When the Irish Chamber Orchestra took to the road for its final tour of 2010 it featured some of the greatest talent the world had to offer. Katherine Hunka, fresh from a triumphant Four Seasons tour of six countries, directed a programme packed with treasures by Greig, Boulez and Kinsella, closing with Hydn’s passionate Symphony No. 46. Hunka directed two rising sister stars, Fiona (on flute) and Jean Kelly(on harp).
The ICO’s performances thrilled audiences across the world as audiences discovered why Greig gave one of his miniatures the tantalising title Erotik and how Mozart blended the flute and harp to incredible effect.
The orchestra has performed with some of the world’s leading artists, including Steven Isserlis, Maxim Vengerov and Alison Balsom.
(text published in ‘An Focal’ 16 November 2010)