Feature Article
Welcome to our November Newsletter
News this month
National survey on arts attendance, participation and engagement - Hear the results.
Grants and Awards
The Arts Council announces the introduction of Travel & Training awards for festivals in 2019.
The Arts Council and the National Concert Hall announce inaugural Liam O’Flynn Award
Travel and Training Award 2019
Applications for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2019/20 are now open
News from the community
Realise Production Award
Irish Chamber Orchestra's principal conductor shares the spotlight...
Peripheries: Patrick Graham, Eddie Kennedy, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh
Roaming Writer-in-Residence Programme 2019
Creative Europe Desk
Cooperation Projects 2019 – the call for proposals is now open; deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday 11th December 2018
Creative Europe, UK partners and Brexit
Are you looking for opportunities to meet European partner organisations for potential collaboration?
Irish Chamber Orchestra's principal conductor shares the spotlight...

The wizardry of Jörg Widmann has already resulted in some incredible performances from the Irish Chamber Orchestra and November, is no exception.  Widmann conducts the ICO in SPOTLIGHT, a trio of concerts in Limerick (UCH), Cork (CIT Cork Orchestra Society) and at City Hall, Waterford (Symphony Club of Waterford & Waterford Music) on 15, 16 +17 November.


Clarinetist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. His music is adventurous and full of vitality and although he may not be as celebrated as Schoenberg or Boulez, he has a catalogue of works and prestigious commissions that can stand proudly alongside such illustrious composers.  


In SPOTLIGHT, Widmann steps back as composer and clarinetist, putting the spotlight on another ICO commission 2018:2 by his mentee Sebastian Adams, a young composer and viola player.  2018:2 explores the possibilities of the individuals in the orchestra as much as the instruments they play. Puccini’s Chrysanthemums is always a charmer, a brief elegy steeped in emotional intensity. Johann Stamitz revolutionized the language of music and made Mannheim the centre of the musical avant-garde of his times. His pioneering Clarinet Concerto, fresh and exhilarating, places ICO clarinettist, Katherine Spencer very much in the spotlight, demonstrating the capabilities of her artistry and her instrument.  Finally, Tchaikovsky’s heartfelt Serenade for Strings, one of his finest and most enduring works, closes the programme.


Don’t miss Widmann and the ICO in Limerick, Cork and Waterford on the 15, 16 + 17 November respectively. Tickets on www.irishchamberorchestra.com


The Limerick-based 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 Ealaíonwww.irishchamberorchestra.com


For further information/images, contact: charlotte.eglington@ul.ie







Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner

Katherine Spencer Clarinet



Puccini  Chrysanthemums for String Orchestra

Sebastian Adams 2018:2

Stamitz Concerto for Clarinet B flat major

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48


Thursday 15th November University Concert Hall, Limerick @ 8pm 061 331549 www.uch.ie €25, €22 and €10 students, €5 children


Friday 16th November Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork @ 8pm (Cork Orchestral Society) www.corkorchestralsociety.ie

€25, €22 (€5 student at door only) €15, €10 COS members (discount code/online purchase)


Sat 17th November The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford @ 7.30pm (In assoc. Symphony Club of Waterford & Waterford Music)            Tickets: 051 855038 www.garterlane.ie €20, €18