Re: Re: university of limerick
Irish Chamber Orchestra to move to â‚¬3m campus studio
By Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner
THE Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) based at the University of Limerick is preparing to move into a new â‚¬3.4 million studio building, on campus, later this month.
Since the orchestraâ€™s relocation to Limerick in 1995, it has been orchestra-in-residence at the university.
A spokesperson said: â€œOver this time it became clear that a dedicated building with rehearsal /recording studio and office space for the orchestraâ€™s administration would offer the ICO freedom and flexibility to develop not only its artistic policy but its education and
A partnership with UL has now allowed the orchestra realise its dream.
With financial support from the Department of Arts, UL, Limerick City and County Councils and other private donations the ICO work commenced last year on its new home.
The spokesperson said: â€œThe new studio provides rehearsal and recording facilities for the orchestra and allows it to expand its education remit, enabling schoolchildren and other members of the outreach community to come and work with the orchestra on an ongoing basis.
â€œIt is a unique resource for orchestra, campus and the wider community.â€
At the hub is a double-height 300-square-metre rehearsal studio with soloist and conductor rehearsal rooms, instrument store room, musiciansâ€™ common room and, upstairs, spacious office accommodation for the ICOâ€™s administrative team.