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ConCorda Concert

ConCorda advert 2.1The 2014 public performance will take place at Castalia Hall in Ballytobin on Friday 22nd at 7 pm. This performance will be a culmination of a week-long course under national and international tutors. The quartet-in-residence, The Acanthus Quartet from the Netherlands, will also be performing.

There will also be performances for friends and relations at Kilkenny College at 2pm on Saturday 23rd at the end of the course. Directions to Castalia Hall can be found here.

Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century Masterclass

The National Concert Hall Education, Community and Outreach programme is delighted to request applications from youth orchestras to participate in a one-off master class with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, conducted by the great Kenneth Montgomery, on Saturday 29th November 2014. Read more here

IAYO Annual General Meeting

irish_music_academy_limerickThis year’s AGM will be hosted by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and attendees will be guided through the new building and also have a chance to see the Irish Chamber Orchestra studio during the day. The AGM will be held on Sunday 5th October. Put the date in your diary.


Irish Youth Wind Ensemble


Come and hear 70 of the best of Ireland’s young woodwind, brass and percussion players in this large-scale symphonic wind ensemble. This year the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble play in two locations: 22nd August in the Good Shepherd Chapel, Waterford.

Tickets can be purchased from Garter Lane (051 855038), and on the 23rd August in the University Concert Hall in Limerick. Tickets can be purchased at uch.ie (061 331549). To find out more about the concert’s repertoire and the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, click here.







Esker Festival Orchestra

The Esker Festival will make their debut performance in Galway Cathedral on 28th August at 8.00pm. Tickets cost €5 and can be purchased on the door.

The program includes Beethoven’s epic 3rd Symphony “Eroica”, Sibelius’ mesmerisingly virtuosic Violin Concerto with rising star Aoife Ní Bhriain as soloist and the Irish premier of “Céilidh” by young Irish composer Breffni O’Byrne. The orchestra is directed by Galway born musician and conductor Peter Joyce.

You can find more information on Esker Festival by visiting their Facebook page here.




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