Symphony Club of Waterford proudly present:
John Finucane Conductor
Soloist Michael Rafter Violin
Founded in 1981, the Dublin-based Hibernian Orchestra is widely recognised as the leading voluntary orchestra in Ireland. The players come from a variety of backgrounds. As well as music teachers and students, the orchestra includes many pre-professionals, musicians pursuing other careers and, increasingly, players who were trained across the world and who now reside and work in Ireland. What unites the members of the ensemble is their love of music and their commitment to the highest possible performance standards.
The Orchestra has a demanding schedule based on weekly rehearsals between September and June in Alexandra College, Milltown. The Orchestra performs in Dublin and elsewhere throughout Ireland. Its repertoire stretches across the musical spectrum, ranging from early works to newly commissioned pieces.
The list of artists who have performed with the Hibernian Orchestra is impressive, and features many of Ireland’s most distinguished virtuosi. Recent soloists include Finghin Collins, Phillip Martin, Catherine Leonard, Michael McHale, Martin Johnson, Michael d’Arcy, Cara O’Sullivan, Helena Wood, Mia Cooper, John O’Conor, Claudia Boyle and Christopher and Anthony Marwood. Recently the Orchestra has been delighted to welcome young soloists with a growing international profile, such as pianist Natalia Milstein. The Orchestra is also committed to providing a platform for young Irish soloists through its annual Concerto Competition.
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The Orchestra has enjoyed almost 30 years under the baton of its conductor, John Finucane.
The Orchestra is generously supported by Dublin City Council.