In what will be the third concert in this season’s programme from North Cork Classical Music, the Cologne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (Chamber Philharmonia Cologne) will make a welcome return to The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth on Sunday, August 14th with a 7.30pm start (note time).

Another stunning performance is promised from the German 8-piece ensemble and what is especially exciting is the knowledge that violinist Sergey Didorenko and cellist Christoph Jahn are once again back as soloists, along with flautist Mirta Gonzales.

The ensemble will treat us to Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Minor for cello, strings and bass RV405 as well as his Concerto for flute, strings and bass ‘La Notte’.

This will be followed by Mozart’s Divertimento for strings in F Major KV138 (Salzburg Symphony) and Paganini’s Carnival of Venice for violin and orchestra op10 should be a real treat.

Borne’s Carmen Fantasy for flute and orchestra will complete the programme.

“Classical music the world over” – this is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne.

Members of the Cologne ensemble say it is irrelevant for their musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, back home in Cologne Cathedral or in the far-off Sydney Opera House. Their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.

“The objective is simple – we want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music,” they say.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world look forward to a musical encounter with their exceptionally talented musicians.

Not to be missed, this concert comes with the kind support of Cork County Council’s Arts Office.

Tickets are just €15 and are now on sale from The Avondhu office, Fermoy (025-32227), Cotter’s Bar, Kilworth (025-27109), Hyland’s Bookshop, Mitchelstown (025-24528) or you can call Jane on 022-26257 or Maureen on 087-6492514.