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Tickets:

Tickets on sale in person at Opus 2, 4 High Street, Galway by phone from Music for Galway – tel: 091-705962 or from this page or on-line on www.tht.ie

Concessions apply to students, senior citizens (over 65) and the unwaged (Evidence will be requested at point of purchase); 10% discount for bookings for 10 or more people; Student tickets (full time) subject to availability at door on night of performance. 1 ticket per person (Identification required); Family tickets available at door.

Latecomers will only be admitted during a break in the programme.

Music for Galway reserves the right to alter any advertised programme if necessary.

 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014: Eight Cello Extravaganza

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 20:00, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe

William Butt, cello
Annette Cleary, cello
Christopher Ellis, cello
Sarah Joyce, cello
Adrian Mantu, cello
Aoife NicAthlaoich, cello
Adele O’Dwyer, cello/arranger
Gerald Peregrine, cello

J-B BARRIERE Duo  
POPPER Requiem, arranged for cello sextet
SCHUBERT Marche Militaire, arranged for cello quartet
POPPER Suite for Two Cellos, Op. 16
ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
PIAZZOLLA Tangos
JANE O’LEARY Distant Voices
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No 5

Sponsored by MJ Conroy

Tickets: €20 / MfG Friends & Concessions: €16 / Students (full time): €6 Book here.


Wednesday, 01 October 2014: Cello workshop

Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 00:00, Saint Mary's College (Primary school)

Connected to this concert The Galway Music Residency invites all young adult and adult cellists to take part in The Galway Music Residency Cello Workshops, Wednesday 1 October 2014 which will take place at St. Mary’s College, Galway.  These workshops will give you the opportunity to learn from one of three of Ireland’s finest musicians and teachers: Adrian Mantu, William Butt and Adele O’Dwyer. €20 Booking: 091 58670 or info@thegalwaymusicresidency.ie


Thursday, 09 October 2014: RTÉ NSO return to Galway!

Thursday, 09 October 2014, 20:00, Leisureland

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Alan Buribayev, principal conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn Op. 56a
R. STRAUSS Don Juan Op. 20

"There was magic in the interplay between soloist and individual orchestra voices, and in Mr. Müller-Schott’s hushed, almost lifeless penultimate note that grew into the soaring, jubilant conclusion.”- The New York Times

Sponsored by SAP

Tickets: €22.50 / MfG Friends & Concessions: €18 / Students (full time): €10

Book here.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014: Kilkenny Camerata with soprano Anja Lipfert

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Cantatas, Instrumental Works & Arias by Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata 82a 'Ich habe genug'
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor (BWV 1067)
Aria 'Wie lieblich klingt es in den Ohren' from Cantata 133 'Ich freue mich in dir'
Aria 'Auch mit gedämpften' from Cantata 36 'Schwingt freudig euch empor'
Cantata 209 'Non sa che sia dolore'

Arts Council Touring Grant

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


Tuesday, 11 November 2014: Hunka / Johnston / Tinney Trio

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Katherine Hunka, violin
Guy Johnston, cello
Hugh Tinney, piano

CÉSAR FRANCK  Sonata for violin and piano in A major
GLIÈRE Duos for violin and cello, Op. 39
SCHUBERT  Piano Trio No 2 in E flat, D.929

Sponsored by Play Time!

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here

Presented in association with Classical Links. In Association with Playtime!


Wednesday, 26 November 2014: My Cello, My Voice

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

Performing an intriguing programme of music with which he has a deep affinity, the charismatic young German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich will interweave his playing with anecdotes and stories of personal connections to the pieces.

BACH Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
HINDEMITH Solo Sonata, Op. 25, No. 3

PIATTI 12 Caprices, Op. 25 (Nos. 7 and 11)
TAVENER Threnos

LOMBARDI Essay 3

In association with Music Network

“Intelligent and soulful… a mesmerizing performance” – The Herald

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


Sunday, 07 December 2014: Irish Baroque Orchestra and Resurgam

Sunday, 07 December 2014, 18:30, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

HANDEL’S Messiah

The IBO's annual production of Handel's masterpiece is a memorable and glorious affair. Guest Director Eamonn Dougan leads outstanding soloists Sinead O'Kelly (soprano), Anne-Marie Gibbons (mezzo-soprano), Eamonn Mulhall (tenor), Owen Gilhooly (bass) and the wonderful Resurgam choir. The IBO's authentic performance tells the universal story of triumph over trial, where life's sorrows and despairs are met by overriding hope and unbridled joy. A must in many a Galwegian’s Christmas diary.

Tickets: €25/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €20 Book here


Friday, 16 January 2015: Midwinter Festival: Soundtracks for Superpowers – Haydn:Shostakovich

Friday, 16 January 2015, 20:00, Town Hall Theatre

Carducci Quartet
Finghin Collins, piano
Helen Kearns, soprano 
Galway Ensemble in Residence: ConTempo Quartet (performing on Sunday only)*

Come to Galway in January to hear chamber music by Haydn and Shostakovich, two composers who towered over their respective centuries.

