Tchaikovsky at City Hall

Nov 17th
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7:30 pm
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€20
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Large Room, City Hall, Waterford


Symphony Club of Waterford in partnership with Waterford Music present

TCHAIKOVSKY at City Hall

Venue: Large Room, City Hall, Waterford

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner

Katherine Spencer Clarinet

Puccini Chrysanthemums for String Orchestra

Sebastian Adams 2018:2

Stamitz  Concerto for Clarinet B flat major

Tchaikovsky  Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

Widmann’s energy doesn’t seem to have any boundaries, he simply motivates everyone around him, be it the hard working shining brass, the zippy violins or the juicy explosions in sound.”

This programme puts the spotlight on a new work by the up-and-coming Dubliner, Sebastian Adams, currently blazing a trail as a composer and viola player of repute, with a passion for contemporary music.  His new commission for the ICO explores the possibilities of the individuals in the orchestra as much as the instruments they play. Puccini‘s Chrysanthemums was written as an elegy in response to the death of the Duke of Savoy. This beautifully poignant movement was also included in the death scene of Puccini‘sopera Manon Lescaut.  Johann Stamitz pioneered the use of wind instruments as a permanent part of the orchestra.  His Clarinet Concerto was an early milestone in the development of the genre, and Jörg Widmann has invited Katherine Spencer into the spotlight, to show off the vast technical and lyrical capabilities of her artistry, and the instrument.  The final spotlight is on Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Serenade for Strings, one of his most enduringly popular works.  This, combined with the irrepressible energy and insight brought by Widmann and the ICO, has all the makings of an unforgettable performance!

Symphony Club of Waterford is proudly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland

 

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