Irish Chamber Orchestra / István Várdai, Director and Cello / Stephen Brennan, Narrator – Travelling with Mozart

Irish Chamber Orchestra / István Várdai, Director and Cello / Stephen Brennan, Narrator – Travelling with Mozart

Saturday, 28 May 2022, 8.00pm

Travelling With Mozart

Irish Chamber Orchestra
István Várdai Director/Cello
Stephen Brennan Narrator

Mozart Overture Mitridate
Boccherini Minuet in E-major Op.11 No. 5
Mozart Symphony No.45 in D, K.95
Mozart Andante from Symphony No. 38 KV 504 Prague
Kraft Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C major, Op. 4

Enjoy a theatrical and music experience with Irish Chamber Orchestra as renowned actor, Stephen Brennan reads from Mozart’s entertaining correspondence interspersed with music from Mozart’s travels. Mozart spent ten of his thirty-five years travelling! We join a 14-year-old composer’s 15-month tour of Italy with his father, Leopold. In Milan, Mozart experienced his first opera success with Mitridate! Italian Minuets proved inspirational for Mozart, as István Várdai and ICO showcase Boccherini’s String Quintet in E Major, Op.11 No.5, lauded for its celebrated Minuet. Rome inspired Mozart’s Symphony No. 45 which brims with youthful vitality.

In later life, Mozart and family travelled to the Czech Republic where Prague was the catalyst for his bright and boisterous Prague Symphony with its beautiful Andante. It was there that he befriended the brilliant cellist and composer, Anton Kraft. Their celebrated Dresden performance of Kraft’s concerto was lauded by critics, even Beethoven. István Várdai and ICO ignite this Kraft Concerto in this wonderful pot-pourri of music and words.

Dates & Tickets
Thursday 26 May, 8pm | St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick
€25, €22, €10 students, €5 children

Friday 27 May, 7:30pm | Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford (in association with Symphony Club of Waterford)
Booking 051-855038 or

Saturday 28 May, 8pm | Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

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Travelling With Mozart featuring renowned actor, Stephen Brennan and Hungarian Cellist István Várdai

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