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Songs of Travel: The Journey Begins

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8:00 pm


Mary Robinson, speaker

National Symphony Orchestra
Gavin Maloney, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello
Jakob Koranyi, cello
Finghin Collins, piano


DJURO ZIVKOVIC Cello and piano concerto
MARY ROBINSON  Keynote address on Climate Justice
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello concerto No. 2
MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage 


Join the National Symphony Orchestra and a star-studded cast for the opening concert of Cellissimo 2024 in Leisureland, a concert which also sits at the heart of the Songs of Travel strand. The outstanding German cellist Alban Gerhardt will interpret Shostakovich’s momentous Second Cello Concerto and we will also hear the world premiere of a brand-new concerto by Djuro Zivkovic for cello, piano and orchestra, performed by Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi and our very own artistic director Finghin Collins. Former President of Ireland and Chair of the Elders Mary Robinson will give an address on climate justice while conductor Gavin Maloney will wrap up proceedings with Mendelssohn’s “Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage”.

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Please note that there is a paid parking system in the car park in Leisureland.
Cash and card payments can be made at the ticket machine in the foyer before exiting the building.
To avoid queuing at the ticket machine, card payments can me made at the barrier before exiting the carpark.

Alternatively, cars can be parked in the Salthill car park and on the road side.