Main Festival Sponsor: Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ NUI Galway

Opening concert Friday:

HAYDN Quartet in E flat major, Op. 33 no. 2 “Joke” 
SHOSTAKOVICH 7 Romances for soprano and piano trio (texts by Alexander Blok)
HAYDN Songs
SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 12 in D flat, Op. 133

Tickets: €20. MfG Friends and Concessions: €16. Students (full time): €6. Festival Ticket: €55/€45 Book here


Saturday, 17 January 2015: Midwinter Festival: Soundtracks for Superpowers – Lecture by Dr. Wolfgang Marx

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 11:00, Town Hall Theatre

Lecture by Dr. Wolfgang Marx of the School of Music, University College Dublin.


Saturday, 17 January 2015: Midwinter Festival: Soundtracks for Superpowers – Open rehearsals

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 14:00, Town Hall Theatre

Open rehearsals – Drop in and listen to the artists at work.


Saturday, 17 January 2015: Midwinter Festival: Soundtracks for Superpowers –

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 20:00, Town Hall Theatre

HAYDN Piano Sonata in E flat Hob XVI:49
HAYDN Arianna a Naxos
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Tickets: €20. MfG Friends and Concessions: €16. Students (full time): €6. Festival Ticket: €55/€45 Book here


Sunday, 18 January 2015: Midwinter Festival: Soundtracks for Superpowers – Haydn Quartet

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 15:00, Town Hall Theatre

HAYDN Quartet
SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
HAYDN Berenice che fai?
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 1 in C major, Op. 8 *
SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 *

Tickets: €20. MfG Friends and Concessions: €16. Students (full time): €6. Festival Ticket: €55/€45 Book here


Thursday, 05 February 2015: On The Road – The Cello goes Electronic

Thursday, 05 February 2015, 19:30, The Mick Lally Theatre (formerly known as 'The Druid Theatre')

Matthew Barley, cello
Cyril Brisco, DJ

Mick Lally Theatre

Improvisation on Gregorian Chant. Syrian Chant, and Syrian Folk themes
GABRIELI Ricercar no. 6 in G (1689)
BACH Suite no. 3 in C BWV 1008
KODALY Solo cello sonata, 1st movt
BRITTEN Suite No. 3 for solo cello opus 87
JOHN METCALFE Constant Filter for cello and electronics (2006)
DJ BEE / BARLEY Vanishing Tracks for cello and electronics

Maroon Lounge – MFG Board Member and DJ Cyril Briscoe will set the mood by spinning music from Bach to Ligeti from 7.30pm and concert starts at 8pm.

“I wish more people would think about music the way Matthew Barley does” - The Times (London)

The Galway Music Residency is presenting a workshop on Music Technology / Art and Music with Matthew Barley at THE CUBE NUI Galway on Friday 6 February 2.00pm. €5 booking. Call 091 586706.

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €10 Book here


Friday, 20 February 2015: Emily Anderson Memorial Concert –Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Friday, 20 February 2015, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

François- Frédéric Guy, piano

BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 31 no. 1 in G major
BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 31 no. 2 in D minor “Tempest”
BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 31 no. 3 in E flat major “Hunt”

"... his innate direction of unity and contrast involves us in the mystery of the works of Beethoven - Guy is the music and above the music." – Le Monde

Sponsored by NUI Galway

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


Monday, 09 March 2015: ConTempo Quartet and Raphaël Merlin, cello

Monday, 09 March 2015, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

BOCCHERINI Cello Quintet in C major, Op. 28 no. 4
MOZART String Quartet K575
SCHUBERT Cello Quintet in C major, D 956

" In the ConTempo's typical fashion, risks were taken, and unusual rewards achieved... the sense of something exceptional at work in the music was unmissable in this performance." – The Irish Times

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


Tuesday, 24 March 2015: István Várdai, cello and Finghin Collins, piano

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 20:00,

HP Building, Ballybrit Business Park

BEETHOVEN Sonata in A major Op. 69
BRAHMS Sonata in E minor Op. 38
DE FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas
SHOSTAKOVICH Sonata Op. 40

“Várdai's playing was commendable for its fluidity and virtuosity, distinguished by both a fleet-fingered lightness and a rich timbre” - New York Times

"His[Finghin Collins’] touch is nuanced, his vision clear and inspired. A virtuosity that is prodigious, contagious..." - La Liberté, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Sponsored by HP Galway Ltd

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


Friday, 03 April 2015: JUXTA CRUCEM

Friday, 03 April 2015, 17:00, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

Collegium
Mark Duley conductor

Music for Good Friday, including Palestrina's famous double-choir Stabat Mater setting, and excerpts from Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories.

Sponsored by Tom Grealy

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


Sunday, 10 May 2015: Cello in Conversation

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 17:00,

Brigit’s Garden, Oughterard

Kate Ellis, cello

While away a Sunday afternoon at Brigit’s Garden with one of Ireland’s most versatile cellists, Kate Ellis who performs solo cello pieces in different parts of the garden (weather permitting).

We will also hear the world première of Not I by Barry Guy, commissioned by Music for Galway with funds from the Arts Council Commission Award. Artistic Director Finghin Collins will join her in a conversation on life as a cellist. Refreshments will be served.

“Your unbelievable young cellist who blew everyone's socks off with her amazing performance of Cello Counterpoint...has my unbounded admiration. She just radiates star quality.”  Steve Reich

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


Saturday, 16 May 2015: The Cello Goes Baroque

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 13:00, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

As part of the Galway Early Music Festival, May 14th - 17th

Aoife NicAtholaoich, baroque cello
Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord

Programme includes works by Geminiani, Vivaldi and Triemer.

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here


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