Jorg returns with the Irish Chamber Orchestra to UCH

Clarinet virtuoso Jorg Widmann, guest conductor with the ICO. Picture: Marco Borggreve
RENOWNED clarinet virtuoso Jörg Widmann will perform with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in December.

RENOWNED clarinet virtuoso Jörg Widmann will perform with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in December.

Widmann, principal guest conductor and artistic partner with the ICO, will be performing delights by Mozart, Mendelssohn and much more at the December 2 show in the University Concert Hall.

The ICO and the clarinettist are currently on a four city tour of America and will play two concerts on return to these shores, in the UCH and CIT Cork.

A “winds-dominant” programme with the gifted virtuoso will feature Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, one of the composer’s greatest operatic successes.

The programme also features Mozart’s cheerful wind Serenade No. 12 in C minor, a glorious masterpiece in four movements, plus Widmann’s own Quartet No. 1, Sandor Veress’s Sonatina for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon and Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 8 in D major.

Widmann has a worldwide reputation as a composer and clarinettist having performed with prestigious orchestras and conductors from Christoph von Dohnányi to Kent Nagano.

He has established a dynamic synergy with the ICO and audiences have already enjoyed his exploration of the many facets of Mendelssohn’s music.

His own string quartets are made of virtuosic stuff, both mentally and musically, and are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

See www.irishchamberorchestra.com for more details.