‘Finn Folk and Baroque’ with Irish Chamber Orchestra

THE Irish Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return to the University Concert Hall for a night of ‘Finn Folk and Baroque’ music later this month.

THE Irish Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return to the University Concert Hall for a night of ‘Finn Folk and Baroque’ music later this month.

The concert, being held in association with Clúid Housing Association - who provide sheltered housing in Ireland - to celebrate European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity, will feature violinist and guest director Pekka Kuusisto, who has a deep connection with the ICO.

“Renowned for his flair, tone and technique, his natural expressiveness, infectious enthusiasm and his imaginative interpretations, Pekka is an integral part of the Finnish classical music scene. Kuusisto elicits the very best from the ICO, with an enthusiasm that is electric,” say the ICO.

An eclectic programme features Rautavaara’s Fiddlers interspersed with original 17th century Finnish tunes by Samuel Rinda-Nickola alongside classic works by Bach and Bartók.

The ICO will combine with children from its Sing Out with Strings orchestra at the concert interval.

The concert takes place on Thursday September 27.