World Première

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

Date: Friday 6th February 8pm
Venue: The Model, the Mall, Sligo
Admission: €20

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Katherine Hunka – Director/Violin
István Várdai – Cello

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Op129
Sam Perkin World Première
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony Op110a
(the 8th string quartet)

The ICO tours with a programme of exciting old and new works, directed by Katherine Hunka. The orchestra has commissioned up-and-coming composer, Sam Perkin, to write a work for String Orchestra. Celebrated Hungarian cellist István Várdai makes a welcome return to the fold. His youthful virtuosity won the hearts of ICO fans in 2013. Schumann’s great Cello Concerto fuses the traditional three movement Concerto into one movement demanding a broad palette of colours, lightness of touch, flexibility and expression from Várdai. His reading of this intensely romantic work is much anticipated. Two works by Shostakovich book-end the programme.

Várdai is a special kind of genius….he is an incredible virtuoso.