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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Week of April 9, 2021

Introduction

This Pick of the Week features Irish Chamber Orchestra. Known for mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from DJs to dance companies, the Irish Chamber Orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra does. Highlights include American soprano Claron McFadden’s performance of one of conductor/composer Jörg Widmann’s own compositions, and Widmann will perform as the clarinetist in a string orchestra version of Weber’s clarinet quintet.

Pick of the Week - April 9, 2021

Irish Chamber Orchestra (performance date: November 20, 2019)

Full program:

MENDELSSOHN
String Symphony no. 8 in D major

JÖRG WIDMANN
Versuch über die Fuge 
180 beats per minute

MOZART
Adagio und Fuge in C minor, K. 546

WEBER
Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, op. 34

 

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Conversation with the Irish Chamber Orchestra (event date: November 20, 2019)

The Library's Anne McLean talks with Jörg Widmann, clarinetist and conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Known for mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from deejays to dance companies, the orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do.