LA DONNA BAROCCA: THIRD EDITION
Violin Claire Duff Harpsichord Malcolm Proud
in celebration of International Women's Day in partnership with Finding A Voice
Isabella Leonarda | Sonata Duodecima Op.16
Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre | Prelude in A minor & Suite in D minor (from 'Pièces du Clavecin', 1687) | Sonata 1 in D minor and Sonata 2 A minor for violin (from 'Sonates pour Viollon et pour le Clavecin', 1707)
March 8 | 7pm | Clonmel, Co. Tipperary | Tickets €12 Book Now
Director Peter Whelan
The IBO partners with the Royal Irish Academy of Music to deliver a side by side programme including Chevalier de Saint Georges Overture to 'L'Amant Anonyme', Mozart Divertimento No.5 in C major K.187 & Van Maldere 'Dublin' Sinfonia in G
March 12 | Windmill Quarter, Dublin | Broadcast details tbc
THE TRIALS OF TENDUCCI : A CASTRATO IN IRELAND
The Trials of Tenducci - A Castrato in Ireland is Irish Baroque Orchestra's exciting new release on the LINN Records label. It was inspired by the Italian castrato Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci, a fascinating opera superstar and a regular performer on the music scene in Ireland.
Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was a celebrated castrato in 1760s Dublin who led a colourful life. People flocked to hear him perform and he counted Johann Christian Bach, Mozart and Thomas Arne among his illustrious admirers. He briefly taught singing to Mozart. However, it was for his relationship with his Irish singing student 15 year old Dorothea Maunsell, and their subsequent elopement and marriage, that gained Tenducci his greatest notoriety.
The Trials of Tenducci - A Castrato in Ireland is performed by Irish Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Peter Whelan, IBO's Artistic Director, and with celebrated Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught portraying Tenducci. It features modern day premieres of orchestral music, songs and arias associated with Tenducci, and which were familiar to 18th century Irish audiences.
THE TRIALS OF TENDUCCI
As part of Culture Ireland's SEODA festival, celebrating the best in Irish arts, Peter Whelan and Tara Erraught discuss the orchestra's new release and explore the scandalous context that weaves through the Tenducci story.
March 17 | Online
IRISH YOUTH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA : DIGITAL COURSE
Artistic Director Claire Duff
Run in partnership with the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, this course aims to give students aged 18-24 an introduction to historically-informed performance under the guidance of IBO musicians. In addition to classes on period performance practice and style students also have the opportunity to learn the basics of Baroque Dance as well as participation in Feldenkrais sessions. More information here.
April 6 -8 | Online