The ICO recently built a dedicated home on the grounds of the University of

The ico recently built a dedicated home on the

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The ICO recently built a dedicated home on the grounds of the University of Limerick. This project cost  3 million and was funded 50% by the Department of Tourism,  Culture and Sport. The balance was made up of donations from the University of  Limerick, Limerick City and County Councils and private donations. This building has  been finished to a high specification. It includes a principal rehearsal venue, which  can be used as a recording facility, smaller rehearsal studios and office  accommodation. It is equipped with a Steinway Model D piano (full size), two upright  pianos, a harpsichord and timpani as well as versatile staging, specialist chairs,  music stands and acoustic baffles. The advantages to the orchestra of having this  facility include increasing the tangibility of the orchestra’s presence, strengthening  the relationship with the University of Limerick and Limerick City, greatly improved  physical infrastructure, efficiencies in management and rehearsal processes and a  home for education and outreach events, as well as the potential of an income  stream from hiring out the facility. The ICO performs in the University Concert Hall, Limerick and in the City Hall or the  Curtis Auditorium in Cork (in partnership with Cork Orchestral Society). In recent  years, the orchestra has had an unsatisfactory relationship with the National Concert  Hall in Dublin, and it has not established a strong audience base in this venue. The  ICO finds it difficult to secure suitable dates in the NCH, and it is frustrated that it  cannot access the records of patrons who book for ICO events in this venue. From  mid 2009 the orchestra moved its Dublin concerts to the renovated concert hall in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). This appears to have been a positive development for  the orchestra, but it will take some time to fully assess the effects of this move. The Irish Chamber Orchestra has operated a range of education and outreach  projects led at different periods by fulltime and contract staff. The focus since 2009  has been on a number of key initiatives: Collaboration with Limerick Regeneration to provide musical opportunities for  students of disadvantaged schools.  Sing Out Galvone  is a singing project for  4 th  to 6 th  class students. This culminates with performances of songs  composed by the students with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. The project is  being expanded to a number of other schools in the regeneration area. In  Southill, the orchestra operates  Sing Out with Strings  – a programme of  instrumental tuition targeting school pupils in the area. In time this will lead to  a youth orchestra for Southill.  37
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