Cork Orchestral Society celebrates 80 years of ceol, as they carry on the legacy of founder Aloys Fleischmann; providing a stage to hear some of the finest live performances that have visited Leeside.
The September season will open with a Gala Concert on the 27th, welcoming returning concert fans, and new arrivals. Internationally acclaimed soprano Majella Cullagh will be accompanied by Denise Crowley and and Gabriela Mayer (pianos), David Whitla (double bass), and Viv Johnston (trumpet & piccolo trumpet), for a treat of an aria courtesy of Rossini’s Adelaide di Borgogna. Majella’s prior performance of the opera in Edinburgh, 2005 was regarded by The Guardian as ‘the combination of thrilling abandon, perfect control and dramatic exactitude.’
Commenting on the the Gala programme Majella talks about how excited she is to work on an ensemble featuring pieces that showcase double bass and trumpet, adding Rossini’s aria will ‘finish with a flourish’
‘I’ve chosen some Reynaldo Hahn songs for my programme as they are gorgeous pieces and I’ve always wanted to sing them.’
Cork’s Orchestral Society will proudly continue its celebrations into November, presenting an eclectic range of performances to suit a variety of musical tastes. The Society presents a piano recital by Hugh Tinney on November 1; a collection by the renowned Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert, as well as modern compositions by Ian Wilson and Thomas Adès.
On November 16, the Gala welcomes back the Irish Chamber Orchestra, with much anticipation, to perform Puccini, Stamitz and Tchaikovsky under the baton of their principal conductor, Jörg Widmann.