Spring Summer Variations

Irish Chamber Orchestra:
Molique and Piazzolla

Thursday 24th June

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Katherine Hunka, director/violin
Dermot Dunne, accordion

Molique Concerto for Accordion and Strings
Piazzolla Escualo
Piazzolla Milonga del Angel
Piazzolla Adios Nonino
Piazzolla  Contrabajissimo 

Join the Irish Chamber Orchestra and accordionist Dermot Dunne directed by Katherine Hunka for a spectacular evening of tango music. Dermot performs a seldom heard but charming Accordion Concerto by Molique. As well as being a composer, Piazzolla was a virtuosic performer on the bandoneon and now Dermot Dunne transfers this extraordinary richness onto the classical accordion. Piazzolla created compositions to showcase his star musicians and 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 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 selection of sexy, tango-inspired compositions - a real splash of colour to beckon the summer.


The concert will be available to tickets holders for 48 hours following the performance

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The NCH Spring Summer Variations series is presented in collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, National String Quartet Foundation, Camerata Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. 

Supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts and RTE Lyric FM.

Also as part of Spring Summer Variations