MBNA Limerick International Music Festival

Ken Rice (violin) and Malachy Robinson (double bass) from the Irish Chamber Orchestra; The Irish Chamber Orchestra in concert with singer Sinead O Connor. Photos by Ian Collins.
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Country and Region IrelandLimerick
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Festival Contact Information

MBNA Shannon International Music Festival
Irish Chamber Music Orchestra
Foundation Building
University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
Phone: (353) 61-202-620
Fax: (353) 61-202-617
Email: ico@ul.ie

Festival Description

The MBNA Limerick International Music Festival, the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s musical celebration of summer on the banks of the great river Shannon at St. Mary’s Cathedral in the heart of Limerick and at University Concert Hall. The summer festival of music features concerts with celebrated national and international guest artists.

Festival Dates May 24 - 29, 2011
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Festival Events:

Programming 2011:
  • May 24, 1:00pm at St Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street
    • Sing Out with Strings
      Story Telling Through Song — In this performance children use popular books to inspire their latest music compositions.
  • May 26, 8:00pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick
    • Chopin in Paris
      Featuring Una Hunt, Piano; Sean McDonagh, Actor; and Kate Minogue, Director
      This dramatic portrait celebrates the life of Chopin with some of his most memorable music.
  • May 27, 9:00pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick
    • Songs of the Night
      Featuring tenor, Paul McNamara and the ICO Chorus. The evening features lovers, villians, heroes and ghosts with classics from Bridge, Brahms, Schubert, Fauré and Wolf.
  • May 28, 8:00pm at UCH Concert Hall, University of Limerick, Limerick
    • Hungarian Nights
      Featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra and director Gábor Takács-Nagy and Antal Szalai, on violin. A feast of folk music inspired by Hungarian traditions alongside one of finest concertos of the nineteenth century by Bruch. A musical extravaganza for all the family.


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