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Irish Baroque Orchestra


Irish Baroque Orchestra is one of Ireland’s most dynamic and versatile ensembles. IBO draws on the artistry and vibrancy of each member to perform music from the 17th and 18th centuries to the highest standards. Our annual Concert Season embraces a wide variety of genres to bring the sublime beauty of baroque music into a contemporary context.

Irish Baroque Orchestra has received great critical acclaim for its tours and recordings. In 2010, Flights of Fantasy was heralded as one of The New Yorker's Classical Discs of the Year. In 2016, BBC Music Magazine reviewed Concerti Bizarri as ‘…virtuosic razzle-dazzle…deliciously alert, spirited, and free from affectation, its clarity is beautifully matched by the recording..’

In 2018, acclaimed Irish director and harpsichordist, Peter Whelan, begins his tenure as Artistic Director of Irish Baroque Orchestra. Peter’s research into the Golden Age of 18th century Irish music, and musicians, will be a key strand of IBO’s artistic mission in the coming years. Later this year, Irish Baroque Orchestra will record a disc of music by Matthew Dubourg for release on the Linn Records in Spring 2019.

Irish Baroque Orchestra is proudly funded annually by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and is a resident company of the National Concert Hall Dublin.

Patron: President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins

For more information visit irishbaroqueorchestra.com.