Tchaikovsky for the Linenhall this February

The Irish Chamber Orchestra embarks on a nationwide tour visiting 8 venues including the Linenhall Arts Centre.

For the first time, the ICO joins forces with award-winning theatre director Patrick Mason to present an original piece of music theatre, based on the life and work of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This fascinating piece of music theatre captures the achievement and the tragedy of a man who created some of the greatest and most instantly recognisable music ever written.

Bosco Hogan is Modest Tchaikovsky, the composer’s brother and first biographer, a man on a mission. The gossip surrounding his brother’s marriage, sexuality and sudden death, is out of control. Moreover, Modest’s integrity as a reliable witness has been questioned by subsequent biographers and historians. He is here to scotch the rumours, and settle the truth – but certain truths are hard to tell. He invokes his brother’s music to prove his narrative. But music tells many stories, and none. Hogan is a consummate skill and wide versatility have made him one of the most sought after and respected actors in Irish theatre and television. Have a listen to a recent podcast about the production.

Tchaikovsky’s best-loved music creates an illusion that it arrived in this world absolutely effortlessly and the ICO under Katherine Hunka deliver it seamlessly.

Booking details at this link

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