Irish Chamber Orchestra to strike the right note in Ballina

Florian Donderer will be preforming with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Ballina next month.

Florian Donderer will be preforming with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Ballina next month.

Irish Chamber Orchestra will welcome back the charismatic German violinist, Florian Donderer as it embarks on a tour that will stop off in Ballina next month as part of the towns Fringe Festival.

Enjoy another colourful palette from the chamber orchestra, brimming with verve. Florian Donderer is renowned for his energetic style and sophisticated interpretations and is an amazing violinist.

A vastly experienced chamber musician, Florian impressed with the Chamber Orchestra last November with his electrifying playing and his unique approach to music. He showcases one of Haydn’s early works, his much-loved Violin Concerto No. 1 which is brilliantly written with its radiant outer movements book-ending an exquisite Adagio.

Written in just ten days, Dvorák’s radiant Serenade for Strings, is one of his best loved works. It combines shimmering melodies with the infectious rhythms of Czech folk music. Performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, it is simply exhilarating.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra champions works by Irish composers and has a real affection for the remarkably atmospheric Hirta Rounds by David Fennessy. Described as a ‘composer of deep sensitivity, style, and a knack for doing imaginative things’, his mesmerising work describes the ethereal atmosphere of Hirta, an abandoned island on the remote St Kilda archipelago, Scotland.

The dynamic Irish Chamber Orchestra mixes traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborates with everyone from DJs to dance companies. The orchestra and Florian Donderer visit Ballina Fringe Festival on Wednesday, October 12 and they will preform in St Michael's Church at 7.30pm. Book now on


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