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
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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