2018 Orchestra

16th July – 21st July 2018

Royal Irish Academy of Music

The second edition of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra will take place in Dublin in July followed by a public concert. The orchestra is aimed at advanced instrumental students between the ages of 18 and 24 with an interest in historically informed performance practice. (Exceptional players outside of the age range will be considered.)

It is intended for all participants to perform on period instruments provided by the IBO, IAYO and other partners. At a minimum, string players will be provided with gut strings and the use of period bows. Players of other instruments will be facilitated with the loan of a period instrument in advance of the course.

In 2018, the orchestra will consist of between 13 and 16 players of stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass/violone, lute, therobo), continuo (harpsichord), and baroque oboe,  with the potential addition of flutes as solo and ensemble instruments.


Possible repertoire to be confirmed.

The final course dates are subject to the confirmation of concert dates and venues.

Sample Timetable

The timetable below is based on a six-day rehearsal and performance schedule.

Monday 16th July
10:30 -1:30 Dance Workshop
2:30-5.30 Rehearsal
Tuesday 17th July
10:30 -1:30 Rehearsal
2:30-5.30 Rehearsal
Wednesday 18th July
10:30 -1:30 Rehearsal
2:30-5.30 Chamber Music coaching / Masterclass / group lessons on instruments / more dance
Thursday 19th July
10:30-1:30 Rehearsal
2:30-5:30 Rehearsal
Friday 20th July
9:30-11am Bus to concert venue
11-2pm Dress Rehearsal
3pm  Concert
Saturday 21st July
11-2pm Dress Rehearsal
 3pm  Concert (TBC)