A Busy Spring Ahead for the UCD Symphony Orchestra

Spring is proving to be a busy time for many of our members including the UCD Symphony Orchestra who have a number of great events coming up in France and Dublin

From Saturday, 9 March to Sunday, 10 March, the UCD Symphony Orchestra will travel to Strasburg, France where they will perform with L’Orchestre Universitaire de Strasbourg for a series of concerts. L’Orchestre Universitaire de Strasbourg will perform under the direction of Corinna Niemeyer and UCD Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr Ciarán Crilly, Head of the UCD School of Music and the orchestra’s Artistic Director

Following this, on Wednesday, 27 March at 8pm, the UCD Symphony Orchestra will hold the first in a series of public presentations on masterworks from the classical music canon entitled “Closer Reading”. This will feature a complete performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 by the UCD Symphony Orchestra and Ad Astra Music Scholar Dylan Browne, following commentary by Dr Ciarán Crilly. Admission is free and all are welcome

To finish up a very busy period, the orchestra will join forces with the UCD Philharmonic Choir to perform “A Russian Festival” in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday, 3 April. The 200–plus student musicians shall deliver an unforgettable evening of high-octane favourites from the opera, ballet and concert hall stages. Tickets are available from nch.ie.