Esker Festival Orchestra Online Premiere from Cork City Hall

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Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Event Summary

The Esker Festival Orchestra will reunite for special free, online performance from Cork City Hall, curated and conducted by Director Peter Joyce and will be premiered online on Sunday, 6 September at 6pm on Facebook &

The reduced ensemble (adhering to all Covid-19 regulations) will rehearse, perform and record a beautiful programme of music including Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton Webern and, Bach’s Cantata 'Ich habe genug' BWV 82. During the Bach Cantata, there will be two newly composed interludes by Christopher Moriarty and Peter Joyce. The ensemble will be made up of previous soloists, tutors and members and will feature Carolyn Holst as soloist.

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In the lead-up to the event on Thursday, 27 August at 6.30pm, there will be a live Question & Answers session on the Esker Festival Orchestra Facebook page with Peter Joyce and the members of the ensemble. The session will focus on the transition from student to professional musician and feature information about the pieces and the rehearsal process. You can submit any questions you would like to ask either by private message on social media or email them to

Price: Free

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