Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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Each year, the ICO presents concert seasons in both Limerick and Dublin, embarks on two national tours, and makes a number of prestigious international appearances. Their Artistic Committee works closely with Jorg Widmann (Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner) and Katherine Hunka (Leader), to devise exciting, diverse and innovative programmes, mixing standard repertoire with new work—often specially commissioned—from the best young Irish composers. This versatile approach enables the ICO to appeal to music fans of every stripe while upholding the highest artistic standards.
Their groundbreaking initiative, Sing Out with Strings (SOWS), offers primary school children in Limerick the chance to learn music. The runaway success of SOWS has inspired them to set up a youth orchestra, the ICOYO, which provides aspiring musicians aged twelve to eighteen years with the support they need to grow. The orchestra has made its home at the University of Limerick for over twenty years, and is deeply involved in the MA in Classical String Performance, supporting young talent through workshops and masterclasses.
The ICO is orchestra-in-residence at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaion.