Zehetmair takes the ICO on an extraordinary musical journey
Thomas Zehetmair enjoys wide international acclaim as a violinist, conductor and chamber musician.
He is taking the ICO on an extraordinary musical journey, inspiring audiences with his fresh interpretations of both new repertoire and older classics.
He has boundless energy and vigour for music and continues to champion the magic of Mozart with ICO at National Concert Hall, Dublin and University Concert Hall, Limerick showcasing two of Mozart’s finest symphonies alongside a stunning work by Hartmann for his final performances of 2022.
Prague was the catalyst for Mozart’s bright and boisterous Symphony No. 38 a deeply expressive, boundary-pushing drama, brimming with energy. It is a thrilling work, with powerful tuttis, a resonating Andante, capped by a dazzling finale. Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40 adored by audiences, reflects Mozart’s personal struggles. It is passionate, furious, and magnificent. A fitting epitaph to the work of a musical genius.
In between Hartmann’s Concerto Funereal is a powerful and extraordinary work, which reacts to the tragic events of World War 2 and the occupation of Czechoslovakia. It holds conflicting messages of hope, desperation, and fear for what lies ahead.
Thomas Zehetmair and ICO ignite this tense and thought-provoking work.
Virtuosic, innovative, and creative, ICO blazes a trail with its unique collaborative approach and its rich relationships with an array of creative partners.
Under the leadership of Katherine Hunka, the orchestra is one of Ireland’s busiest touring ensembles, both nationally and internationally.
Irish Chamber Orchestra and Thomas Zehetmair Director/Violin presents MOZART & HARTMANN at University Concert Hall, Limerick on Thursday December 1
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