Music for Galway and SAP bring RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra back to Galway
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
ALAN BURIBAYEV, conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
Thursday 9 October 2014, 8pm
Leisureland, Salthill, Galway
Tickets: €22.50 Concessions: €18 Students (full time) and school-going children: €10
From: Music for Galway 091 705962, Opus 2, High Street or online here.
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At the closing concert of Music for Galway’s very successful 33rd season in a packed-out Mick Lally Theatre, the artistic director Finghin Collins was thrilled to announce that thanks to the generous patronage of SAP Ireland, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will make its way back to Galway, with principal conductor Alan Buribayev and joined by star German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott on Thursday 9 October at Leisureland, Salthill.
Many will remember the last visit of the orchestra as part of the Music for Galway season back in March 2011 with Finghin Collins, as the RTÉ NSO’s Asssociate Artist, himself directing a programme of Mozart concertos from the piano. It is with the valued support of SAP Ireland that Music for Galway is now, after three and a half years, able to present this concert in October, which will be repeated at the National Concert Hall in Dublin the following night as part of the RTÉ NSO 2014-15 Season. Liam Ryan, managing director with SAP Ireland says that 'SAP is delighted to be associated with the return of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra to Galway'.
The orchestra will be joined by German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott for a performance of Dvorak’s beloved Cello Concerto, a work with which Daniel triumphed earlier this year with the Berlin Philharmonic. Daniel ranks amongst the foremost cellists of his generation and can be heard on the most prestigious concert stages. For years he has been delighting his audiences with energetic interpretations, perfectly combining technical brilliance with great intellectual and emotional acuity. In the words of the Sunday Times, his performances “have the winning freshness of rediscovery”.
‘We could not have wished for a more fitting programme as we bring back the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’, says a chuffed Finghin Collins, ‘our coming season will be focussing on the cello and we are thrilled that the RTÉ NSO has secured such a stellar artist. This performance will give us the opportunity to showcase this gorgeous instrument as the star with a symphony orchestra!’
The programme also includes music by Brahms and Richard Strauss. Keep an eye out on www.musicforgalway.ie or Facebook and Twitter for full details on the programme, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Music for Galway gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.
Meanwhile, for some great memories of our Midwinter Festival - The Birth of Modern Music - in January click here.
Music for Galway
St. Mary's College
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RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Packed out Mick Lally Theatre 7 May
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Finghin Collins, Elizabeth Cooney and Marc Coppey prepare for encore in front of an enthusiastic full house - 11 March 2014