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Irish Chamber Orchestra

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann, conductor/composer/clarinetist
Claron McFadden, soprano

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Saturday, November 16, 2019
Edman Chapel, 7:30 pm

The Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) is Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble. Mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from DJs to dance companies, the ICO pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do. Wherever they perform, the ICO delivers world-class concerts with energy and style.

The driving force behind the Orchestra is its Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann, an acclaimed composer, conductor and clarinetist who conducts with great vigor. This performance will also feature American soprano Claron McFadden who studied voice at the Eastman School of Music and is well known for her mastery of oratorio, opera and jazz.

Find out more about the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Join us for the pre-concert program Grace Notes at 6:30 pm.


  • Mozart: Adagio and Fugue
  • Jörg Widmann: Versuch über die Fuge
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet for string orchestra and clarinet
  • Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 8 in D major


...a razor-sharp, fully seasoned ensemble, a worthy ambassador to represent the home country... — John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune