Feature Article
Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry in conversation with Joseph O'Connor at the University of Limerick
Theatre Schemes Update
Meet the Creative Associates
Places Matter | Creating Diverse Participation in the Arts
Grants and Awards
Closing dates announced for the film awards Reel Art and Authored Works 2019
Young Ensembles Scheme 2019
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 4 April 2019
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2019
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect
News from the community
Call for applications: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2019
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
The MAC: Programming Officer – Full Time Permanent
And the tide was way out’ Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch : Municipal Gallery
Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra present high impact works in Voices from the Edge
Writing for a Change: Flash Fiction Competition
Marian Keyes Young Writer Award
Creative Europe Desk
Free seminar: Communications and your EU culture project
Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra present high impact works in Voices from the Edge

The Irish Chamber Orchestra oozes virtuosity with its team of extraordinary musicians, providing electrifying performances at home and abroad.  Its February offering in Dublin and Limerick on the 13th and 14th respectively, features a roller coaster of kaleidoscopic sounds that traverse time.


Beethoven’s final work, his Gross Fuge is the legacy of the master, who having blazed a musical trail knew when to rest his pen and make way for generations to come.  His Gross Fugue speaks so convincingly, transporting the listener to his world and is as fresh today as it was 300 years ago!


Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 9, or Swiss, is associated with its yodelling-song quotes.   It is a superb example of experimentation of textures, instruments, sounds and is the finest of his prodigious String Symphonies.


Korngold’s seldom heard Symphonic Serenade is more symphony than serenade.  His \hHispost-war, post-Hollywood compositions drew from thematic material from his film scores and his Serenade ranks as one of his best works, composed towards the end of his life. The ICO brings this substantial work very much to life.


Widmann’s elgiac Aria is a short work focussing on tonal beauty.  It featuring multiple, imaginery, voices that ascend to the dizzy heights before sinking into the depths of the lowest register.


Don’t miss two scintillating performances by Jörg Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Voices from the Edge at Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin on Wednesday 13 February and on Thursday 14 February at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. Tickets from www.irishchamberorchestra.com


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 of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.  International touring is generously supported by Culture Ireland. 


Further information/images available from charlotte.eglington@ul.ie


Irish Chamber Orchestra    

Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor



Beethoven  Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Korngold Symphonic Serenade, Op. 39

Widmann Aria for Strings

Mendelssohn   String Symphony No. 9 Swiss


Wednesday 13 February Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin @ 8pm

Thursday 14 February St. Mary’s Cathedral Limerick @ 8pm 

Tickets €25, €22, €10 students€5 children   www.irishchamberorchestra.com