Recent Concerts

  • 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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  • 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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