Born in 1685

Programme Notes

BORN IN 1685

Irish Baroque Orchestra
Directed by Alfredo Bernardini

Saturday, October 20th | The Court House, Kilkenny | 7:30pm
(in partnership with Music in Kilkenny)

Sunday, October 21 | Castletown House, Cellbridge, Kildare | 3pm
(in partnership with Castletown House)


 “Oboist Alfredo Bernardini plays with a range of color, wit, and sensuality.” – Audiophile Audition

Italian oboist Alfredo Bernardini is one of the world’s leading baroque directors and instrumentalists. His personality and charm pours from his playing and we are delighted to welcome him back to work with IBO in our Concert Season 2018.

Alfredo presents a programme entitled Born in 1685. 1685 was a momentous year for music with three master composers all born in the same year- Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. The programme charts their musical contirbutions to the baroque period and showcases the virtuosic playing and directing of Alfredo.

(Cover Image: IBO Artist, Oonagh Lee- oboe. Image by Sarah Doyle Photography, 2017)

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Alfredo BernardiniDirector

Concert Dates and Venues

20 October 2018, The Court House, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
21 October 2018, Castletown Hosue, Cellbridge, Co Kildare


D Scarlatti: Sinfonia in C major
GF Handel: Concerto grosso HWV 302a, B flat
GF Handel: Concerto for oboe HWV 287 in G minor
GF Handel: Sonata HWV 399 in G major
D Scarlatti: Sinfonia in G major
JS Bach: Sinfonia, BWV 156 "Ich steh mit ein Fuss im Grab"
JS Bach: Concerto for harpsichord BWV 1054 in D major
JS Bach: Concerto for oboe and violin BWV 1060R in c-minor