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Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf

A musical fairytale for children featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet and Jos Vantyler (narrator).

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Date & Time
Sunday 19th May 2024, 11am
Venue
Tramway Theatre, Blessington
Ticket Info
€10* Adult Ticket
€5* Child Ticket

*Adults and children aged 2+ need a ticket
Artists
Jos Vantyler (narrator)
Irish Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet

Join narrator Jos Vantyler and members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra for the timeless tale of Peter and his adventures with a crafty wolf.

Composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936, Peter and the Wolf is one of the best-loved pieces of classical music for young listeners. The story tells of Peter, who, defying his Grandfather’s words of warning, defeats and captures a hungry wolf with the help of some animal friends. Five brilliant musicians from the Irish Chamber Orchestra will bring this children’s classic to life for West Wicklow audiences of all ages!

Narrated by award winning Irish actor Jos Vantyler, who is renowned for his work in classical theatre and on screen. This promises to be a memorable concert that all ages will enjoy!

“The Entrancing Jos Vantyler” (The London Times)

"Jos Vantyler's sensuous-lipped, sinister-eyed Master of Ceremonies conjures romance, rivalry and crisis from thin air!" (TimeOut Magazine)

WINNER BEST NEWCOMER The NYC Star Awards (Rodolfo - A View From The Bridge)

NOMINATION BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR NYC Review (Oswald - Ghosts)

NOMINATION BEST ACTOR Critics Choice Awards (Jeremy - Prophecy)

NOMINATION BEST MALE PERFORMANCE OffWestEnd Awards (Tom Sawyer - Huck)

NOMINATION BEST MALE PERFORMANCE OffWestEnd Awards (Mel Carney - Dead On Her Feet)

WINNER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A NEW PLAY Theatre Choice Awards (Mel Carney - Dead On Her Feet)

BEST ACTOR PERFORMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR The Journal Culture Awards (Marco - Flying Into Daylight)

Irish Chamber Orchestra is Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble. Mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from DJs to dance companies, ICO pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do. These days, you are as likely to find us at the Electric Picnic as Mozartfest, but wherever we perform, the ICO delivers world-class concerts feted for their energy and style.

Each year, Ireland’s busiest chamber ensemble presents concert seasons in Limerick and Dublin, embarks on two national tours, and makes a series of prestigious international appearances supported by Culture Ireland. Our Artistic Committee works closely with our Artistic Partners to devise exciting, diverse, and innovative programmes, mixing standard repertoire with new work – often specially commissioned – from the best young Irish composers. This versatile approach enables us to appeal to music fans of every stripe while upholding the highest artistic standards.

The driving force behind ICO’s last decade of success has been its Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann, a composer, conductor, and clarinettist whose irrepressible energy and pursuit of excellence has enabled the ICO to expand its horizons, attracting outstanding international performers such as Thomas Zehetmair, Henning Kraggerud, Florian Donderer, Brett Dean, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Sean Shibe, Tabea Zimmermann, Igor Levit, and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Throughout the past decade, ICO has performed at leading concert halls and festivals across Europe, the U.S.A., and South America. ICO released a series of acclaimed recordings on the prestigious Orfeo and Alpha Classics labels. ICO was the first Irish Orchestra to complete a three-year residency at Heidelberger Frühling and is currently orchestra-in-residence at Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Celebrated Austrian Violinist Thomas Zehetmair was appointed Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner in May 2022 for a three-year term. Zehetmair’s enthusiasm and commitment is matched by the orchestra itself, led by the ebullient Katherine Hunka, and comprises of 22 outstanding musicians. ICO’s special rapport, forged by over 20 years of playing – and sometimes singing! – together, creates the unique sound that has captivated audiences all over the world.