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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 
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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.

 

Monday, 14 October 2013: LUNCHTIME LECTURE/RECITAL ON WAGNER

Monday, 14 October 2013, 13:00,

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

LUNCHTIME LECTURE/RECITAL ON WAGNER by Paul McNamara and Philip Mayers In association with the German department NUIG NUI Galway, Arts Millennium Building, Room AM109


Tuesday, 15 October 2013: Paul McNamara, tenor, Philip Mayers, piano

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

“Das Lied fürwahr, ist nicht von mir” (The song in truth is not mine...) - a song recital “In the shadow of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus”, featuring songs by Stanford, Liszt, Nietzsche, Humperdinck, Wolf, Duparc, Tchaikovsky and Grieg.

“...it took great story-telling from both McNamara and Mayers to hold the Hugh Lane audience as utterly rapt as they did.” The Irish Times

In association with the Wagner Society of Ireland

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013: David Cohen, cello, Claudio Trovajoli, piano

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821
Britten: Sonata in C, Op. 65
Ian Wilson The Little Spanish Prison (Irish première) commissioned by David Cohen
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style (arr. Cohen)

“Cohen sparkled in his characterisations, whether at speed or in slower, lyrical sweeps, the quickness of the hands sometimes outwitting us in the audience in this energetic performance”. Classical Sources.

Ian Wilson will be present to introduce his work. In association with the Contemporary Music Centre's Composer’s Voice Series - a talks series which stimulates conversation between composers, performers and audiences in a wide variety of settings. www.cmc.ie

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Thursday, 14 November 2013: Ah Ruem Ahn, piano

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Second Prize & Silver Medal Winner at the XVII Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition

Albéniz: Iberia Book 1.
Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110.
Jane O’Leary: Five Bagatelles (world première) commissioned by Music for Galway with funds from the Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon.
Schubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894.

Jane O’Leary will be present to introduce her work.

“The Korean pianist has uncommon poetic qualities and a great capacity to di"erentiate colors and nuances at the piano”. El Mundo

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013: Arcadia String Quartet

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Winners London International String Quartet Competition 2012

Haydn: String Quartet Op.76 No.5 in D major.
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”.
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6.

“Dark and stormy or light and lyrical, the fevered idiom of Mendelssohn’s Second Quartet suited the Arcadia Quartet, who got a lovely “dancing to keep from crying” energy in the third movement ...” London Evening Standard

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Sunday, 08 December 2013: Handel's Messiah

Sunday, 08 December 2013, 18:30, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

Irish Baroque Orchestra
Resurgam choir
John Butt conductor

Acclaimed guest director John Butt leads the Irish Baroque Orchestra in this year's production of Handel's Messiah, which tells the story of Christ's birth, death and resurrection. With terrific theatrical moments, excellent soloists and rousing choruses, this inspirational work is always a calendar highlight! Tickets: €25 • Concessions: €20

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Friday, 17 January 2014: Midwinter Festival: The birth of modern music. Opening and exhibition

Friday, 17 January 2014, 18:00, Town Hall Theatre

Festival Opening & launch of Festival Exhibition.
This is an exhibition exploring relations between modernism, music and contemporary art curated by students of GMIT’s BA Art and Design

Festival Sponsors: Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway

Cassiopeia Winds (Ireland)
Galway Ensemble in Residence ConTempo Quartet (Romania/Ireland)
Rolf Hind piano (UK)
Richard Uttley piano (UK)
Lenneke Ruiten soprano (The Netherlands)
Thom Janssen piano (The Netherlands)
Lore Lixenberg mezzo-soprano (UK)
Caitriona Frost percussion (Ireland)
Mark Jenkins double bass (UK/Ireland)


Friday, 17 January 2014: Midwinter Festival: The birth of modern music (1894)

Friday, 17 January 2014, 20:00, Town Hall Theatre

Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op. 120, No. 2.
Fauré: La Bonne Chanson
Strauss: Four Songs Op. 27
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (arr. Franz Hasenöhrl)
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Benno Sachs)

Tickets: €20 • Friends & concessions: €16 • Students: €6
Festival Ticket: €55 / €45
Booking: Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777 • order tickets on-line here 


