The Irish Chamber Orchestra performs a major new work by John Kinsella in February.

On 9 February the Irish Chamber Orchestra begin their concert series for 2012 with a performance in University Concert Hall, Limerick, followed by a concert in the RDS, Dublin on 11 February. The concerts feature the world premiere of John Kinsella’s much-anticipated tenth symphony and also mark the first season programmed by the orchestra’s newly appointed artistic partner and principal conductor Jörg Widmann.

John Kinsella has been described as “the most significant Irish symphonist since Stanford,” by BBC Radio 3. He has written extensively for orchestra and a CD featuring his sixth and seventh symphonies was released by the RTÉ lyric fm label in 2011. The performance of his tenth symphony in 2012 is significant as it marks his 80th birthday year.

Liszt – Angelus! Prière Aux Anges Gardiens
Beethoven – Symphony No. 4, Op. 60, B-flat Major
Jean Francaix – The Flower Clock, Suite for Oboe and Orchestra
Kinsella – Symphony No. 10 (World Premiere)

Thursday 9th February @ 8pm at UCH Limerick
Bookings 061-331549 or

Saturday 11th February @ 8pm at the RDS Concert Hall
Bookings 061-331549 or


One Comment

  1. Fred O'Callaghan
    Posted 3 February 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great to hear John Kinsella once again: Direct and sensible as ever, and -as ever quietly notable and engaging. Good to have the Tenth Symphony to look forward to, amd news of another work into the

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