Minimalism & Melody

Music for Galway presents: Minimalism & Melody . Irish Chamber Orchestra. Katherine Hunka Director/Violin. Pupils of Coláiste Einde, Dominican College, Presentation and Salerno Secondary Schools in Galway. Wednesday 17 October . Ballroom at Seapoint, Salthill, Galway, 8pm. Philip Glass Symphony No. 3. Schubert Rondo in A for Violin and Strings D. 438. Linda Buckley Fall Approaches. Dvořák Serenade Op. 22. Tickets: €20 / members and conc. €16 / students (full time): €6. Booking: 091 705962 . In person: Opus 2, High Street Galway. Online:

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is Ireland’s world-class orchestra, renowned for its energy, unique sound and outstanding musicianship. Working with Artistic Partners Jörg Widmann and Gabor Tákacs Nagy, the Irish Chamber Orchestra has consolidated its position as a force to be reckoned with on the international music scene.   ICO Leader, Katherine Hunka has been captivating audiences big and small throughout Ireland since 2002. 

On October 17ththe orchestra visits Galway as part of a national tour with the programme Minimalism and Melody, directed by Katherine Hunka.  For the Galway concert students of four secondary schools: Coláiste Einde, Dominican College, Presentation and Salerno will join the orchestra to perform The Music in Me, a song that was written by students at Coláiste na Trócaire in Rathkeale as part of a series of workshops with the orchestra.

The ICO celebrates Philip Glass’ 75th birthday with his exhilarating Symphony No. 3.  Glass is one of the most prolific and distinguished composers of the 20th Century, having been nominated for three Academy Awards, scored dozens of operas, films and plays alongside volumes of symphonic compositions and solo works.  Schubert’s sublime Rondo in A for Violin and Strings D. 438 is songful, light and undoubtedly Schubert’s concerted masterpiece. Linda Buckley’s Fall Approaches was inspired by evocative Icelandic poetry while Dvořák‘s much-loved Serenade in E major for Strings, Op. 22 is one of his most popular works. 

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.   Join Galway secondary school pupils and the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an exciting evening at the Ballroom in Seapoint. 

Music for Galway gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.


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