Irish Baroque Orchestra’s ‘Oh Bohemia’ tour
Bohemian rhapsody anyone? No, I’m not talking about Freddie Mercury and his flamboyant hirsute friends. ’Oh Bohemia’ is the intriguing title of the Irish Baroque Orchestra’s first concert of the new season. Bohemia, now seen in historical terms, occupied much of what we now know as the Czech Republic. The eighteenth century Enlightenment brought much much in the way of music to Bohemia. The IBO’S unusual programme, under the direction of noted baroque violinist Monica Huggett, features rarely performed music by Mysliveček; Benda; Zelenka and Vanhal. These performances will feature some of the finest young musicians on the early music scene, including the very accomplished Jeroen Billiet on natural horn. He is lauded in his native Belgium and only last month was invited as a featured artist to the International Horn Symposium in London.
Words: Des FitzGerald
Fri 26 Sept, 8pm: St Peter’s Church, Bandon, Co Cork (tkts 15eu)
Part of the Engage Arts Festival
Book online at http://www.engageartsfestival.com or Tel 0871205022
Sat 27 Sept, 7.30pm: Calry Church, Sligo (tkts 18/16eu, children free)
Part of the 19th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
Book online at http://www.hawkswell.com or Tel 071-9161518
Dublin season ticket now available:
The IBO now offers a ticket deal for all its Dublin concerts this season, priced at only 120eu (or 95eu for OAPs). The Dublin season ticket can only be purchased from the IBO directly. Please visit irishbaroqueorchestra.com or call 01-5545 220.