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The Cork Proms

Cork Opera House and PwC in association with Cork Midsummer Festival

The Cork Proms




Cork Opera House

  • Regular Price €32

90 minutes

Additional Info

Full wheelchair access and bathroom on site, Full access for visually impaired, guide dogs welcome, Hearing loop system available. (Works best for those sitting in the middle of the lower ground area).

This summer, Cork Opera House and PwC present the inaugural The Cork Proms as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2019. The Cork Proms will comprise of three successive concerts featuring the celebrated Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra and a host of special local, national and international guests. The Cork Proms is a celebration of music, of Summer, and of Cork. Curated by Director Wayne Jordan (The Wizard of Oz, ProdiJIG: The Revolution) and renowned conductor, John O Brien and produced by Cork Opera House, The Cork Proms are a celebration of music in Cork, for the people of Cork.

MIDSUMMER, on Friday 21 June, will be an evening of orchestral magnificence, conducted by John O Brien. The orchestra will perform music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Vivaldi, drawing from the theme of Midsummer and will explore how nature inspired these composers to write some of the most beautiful orchestral works.

BROADWAY on Saturday 22 June will take us on a journey of America's best loved musicals. Guests vocalists, many of whom have performed on the Opera House stage as part of our summer shows will join the orchestra to perform hits from the masters of Musicals including Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more. Cork Opera House will welcome multi award winning composer and conductor Cathal Synnott (Riverdance, Threepenny Opera) to conduct.

DIVA will feature a homage to the worlds of pop, rock and soul music with performances by Cork singing royalty Majella Cullagh, Kim Sheehan, Laoise Leahy, Karen Underwood and Camilla Griehsel. Audiences can expect a night of musical fireworks, as the series closes with an electrifying take on classics from David Bowie, Queen and many more.