Thu Sep 28 2017

Irish Chamber Orchestra - World Premiere

CIT Cork School Of Music
Doors 8:00 pm - Admission: Standard: €25.00 (General admission) Sta

Irish Chamber Orchestra Gábor Takács-Nagy Conductor Alex Petcu Percussion WORLD PREMIERE Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 Sam Perkin 365 Variations on a Gesture (for Percussionist and String Orchestra) (World Premiere) Brahms String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 Elgar’s much loved Serenade was personal favourite, an anniversary gift for his wife.  The ICO continues to commission new works, funded by the Arts Council and this season features Sam Perkin’s 365 Variations on a Gesture, for percussionist Alex Petcu inspired by a lifelong fascination with waves, one of the world’s most important and fundamental phenomena. The appeal to Brahms of a string sextet was based on the possibilities presented by the deep sonority of its two cellos and two violas playing off the soprano brilliance of two violins. Inspired by a Viennese sojourn, Brahms revels in the gutsy strength and soulful expressiveness of the lower instruments.

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