10.03.14 8pm, New York; $35 / $30
The Irish Baroque Orchestra, led by artistic director and Grammy nominee Monica Huggett (violin), with special guests Siobhan Armstrong (Irish harp) and Peter Whelan (bassoon) presents “Ireland’s Golden Age” – a unique and vivacious musical snapshot of 18th-century Dublin. As a thriving cultural centre at that time, Dublin attracted composers from all over Europe. The city also supported a traditional Irish music scene that flourished through the prodigious output of the legendary Irish harpers. Join us for a fascinating glimpse of Ireland’s history, in a critically acclaimed period performance described by the press as “brilliantly skillful”, and “marvellously crafted music”.