Recent Concerts

  • 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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  • Sunday 6 May 2018 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • CSM Fleischmann Choir and Symphony Orchestra

    The Fleischmann Choir and CSM Symphony Orchestra bring their wealth of talent and passion to one of the apogees of classical composition, Brahms‘ German Requiem. There’s also another opportunity to hear Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, a piece that was written in the same year that Brahms was working on his Requiem. Conor Palliser conducts.
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  • Thursday 26 April 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Thibaut Garcia (guitar) & Isang Enders (cello)

    Prepare to be charmed by the quiet charisma and innate musicality of this thrilling new duo comprising Franco-Spanish guitarist Thibaut Garcia and German cellist Isang Enders, both young artists with rapidly-growing international reputations.

    “Ensuring a bright future for classical guitar” – Gramophone [on Thibaut Garcia]
    Virtuosity, good taste, knowledge and originality” – BBC Music Magazine [on Isang Enders]
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  • Saturday 14 April 2018 - 1:10 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra

    Tchaikovsky’s talent for memorable melodies, warm orchestrations and uplifting finales are some of the reasons why he is one of the world’s most beloved composers. Conor Palliser turns his attention to the Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams” in this free lunchtime concert with the talented young musicians of the CSM Symphony Orchestra following the orchestra’s memorable performances of the fourth, fifth and sixth symphonies in recent years. 

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  • Thursday 12 April 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • COS Brass & Wind Series: Winds of Change (Wind Quintet)

    Winds of Change, a new quintet featuring Kieran Moynihan (flute), Ciara Glasheen-Artem (oboe and cor anglais), Conor Sheil (clarinet), Sinead Frost (bassoon), and Jonathan Groszew (horn), present an eclectic programme of tuneful 19th and 20th century works for wind quintet by Anton Reicha, Jacques Ibert, Samuel Barber, Eugène Bozza, Carl Nielsen and Malcolm Arnold.Buy tickets for Winds of Change

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  • Saturday 24 March 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • COS Brass & Wind Series: Cork Philharmonic Winds with Gary Curtin

    Cork Philharmonic Winds was founded in 2012 to give Cork-based wind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to perform original music of the highest quality written for wind ensembles and band. Featuring masterful euphonium player Gary Curtin, the typically varied and musical programme is bound to delight fans of fine wind music.Buy tickets for Cork Philharmonic Winds with Gary Curtin

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  • Thursday 15 March 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • COS Brass & Wind Series: Michael Marshall and Brian Connor

    Virtuosic Cork-born trombonist Michael Marshall is one of Ireland’s most versatile brass players, equally at home in a symphony orchestra, jazz big band, or the pit of a west end musical. Long recognised as a leading pianist, producer and arranger, Brian Connor‘s international career has embraced theatre, the recording studio and concert venues.Buy tickets for Michael Marshall and Brian Connor

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  • Friday 9 March 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Decibel Ensemble: Togetherness – The Music of Ed Bennett

    Cork Orchestral Society presents Ed Bennett’s 10 piece virtuosic ensemble Decibel in Cork for the first time. In this special portrait concert of Ed’s music, this handpicked ensemble of amazing musicians will present a high energy programme ranging from wild and driving polyrhythmic workouts to delicate moments of stillness and quiet introspection.
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  • Saturday 10 February 2018 - 8:00 pm
    City Hall, Cork
  • Cork Concert Orchestra with Neil Thomson (conductor)

    Cork Concert Orchestra welcomes back Neil Thomson, one of the most widely-respected and versatile British conductors of his generation, for an exhilarating all-Russian programme including Rachmaninov‘s colourful symphonic poem The Isle of the Dead and Stravinsky‘s epochal ballet score, The Rite of Spring.
    Buy tickets for Cara O'Sullivan, Michael Joyce, Macadara Ó Seireadáin

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  • Thursday 1 February 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale (piano)

    The Vanbrugh with pianist Michael McHale will present three contrasting works from the piano quartet repertoire. The dark and dramatic Mozart, from 1785, is one of the first pieces written for this combination of instruments. The Stanford and Dvorak come from different worlds: Dublin-born Stanford under the towering influence of Brahms and Schumann, while the Dvorak comes from his lyrical world of Slavonic song and dance.
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  • Thursday 18 January 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Cara O'Sullivan (soprano) with Michael Joyce and Macdara Ó Seireadáin

    One of Ireland’s best loved voices, Cara O’Sullivan is a coloratura soprano renowned for her dazzling voice, dramatic performances and powerful connection with her audiences. For this concert, Cara will sing works by Schubert, Barber, Rodrigo and Richard Strauss, while the distinguished accompanists, Michael Joyce (piano) and Macdara Ó Seireadáin (clarinet), will perform three pieces by Robert Schumann.Buy tickets for Cara O'Sullivan, Michael Joyce, Macadara Ó Seireadáin

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  • Wednesday 20 December 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
  • Madrigal 75 Christmas Concerts

    CHRISTMAS CONCERT No.1: WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER (SOLD OUT)
    CHRISTMAS CONCERT No.2: THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER (SOLD OUT)

    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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Both concerts are now sold out – a limited number of tickets will be available on the door on a first come, first serve basis.

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