The first series in the Orchestra of St. Cecilia’s huge project to perform all 108 symphonies by the great Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn got off to an excellent start in January/March 2011.
The venue is the beautiful Newman University Church, St. Stephens Green, Dublin, with its distinctive architecture and exceptional decoration.
In his review of the first concert (Irish Times, 1st February 2011) music critic Michael Dervan applauded the warmth of the church’s accoustics and wrote:“Proinnsias O’Duinn’s balancing in the earlier works showed a real delight in interplay between first and second violins, which he split across the platform (firsts to his left, seconds on his right), and a consistent willingness to let the most important orchestral voice stand out naturally”.
The third series, in the Newman University Church, begins on Sunday 14th April 2013 and continues each Sunday afternoon until 26th May. All concerts are at 3.30 pm.
See Haydn symphonies for full details.