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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: 8 Cello Extravaganza
Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 20:00, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
William Butt, cello
J-B BARRIERE Duo
Tickets: €20 / MfG Friends & Concessions: €16 / Students (full time): €6
Wednesday, 01 October 2014: Cello workshop
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 08:00, Saint Mary's College (Primary school)
[TIME PLACEHOLDER OF 09:00 - UPDATE ASAP] 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 09 October 2014: RTÉ NSO return to Galway!
Thursday, 09 October 2014, 20:00, Leisureland
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
"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
Tickets: €22.50 / MfG Friends & Concessions: €18 / Students (full time): €10
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'
Tuesday, 11 November 2014: Hunka / Johnston / Tinney Trio
Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
Katherine Hunka, violin
César Franck: Sonata for violin and piano in A major
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
In association with Music Network
“Intelligent and soulful… a mesmerizing performance” – The Herald
Sunday, 07 December 2014: Irish Baroque Orchestra and Resurgam
Sunday, 07 December 2014, 18:30, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church
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
Thursday, 05 February 2015: On The Road – The Cello goes Electronic
Thursday, 05 February 2015, 20:00, The Mick Lally Theatre (formerly known as 'The Druid Theatre')
Matthew Barley, cello
Mick Lally Theatre
Improvisation on Gregorian Chant. Syrian Chant, and Syrian Folk themes
Maroon Lounge – MfG Board Member and DJ Cyril Briscoe will set the mood by spinning music from Bach to Ligeti before and after the performance.
“I wish more people would think about music the way Matthew Barley does” - The Times (London)
The Galway Music Residency is taking Matthew Barley to the GTI/GMIT [CHECK] For a workshop in music technology – Friday 6 February.
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
"... 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
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
" 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
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
“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.
Friday, 03 April 2015: JUXTA CRUCEM
Friday, 03 April 2015, 17:00, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church
Music for Good Friday, including Palestrina's famous double-choir Stabat Mater setting, and excerpts from Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories.
Sponsored by Tom Grealy
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
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