Saturday, 18 January 2014: Midwinter Festival: The birth of modern music (1901-1912)

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 20:00, Town Hall Theatre

Mahler: Rückertlieder
Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire

Tickets: €20 • Friends & concessions: €16 • Students: €6
Festival Ticket: €55 / €45
Booking: Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777 • order tickets on-line here 


Sunday, 19 January 2014: Midwinter Festival: The birth of modern music (1912-1913)

Sunday, 19 January 2014, 15:30, Town Hall Theatre

Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute
Berg: Four Pieces, Op. 5
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Rachmaninov: Selected Songs from Op. 34
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (for piano duo)

Tickets: €20 • Friends & concessions: €16 • Students: €6
Festival Ticket: €55 / €45
Booking: Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777 • order tickets on-line here 


Saturday, 08 February 2014: Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore Opera Theatre Company

Saturday, 08 February 2014, 20:00, Town Hall Theatre

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

POSTPONED


Wednesday, 12 February 2014: My Brother Peter

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 20:00, Town Hall Theatre

Drama, enigma, controversy and scandal…. Join Bosco Hogan & The Irish Chamber Orchestra for a unique one man, yet fully orchestrated, performance on the life of Tchaikovsky, a composer who struggled to find acceptance and happiness but managed to write some of the world’s finest music ……

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Friday, 28 February 2014: JAG Trio with Tom Poster, piano

Friday, 28 February 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Jack Liebeck, violin (UK)
Alexander Zemtsov, viola (Russia/UK)
Guy Johnston, cello (UK)
Tom Poster, piano (UK)

EMILY ANDERSON ANNUAL MEMORIAL CONCERT

Bach: A selection of Preludes and Fugues for string trio (arr. Mozart)
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K. 493
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat for string trio, K. 563

Four of the UK’s top chamber musicians combine to perform a recital of Mozart’s finest chamber pieces including the sublime Divertimento for string trio.

Sponsored by NUI Galway

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014: Elizabeth Cooney, violin, Marc Coppey, cello, Finghin Collins, piano

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

Copland: Vitebsk
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky"

Our new Artistic Director teams up with two of his regular colleagues for a new piano trio collaboration with a distinctly eastward-looking programme. Expect fresh and vibrant performances!

Aula Maxima, NUIG - 7pm: Pre-concert talk by Prof. Ronald J. Hill on Shostakovich’s visit to Dublin in 1972

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Friday, 28 March 2014: John O’Conor, piano

Friday, 28 March 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Field: Three Nocturnes: No. 5 in B flat; No. 6 in F; No. 18 in E, Le Midi
Czerny: Variations on La Ricordanza
Beethoven: Sonata in C, Op. 53, Waldstein
Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958

A major force in Irish musical life for the past four decades, and one of our most active musical ambassadors, John O'Conor returns to Music for Galway with a programme focussing on the late Classical/early Romantic repertoire which he has made his speciality for so long.

FRIENDS’ CONCERT! Free admission to Music for Galway Friends.

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Friday, 04 April 2014: Contemporary Music summonsed to court

Friday, 04 April 2014, 20:00,

Music for Galway presents Galway Ensemble in Residence ConTempo Quartet and Crash Ensemble at Court Room No. 1 at the Galway Courthouse.

Simon Holt : A second box of brief candles (Crash Ensemble)
Max Savikangas: Maito (ConTempo Quartet)
Santa Ratniece: Alveoles (ConTempo Quartet)
Øyvind Torvund: Neon Forest Space (Crash Ensemble)
Sam Perkin: Prelude and Fugue for Violin and Marimba (Crash & Ensemble and ConTempo Quartet)

Join and hear contemporary music make its case!

After-concert panel discussion around the writing and performing of contemporary music

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014: Serafino Quartet

Wednesday, 07 May 2014, 20:00, Druid Theatre

We are delighted to present the Irish début by a new string quartet formed by four of Europe's hottest young talents.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 95, Serioso
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703
Bridge: Three Idylls
Grieg: String Quartet Op. 27

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