The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents its music in many guises, creating extraordinary music experiences collaborating across the genres with ballet, aerial dance, opera, theatre, trad, DJ and club, rock and now jazz, in its quest to dazzle audiences. The Irish Chamber Orchestra visits glór in Ennis on Thursday October 18, Siamsa Tire, Tralee Friday October 19 and Monkstown Parish Church, Dublin in association with the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday October 20 with Night Music, a delicious blend of classics infused with a splash of jazz.
Performer, teacher and composer Ronan Guilfoyle created Pipe Dreams, an intriguing new Concerto for Jazz Flute and Chamber Orchestra. Ronan has been composing for classical ensembles since 1993, specialising in both improvised and written music to great success. His music has been performed by jazz luminaries, including Dave Liebman, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Keith Copeland and John Abercrombie to mention a few and this new work is greatly anticipated.
Michael Buckley, renowned for his prowess on both saxophone and flute, will perform the effervescent Pipe Dreams. A child prodigy, Michael came to prominence playing the flute with George Coleman in the National Concert Hall as a young boy. “I wanted to show off Michael’s virtuosity as a player and as an improviser and Pipe Dreams really does that,” says Guilfoyle.
Pipe Dreams is book-ended by two iconic works. Savour the sublime simplicity of Mozart’s timeless serenade, Eine kleine Nachtmusik with Tchaikovsky’s carefree but endearing Souvenir de Florence, which brims with vitality.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.