Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 2:00pm


Join the Irish Chamber Orchestra and ace Accordionist Dermot Dunne directed by Katherine Hunka for a spectacular afternoon performance of fabulous tango music.  Dermot plays a seldom heard Concerto by Molique.  Meanwhile, Piazzolla’s compositions often showcased his star musicians.  Escualo was written for Fernando Suarez-Paz a renowned tango violinist in his band.  Contrabajissimo was written for Hector Console, the bassist in his final quintet. This expansive and popular work showcases Piazzolla’s ability to weave western classical and tango music seamlessly. Piazzolla’s Milonga del Angel, brims with nostalgia while Adios Nonino, inspired by the death of Piazzolla’s father, became a classic and one his most popular works.  Enjoy this vibrant selection of sexy, tango-inspired compositions – a real splash of colour to beckon the summer and a return to live performance!

We are very excited to welcome you back to live music. In order to keep artists, staff, crew and audiences safe, we ask that you adhere to current public health advice as well as familiarising yourself with the UCH guidelines for ticketholders outlined here.

Please do not attend the show if you are suffering with any symptoms of Covid-19 (https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/symptoms.html ).

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Hunka’s pure tone and silky, insouciant legato phrasing are beguiling – what a startling change after the grit, grain and frisson of the Piazzolla! – and the ICO are terrifically responsive, always rhythmically alert, with propulsive dynamic contrasts and flexible tempi

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