Jörg Widmann and the ICO bring their irrepressible energy and insight to a thrilling programme featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Puccini and Stamitz, plus a new work by Irish composer Sebastian Adams. The acclaimed British clarinetist Katherine Spencer is the guest soloist.Buy tickets for Irish Chamber Orchestra

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  • Saturday 10 November 2018 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra with Keith Pascoe

    Keith Pascoe and Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra present two perennial Russian masterpieces: Mussorgsky‘s scintillating, Ravel-orchestrated Pictures at an Exhibition, and the dazzling Glazunov violin concerto with rising star soloist Patrick Rafter. A number of short compositions by students of Stephen Parker round out the exciting programme.Buy tickets for Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra

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  • Thursday 1 November 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Hugh Tinney: Piano Recital

    Beethoven: Sonata in F sharp major, Op. 78
    Ian Wilson: Stations (2006-7) (Second and Sixth Stations)
    Thomas Adès: Darknesse Visible (1992)
    Chopin: Berceuse, Op. 57; Barcarolle, Op. 60
    Schubert: Sonata in B flat major, D. 960

    Hugh Tinney Piano
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  • Saturday 20 October 2018 - 11:00 am
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Rebecca and Kirstin Čáp ~ Piano Duo

    György Ligeti: Sonatina (1950)
    Franz Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, Op.103
    Antonín Dvorák: 6 Slavonic Dances from Op.46: No.1 in C major; No.2 in E minor; No.3 in A flat major; No.5 in A major; No.7 in C minor; No.8 in G minor

    Rebecca Čáp Piano
    Kirstin Čáp Piano
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  • Wednesday 17 October 2018 - 7:30 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • An Evening with Junge Sinfonie Köln

    The 75 piece Junge Sinfonie Köln visits Cork for a special charity concert in aid of the Cope Foundation. A limited number of tickets will be available for COS members to book at discounted rates. Titled ‘Echte Fründe’, which means ‘real friends’ in German, the concert marks the 30th Anniversary of the twinning of Cork City and Cologne.Buy Tickets

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  • Thursday 27 September 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Opening Gala Concert

    Rossini: An aria from “Adelaide di Borgogna” – soprano and piano
    Songs by Reynaldo Hahn – soprano and piano
    Eric Ewazen: Songs for trumpet from “to cast a shadow again”
    Barber: ‘Souvenirs” for 4 hands on piano
    Bottesini: “Tutto che il mondo serra” – soprano, double bass and piano
    Teppo Hauot-aho: Kadenza – double bass solo
    Serge Lancen: Croquis (sketches) – double bass and piano

    Majella Cullagh (soprano), Vivienne Johnston (trumpet), David Whitla (double bass), Denise Crowley (piano), Gabriela Mayer (piano)
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  • Saturday 16 June 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Aula Maxima, University College Cork
  • The Vanbrugh and friends: National String Quartet Foundation Gala Concert

    The Vanbrugh and eight very special guests present the annual National String Quartet Foundation Scholarship Gala Fundraiser. This wonderful event is always a spectacular finish to our season and is not to be missed!
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  • Thursday 24 May 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • One by One: Keith Pascoe with Cork Fleishmann SO

    The concluding concert in the Vanbrugh “One by One” series features an eclectic programme that illuminates the multifarious talents of Keith Pascoe (violin/conductor) in works by Brahms, Rachmaninov, Parker and Wilson. The renowned American pianist David Syme and rising Cork-born conductor Tom Crowley guest.Buy tickets for One-by-One: Keith Pascoe

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  • Thursday 17 May 2018 - 8:00 pm
    St Luke's Church, St Luke's
  • One by One: Simon Aspell with Chamber Orchestra

    The Vanbrugh “One by One” series continues with Simon Aspell (viola/conductor) leading a hand-picked chamber ensemble in a programme of exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Telemann, Mozart and Elgar, in the beautiful setting of St. Luke’s Church.Buy tickets for One-by-One: Simon Aspell

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  • Thursday 10 May 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • One by One: Chris Marwood with Hugh Tinney and Mairead Hickey

    In the first of a series of three concerts that puts the spotlight on each member of the Vanbrugh, cellist Chris Marwood is joined by the internationally acclaimed pianist Hugh Tinney, and Mairead Hickey, one of Ireland’s most accomplished violinists, in works by Debussy, Beethoven and Schubert.Buy tickets for One-by-One: Chris Marwood

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