Recent Concerts

  • Thursday 7 May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Xenia Pestova

    Pianist Xenia Pestova presents a radical new version of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ “re-imagined” by Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl. “Gold.Berg.Werk” (2013-16) was originally conceived for string trio but is featured here in an amazing version for piano and live electronics, never before performed outside of Austria, that brings together Baroque and contemporary sound worlds.

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  • Saturday 25 April 2020 - 1:10 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra

    The CSM SO presents a FREE lunchtime performance of Vaughan WilliamsA London Symphony. Although not strictly programmatic (the composer suggested it would have been better titled “Symphony by a Londoner”), the work still depicts various London scenes, including the Westminster chimes, the street cries of flower sellers, and also some of the grimmer aspects of city life.

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  • Friday 24 April 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place
  • Alena Baeva and Katia Skanavi

    Dietrich, Brahms & Schumann: F-A-E Sonata
    Stravinsky: Duo Concertant (for violin & piano)
    Finola Merivale: Music Network Commission
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.9 in A major, Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’

    Alena Baeva (violin)
    Katia Skanavi (piano)

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  • Sunday 5 April 2020 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Fleischmann Choir and CSM Symphony Orchestra

    The Fleischmann Choir joins the CSM Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Elgar’s “The Black Knight”, a piece described by the composer as “a symphony for chorus and orchestra”. The work will bring the listener on a journey to a mysterious medieval court filled with Knights and Kings and a mysterious guest whose arrival brings disastrous consequences. Vaughan Williams’ “A London Symphony” completes the unmissable programme.

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19

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  • Saturday 28 March 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cork Philharmonic Winds

    Michael Daugherty: UFO – Concerto for Solo Percussion and Wind Ensemble
    Fergal Carroll: Amphion
    Gary Carpenter: Latchford Locks
    Edward Gregson: The Sword and The Crown

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19

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  • Thursday 19 March 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Les Trois

    Les Trois, a captivating new trio of exemplary Cork based talents – Maria Mulcahy (flute), Cian Ó Dúill (viola) and Anne-Marie Papin (harp) – presents an ethereal programme including works by BeethovenDebussy, Bax and Kraus, plus 20th century French composers Bernard Andrès, Théodore Dubois and Marcel Tournier.

    In the interest of public safety and in accordance with official advice, this event has been cancelled due to concerns over covid-19 virus

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  • Sunday 8 March 2020 - 3:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cork 2020s Haydn Symphonies Series

    The ascent of music’s Everest continues in Cork! The third of this ten-year, fifty-concert series provides you with the opportunity to hear Symphony No. 49 (“La Passione”) – a dark-hued, sombre work in the minor mode – and the second of three symphonies he wrote for London in 1782: No. 77 in B flat. The orchestra is led by Liz Charleson and conducted by Geoff Spratt.

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  • Saturday 7 March 2020 - 1:10 pm
    Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street
  • Beethoven Reflected III – The Esposito Quartet

    For the final concert of the series, Donnacha Dennehy presents a new companion piece for Beethoven’s last and most reflective quartet, his F major quartet Op.135. ‘The pieces in this concert reflect upon each other, their makers or the myths around the music. Janacek’s first string quartet, “Kreutzer Sonata”, not only relates to Beethoven’s sonata for violin and piano of the same name but also to Tolstoy’s novella in which the Beethoven piece features dramatically. Buy tickets for Cork Orchestral Society

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  • Thursday 5 March 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Saltarello Trio

    A lot can happen in a thousand years. Condensing it into just two hours might be a bit of a challenge, but Saltarello Trio step up to the plate, tracing a clear musical line from Hildegard Von Bingen to David Fennessy, taking in multiple stops along the way to admire the work of Dowland, Vivaldi and Purcell.
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  • Saturday 15 February 2020 - 1:10 pm
    Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street
  • Beethoven Reflected II – The ConTempo Quartet

    The second concert in this series traces threads of connection from the work of Beethoven through to New York’s Julia Wolfe and Cork composer sisters Irene and Linda Buckley. There is a particular focus on his String Quartet No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131, written in 1826, the year before Beethoven died. It is said that upon listening to a performance of this quartet, Schubert remarked, “After this, what is left for us to write?”Buy tickets for Cork Orchestral Society

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  • Thursday 30 January 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale and Malachy Robinson

    The Vanbrugh are joined by pianist Michael McHale and double bassist Malachy Robinson for two of the finest works in the chamber music repertoire. Brahms’ turbulent and dramatic C minor piano quartet tells the tale of Brahms’ love for Clara Schumann in one of the most powerful expressions of musical romanticism. The second part brings complete contrast with Schubert’s “Trout Quintet”, a perennial favourite amongst both musicians and audiences for its elegance, charm and beauty.
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  • Saturday 18 January 2020 - 1:10 pm
    Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street
  • Beethoven Reflected I – The Ficino Quartet

    The first concert in the Beethoven Reflected series is centred upon Ficino Ensemble’s thoughtful and impassioned performance of Beethoven’s fifteenth string quartet (1825) with its famous “Holy song of thanksgiving” that opens the third movement. The first four movements of this breath-taking masterwork are preceded by specially commissioned works by Amanda Feery, Garrett Sholdice, Cora Venus Lunny and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly.Buy tickets for Cork Orchestral Society

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  • Wednesday 18 December 2019 - 7:30 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Madrigal '75 Christmas Concert 'Star of Wonder'

    CHRISTMAS CONCERT No.1: WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER
    CHRISTMAS CONCERT No.2: THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER

    Madrigal ’75 presents their ever-popular Christmas Concerts featuring a stunning selection of seasonal choral music. Madrigal ’75’s repertoire will include both rarely performed works alongside Christmas classics, with music spanning the ages from early to contemporary.

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  • Sunday 8 December 2019 - 6:00 pm
    St. Michael's Church, Blackrock
  • Fleischmann Choir and CSM Symphony Orchestra

    One of the greatest operatic composers of all time turned his attention to the mass text in his early 20s which resulted in his Messa di Gloria. First performed in 1880, it portrays Puccini’s flair for drama, sublime orchestrations and overwhelmingly beautiful melodic lines. St. Michael’s Church is the perfect setting for this sacred masterpiece.
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  • Saturday 7 December 2019 - 1:10 pm
    Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street
  • NSQF Quartets at Triskel: Ficino Ensemble

    Ficino Ensemble was formed by Artistic Director Nathan Sherman in 2012 as a flexible group aiming to perform popular chamber music alongside lesser known works that deserve to be appreciated. Their programme features one of Haydn’s finest string quartets; Donnacha Dennehy’s rhythmically entertaining Stamp; and William Walton’s second string quartet, written just two years after his celebrated score for Laurence Olivier’s film of Shakespeare’s Henry V.Buy tickets for Irish Chamber Orchestra: Short Stories

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