Esker Festival Orchestra 2024 | Applications Open

The 2024 edition of the Esker Festival Orchestra will take place between August 12th-18th. This year Esker Festival Orchestra are accepting new applications for all positions in the orchestra.

The deadline for player applications is Monday, 1 April 2024.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the orchestra you can apply by filling out this online form.

All rehearsals and concerts will take place within one week and all players must be available for all of the dates. The number of required musicians will not exceed those called for in this seasons principal works.

The Esker Festival Orchestra has launched a new call for composition proposals for 2024. The aim of the call is to choose a composer who will then be commissioned to compose a short piece for large orchestra which will be performed in August as part of the programme alongside the legendary suite The Planets by Gustav Holst, including performances in Galway Cathedral and in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

For more information about the call for composition proposals, please visit the Composers page.

About Esker Festival Orchestra:

The Esker Festival Orchestra was set up in 2014 to provide a high quality, beneficial and meaningful musical opportunity for young emerging musicians from all across Ireland and for the first time to have an orchestra of this quality and scope based in Galway. The orchestra now welcomes musicians from all over the world to meet each summer to rehearse in Galway before performing several concerts throughout Ireland.

The Esker Festival Orchestral is supported by the IAYO and The Arts Council.