Recent Concerts

  • Thursday 7 December 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Siobhán Doyle, Gary Beecher and Sinéad O'Halloran

    A trio of Ireland’s brightest young musical talents – Siobhán Doyle (violin), Sinéad O’Halloran (cello) and Gary Beecher (piano) – launch this year’s Ortús season with a scintillating programme featuring famous piano trios by Josef Hadyn and Johannes Brahms, plus a duo for violin and cello by Maurice Ravel dedicated to his recently deceased compatriot, Claude Debussy.
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  • Thursday 23 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • John O'Conor and Veronica McSwiney

    Two of Ireland’s finest pianists, Veronica McSwiney and John O’Conor, perform works for two pianos by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Milhaud, plus an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite that garnered enthusiastic acclaim from audience and critics alike when performed by the duo in their first performance together in the National Concert Hall last year. Not to be missed!

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS CONCERT WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.

    Our deepest condolences are with Veronica McSwiney and we are honoured that she has chosen to join us for this very special performance in Cork, alongside her great friend John O’Conor.Buy tickets for John O'Conor and Veronica McSwiney

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  • Saturday 18 November 2017 - 1:10 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • CSM Symphony Orchestra with Conor Palliser, conductor

    Join the CSM Symphony Orchestra in this free lunchtime concert for the opportunity to hear Glazunov’s attractive Violin Concerto in the capable hands of David McElroy, winner of the CSM Senior Concerto Competition, 2017. David is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from CSM in recent years. The concert also features Sibelius’ evocative and patriotic Karelia Suite.

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  • Saturday 11 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Cork Fleischmann SO with Kevin Jansson (piano), Keith Pascoe (conductor)

    Keith Pascoe conducts the Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra in a performance of a perennial favourite, Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful orchestral suite Sheherazade. Also featured is a new work by the Cork born composer Sam Perkin; and Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No.3, featuring the prodigiously talented Kevin Jansson as special guest soloist.   Buy tickets for Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra

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  • Saturday 28 October 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cassandra Wilson (Cork Jazz Festival)

    Iconic American jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson comes to CIT Cork School Of Music as part of a short Irish tour featuring a stellar ensemble of top Irish, folk, classical and jazz musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of two Grammy awards, Wilson has sold millions of albums on the Blue Note label but is known for her ability to attract audiences from across a broad spectrum of musical genres.
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  • Sunday 22 October 2017 - 7:00 pm
    St. Michael's Church, Blackrock
  • The Fleischmann Choir

    THE CIT Fleischmann Choir, with organist James Taylor and conductor Conor Palliser, perform one of the most serenely beautiful works in the western musical canon, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. The exquisite 5 Hymns, Op.140, by Fauré’s contemporary Joseph Rheinberger, complete a heavenly programme of ravishing sacred music.Buy tickets for CSM Fleischmann Choir

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  • Friday 13 October 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Irish Baroque Orchestra | Lute Recital by Thomas Dunford

    The Irish Baroque Orchestra, with mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty and director Claire Duff, performs 17th and 18th Century Italian Arie di Baule (‘suitcase arias’), including works never previously performed or recorded in Ireland. The main concert is followed by a late night recital as Thomas Dunford plays solo lute music by John Dowland and J.S. Bach.Buy tickets for IBO and Thomas Dunford

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  • Thursday 28 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra with Gábor Takács-Nagy (conductor)

    Cork Orchestral Society’s 80th season opens with a performance of the Irish Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the charismatic Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy. The programme features popular works by Elgar and Brahms, plus a world premiere of a new composition by Sam Perkin (featuring guest soloist Alex Petcu).Buy tickets for Irish Chamber Orchestra with Gábor Takács-Nagy (conductor)

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  • Saturday 17 June 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Aula Maxima, University College Cork
  • Vanbrugh Quartet Scholarship Fundraiser Concert

    The Vanbrugh Quartet annual Scholarship Gala Fundraiser is always a spectacular finish to our season. This year’s event will have a special significance as it will be the quartet’s final performance with the existing line up of musicians, as founding member Greg Ellis is set to retire. Pianist Kevin Jansson is the guest soloist. Not to be missed!

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  • Friday 2 June 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Fiona Kelly & Sabine Ducrot – Flute & Piano Recital

    Irish flautist Fiona Kelly, hailed by the New York Times as a player with “impressive technique and elegant musicianship”, is principal flute of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. In this recital, Fiona will be accompanied by pianist Sabine Ducrot for a programme featuring famous works by Debussy and Franck, plus a selection of delightful pieces for flute by three lesser known French composers.

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  • Wednesday 17 May 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Elizabeth Cooney Sextet

    Violinist Elizabeth Cooney and an eminent group of musical friends – Mairéad Hickey (violin); Simon Aspell and Ruth Gibson (violas); Guy Johnston and Brian O’Kane (cellos) – perform popular works for string sextet by Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

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  • Thursday 27 April 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Ilian Garnet & Stanislav Jar – Violin & Piano Recital

    Cork Orchestral Society are very pleased to present a recital by the exciting and multi-prizewinning Moldovan duo Ilian Gârnet (violin) and Stanislav Jar (piano). The delightful programme features works by Bach, Beethoven and César Franck.

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  • Friday 21 April 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Earlsfort Brass ~ Brass Quintet

    Earlsfort Brass is a quintet of Ireland`s finest brass players, all members of the RTE Concert and National Symphony orchestras. They have a wealth of experience of working with world class performers and conductors in the orchestral world and are also accomplished chamber musicians and soloists in their own right.

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  • Saturday 8 April 2017 - 1:10 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra

    Conor Palliser conducts the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra in a FREE Open Day concert . The programme for this hugely popular event features the exquisite penultimate symphony of Antonin Dvořák, Symphony No.8 in G major, Op.88.

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  • Thursday 30 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Madrigal 75 ~ Baroque Splendour

    Madrigal 75’s concert entitled Baroque Splendour presents stunning choral and instrumental music from 17th and 18th century Italy and Germany, featuring Scarlatti’s wonderful Stabat Mater, a rarely performed Telemann Double Violin Concerto, music by the Venetian master Monteverdi, and finishing with an amazing setting of Dixit Dominus by Lotti.

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