November 15 CC Irish Chamber Orchestra

As one of Ireland’s cultural gems, the Irish Chamber Orchestra travels to the U.S. in November on a 4-venue tour (4-8 November) with celebrated Hungarian conductor Gábor Tákacs-Nagy (supported by Culture Ireland)

Gábor introduces a bright light in fellow compatriot and cellist István Várdai winner of the prestigious Prix Montblanc. Vardai performs Haydn’s long-lost C major Concerto, full of fire and spirit and only re-discovered in 1961. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A is a real gem. Pulsing rhythms and a wealth of dynamic contrasts grab and sustain the listener throughout.

Haydn’s emotive Symphony No. 52 in C minor plays directly to the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s strengths with its eruptive moods and jagged rhythms. Finally, Bartók’s Divertimento is one of his most soulful and poetic creations. The ICO endow their sound with a sense of fullness and wealth which makes the whole thing a joy.

Virtuoso violinist-turned-conductor Gábor Takacs-Nagy founded the celebrated Takács Quartet and is Principal Artistic Partner of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. He is music director of Manchester Camerata, guest conductor of the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and more.

Don’t miss the Irish Chamber Orchestra at venues in Colorado and New Mexico.

Friday 6 November – Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder, CO

Saturday 7 November – Los Alamos Concert Association, NM

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and is funded by The Arts Council Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

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