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Gala Concert

Town Hall Theatre Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway

Presented by Liz Nolan    NORIKO OGAWA piano LENNEKE RUITEN soprano FINGHIN COLLINS piano CONTEMPO QUARTET Bogdan Sofei, violin | Ingrid Nicola, violin | Andreea Banciu, viola | Adrian Mantu, cello VANBRUGH QUARTET Keith Pascoe, violin | Liz Charleston, violin | Simon Aspell, viola | Christopher Marwood cello CONCORDE Paul Roe, bass clarinet | Madeleine…

Film, Architecture and Music

Town Hall Theatre Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway

MUSICI IRELAND RORY BOYLE conductor "One may make mistakes, but not build any." - Goethe This special event is based on a unique combination of art forms: cinema, music and architecture: the screening of Murray Grigor’s documentaries Mackintosh and Space and Light will take place with the live performance of the original musical scores by…

Emily Anderson Concert

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway, Galway

CHRISTIAN BLACKSHAW piano MOZART Fantasie in D minor, K.397   Rondo in D major, K. 485   Adagio in B minor, K.540   Sonata in F major, K.332   Sonata in C major, K.545   Sonata in C minor, K.457   A deeply passionate and sensitive pianist, Christian Blackshaw is celebrated for the incomparable musicianship…

€6.00 – €20.00

Children’s Corner

The Hardiman Hotel 14/15 Eyre Square, Galway

  10.30am Schools concert online | 7.30pm Public concert live   CAHAL MASTERSON piano MOZART Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332 - first movement SCHUMANN Selections from Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15 DEBUSSY Children’s Corner, L. 113 MESSIAEN Préludes Pour Piano (evening performance only)   Following an extensive outreach programme with Galway…

€6.00 – €20.00

Navarra String Quartet

St. Joseph's Church, Presentation Rd

BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE violin | LAIA VALENTIN BRAUN violin | SASCHA BOTA viola | BRIAN O’KANE cello HENRIËTTE BOSMANS Quartet BARTÓK Quartet No. 3 DVORÁK Quartet Op.106   Presented as part of a tour in association with the National String Quartet Foundation, the Navarra Quartet is firmly established as one of the UK’s most sought-after…

€6.00 – €20.00

Irish Chamber Orchestra

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church St. Nicholas Collegiate Church,, Galway

Irish Chamber Orchestra Jörg Widmann conductor   MOZART   Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543 MOZART   Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 MOZART   Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter"   The relationship between the Irish Chamber Orchestra and its principal conductor Jörg Widmann is a very special one. United…

€10.00 – €25.00

Midwinter Festival: STANFORD

For its 2022 Midwinter Festival, Music for Galway shines a light on a largely unsung hero of music history, the Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. While many music-lovers might have a passing acquaintance with some of his choral music, the scope and breadth of his extensive musical output is worthy of far greater recognition.…

€10.00 – €25.00

RTÉ Concert Orchestra celebrates John William’s 90th birthday!

Leisureland Salthill, Galway, Galway

Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Music for Galway The RTÉ Concert Orchestra salutes living legend John Williams with a 90th birthday celebration! A thrilling evening of classic themes from Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Superman and more, played with passion and flair by the RTÉ CO under Conductor Stephen Bell. Tickets: This concert is now sold out…

€15.00 – €30.00

Mishka Rushdie Momen

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway, Galway

Byrd - Fantasia in A minor Prokofiev - Visions fugitives Op. 20 Schumann - Impromptus on a Theme by Clara Wieck Op. 5 Janacek - In the Mists Missy Mazzoli - Heartbreaker (Irish premiere) Schubert - Fantasie D. 760 “Wanderer Fantasy”   Mishka Rushdie Momen was The Times Arts critics’ chosen nominee in the field…

€6.00 – €20.00

Lunchtime Concert: Julie Comparini & Yonit Kosovske

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway, Galway

MUSIC FOR GALWAY RUNS SAP LUNCHTIME SERIES In association with Arts in Action, NUI Galway   Julie Comparini, mezzo-soprano | Yonit Kosovske, piano Hermit Songs (1953) by Samuel Barber Watershed (2020) by Ailís Ní Ríain   Watershed is a new song cycle for voice and piano inspired by the natural bodies of water and land…

Sitkovetsky Trio

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway, Galway

ALEXANDER SITKOVETSKY violin | WU QIAN piano | ISANG ENDERS cello BEETHOVEN   Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 2 SAM PERKIN   Freak Show RAVEL              Trio   The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today, with sensational performances in the foremost concert halls around…

€6.00 – €20.00

Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the 150th birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway, Galway

MUSIC FOR GALWAY RUNS SAP LUNCHTIME SERIES In association with Arts in Action, NUI Galway   Christopher Bowen tenor | Finghin Collins piano | ConTempo Quartet INA BOYLE “Lament for Bion” (world premiere) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS “On Wenlock Edge” This very special lunchtime concert features six musicians in an outstanding programme which includes two major 20th…

TOTEMIC – VIOLA & PERCUSSION

An Taibhdhearc 19 An tSráid Láir, Gaillimh

NATHAN SHERMAN viola | ALEX PETCU percussion   KATE MOORE Crucible (world premiere) IAN WILSON Totemic BENEDICT SCHLEPPER-CONNOLLY One Thing I Know LUCIANO BERIO Naturale   This programme, based around Luciano Berio’s Naturale, is a world of hypnotic sounds, street vendor songs, yearning melodies, and joyous dances.  Berio’s work uses Sicilian folk music as its…

€6.00 – €20.00

Music for Good Friday

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church St. Nicholas Collegiate Church,, Galway

RESURGAM vocal ensemble | MARK DULEY director BUXTEHUDE Membra Jesu Nostri   Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri is one of the most dramatic yet intimate Holy Week works from the baroque period. Resurgam’s performance will feature an ensemble of five singers and four players together with a five part viol consort. It will allow our Galway…

€10.00 – €25.00

Launch of I Claim Sanctuary

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church St. Nicholas Collegiate Church,, Galway

PHILIP FOGARTY Weaving sounds from past, present and future, and featuring material from the opera Paper Boat, a cast of Galway voices and original music, this twelve-part sound installation takes the themes of a momentous operatic production to new places, marking a defining moment in the seven-hundred-year history of Saint Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.   The…

CELLISSIMO Concerto Gala

Leisureland Salthill, Galway, Galway

Music for Galway and Galway 2020 present this concert in association with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra   RTÉ Concert Orchestra | David Brophy conductor | Naomi Berrill cello | Adrian Mantu cello | Jakob Koranyi cello | Laura van der Heijden cello   Bill Whelan Fragments Gerald Barry Cello Concerto (world premiere) Julia Wolfe Wind…

€10.00 – €25.00

Abendmusik: Over the Alps

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church St. Nicholas Collegiate Church,, Galway

Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present this concert In association with the Galway Early Music Festival Resurgam | English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble | Mark Duley director JOHANN ROSENMÜLLER Vespers SEAN DOHERTY Hail! Gladdening Light (world premiere)   In his lifetime, Rosenmüller was considered one of Europe’s greatest and most well-travelled musicians, and a…

€10.00 – €25.00