Irish Chamber Orchestra coming to Jorgensen
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 23:10
On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3:00 p.m. the world famous Irish Chamber Orchestra will take the stage at the Jorgensen Performing Arts Center, joined by the world’s most renowned flutist, Sir James Galway, and his wife, equally esteemed flutist Lady Jeanne Galway.
Based in Ireland, the orchestra is a part of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and contains 22 permanent members and up to 16 additional musicians. Formed in 1970, the group makes efforts to promote civic engagement through music. It established a series of free music programs in areas of Limerick undergoing regeneration, using music as a tool for developing valuable life skills. They are known for combining energy and unique styles of musician ship to classical favorites. Sunday’s performance will include pieces by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
The Chicago Tribune called the orchestra a “razor-sharp, fully seasoned ensemble, a worthy ambassador to represent the home country in a year when Culture Ireland.”
The concert will be preceded by a “Concert Talk” given by Alain Frogley, professor of music at UConn.
Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for children under 18, and between $40 and $47 for adults. A cash bar will be available during the show, as well as an assortment of cakes and coffee for purchase.