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’re as likely to find the orchestra at the Electric Picnic as Mozartfest, but wherever the group performs, the ICO delivers world-class concerts feted for its energy and style.
"The enthusiasm with which musicians attack their craft can be infectious. The Irish Chamber Orchestra, a small group based around 18 string players, made a strong case for all the music they played in a vivacious concert Wednesday night at the Library of Congress."
“The performance was riveting from start to finish.”
"Overall, as rendered by the ICO under Widmann’s precise baton, the music sounded fresh and full of energy."