Charlotte.Eglington Charlotte.Eglington at staffmail.ul.ie
Mon Feb 15 12:27:05 GMT 2010

The Irish Chamber Orchestra's 09/10 season gathers momentum when the
ever popular accordionist Dermot Dunne joins Katherine Hunka and the
Irish Chamber Orchestra at University Concert Hall, Limerick on 18
February @8pm.    Now performing regularly as a duo, Dermot Dunne and
Katherine Hunka along with the Irish Chamber Orchestra present an
exciting mix of music which ranges from celebrated classics and virtuoso
show pieces to a selection of works with a strong Latin flavour.  The
programme spans four centuries, blending precious gems from Vivaldi with
the magic of Mozart to the wild passions of Piazzolla.


The virtuosic Vivaldi still enjoys a reputation that equals the
international fame he enjoyed in his heyday.  He composed some 46 operas
and over 500 concerti and other rarities which impacted hugely on the
evolution of the baroque style and we feature two concerti for strings,
his F major RV141 and his D major RV121.


There are few pieces of music more instantly familiar and well-loved
than Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik.    Mozart's sunniest and most
enduring work quickly earned its place as one of the eighteenth
century's most popular and durable string serenades.  Eine kleine
Nachtmusik has featured in no less than sixty film scores including
Amadeus, Batman, Sophie's Choice, Ace Ventura and many more. 

As well as being a composer of enduringly popular tango-inspired music,
Astor Piazzolla was a virtuosic performer on the bandoneon. The
instrument's unique positioning of buttons allows a rich variety of
harmonies which Piazzolla exploited to the full. None of this
extraordinary richness is lost when the music is transferred onto the
classical accordion, as splendidly demonstrated by Dermot Dunne.
Piazzolla created compositions to showcase his star musicians and
Escualo was written for Fernando Suarez-Paz a renowned tango violinist
who performed in his band. La Muerte del Angel and La Resurreccion del
Angel were composed for a film on the life of the Argentine writer,
Jorge Luis Borges.  The ballad Oblivion was written for Marco
Bellocchio's film Enrico IV and was short-listed for a 1995 Grammy
Award.  Finally, Adios Nonino, inspired by the death of Piazzolla's
father, became a classic and one his most popular works and features in
this selection of sexy, tango-inspired compositions which have brought a
welcome dash of colour to concert platforms around the world.  

To coincide with the Fleishchmann Centenary Celebration, the concert
includes the Humours of Carolan by the composer Aloys Fleischmann and a
rare Accordion Concerto by Molique.

Don't miss the ICO's first performances of 2010 - the perfect way to
lift your spirits as the long winter draws to a close. 



Charlotte Eglington 

ICO Press Office

Irish Chamber Orchestra

T: 061-202583  F: 061-202 6217  E: charlotte.eglington at ul.ie
<mailto:charlotte.eglington at ul.ie> 



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