Irish Baroque Orchestra – Masterworks 2012
Late January brings a musical feast as the Irish Baroque Orchestra presents Masterworks 2012, their annual Dublin-based concert series. Under the artistic direction of renowned violinist Monica Huggett, the orchestra will be performing music that’s historically informed and played on period instruments.
Continuing every evening until this Saturday, each concert offers a Bach cantata, with noted soprano Susan Hamilton, and works by Telemann and Vivaldi – all neatly wrapped up in an hour (a baroque taster, if you like). If that’s not enough, there’ll be a Telemann Coffee Concert on Sunday afternoon to round off the series. Running alongside the concerts is Boutique Baroque, an education and outreach programme taking place at the National Concert Hall. The concerts themselves will take place, fittingly for Bach, in St Finian’s Lutheran Church.