MUSIC FOR GALWAY PRESENTS: The Voice and the Harp
MUSIC FOR GALWAY PRESENTS: The Voice and the Harp . Thursday 7 March. Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, 8pm. Members’ Concert and reception. Lynda Lee, soprano. Andreja Malíř, harp. Members free Admission. Tickets: €20 / Members & Concessions: €16 / Students (full time): €6. From Music for Galway: 091705962, or Opus II, No. 4 High Street, or www.tht.ie
This season Music for Galway for the first time sends out an open invitation to all for its Members’ concert on Thursday 7 March at the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway at 8pm. It features internationally renowned soprano Lynda Lee and Andreija Malíř, principal harpist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be followed by a reception.
Lynda Lee comes from County Antrim and studied singing in Dublin with Dr. Veronica Dunne. She received several prestigious awards during her studies. She made her professional debut with Opera Theatre Company in Handel’s Tamerlano and went on to have a long association with the composer making frequent appearances at many Handel Festivals throughout Europe. In recent years she has made many return trips to Halle, Handel’s birthplace, to take part in his birthday celebratory Messiah with amalgamated choirs from all over the world.
Having performed at various opera houses in Germany she was subsequently invited to go on contract with the Leipzig Opera. Roles during her time with this company include Elisabeth in Tannhauser, Title role in Schumann’s Genoveva, First Lady In The Magic Flute and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Lynda also has a busy concert schedule. She has taken part in a ten year project to perform all of Bach’s Cantatas at St Ann’s Church in Dublin with a variety of choirs and conductors. She also performs regularly with the RTE orchestras in a wide variety of repertoire. She is also a member of the recently formed Academy Chamber Ensemble with whom she will shortly tour China and several EU states as part of Ireland’s EU Presidency. She is a member of the Vocal Faculty at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
Andreja Malíř has been Principal Harpist with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra since 1988. With the RTE NSO, she has performed all the major harp concerti including the Concerto for harp by Philip Martin, commissioned especially for her by RTE, which she recorded to critical acclaim for the Marco Polo label.
Throughout her career Andreja has enjoyed considerable success in the fields of solo, chamber and concerto performances both at home and internationally, touring as far afield as China, Canada, America, and all over Europe including stepping in at short notice to perform Scheherazade with the Kirov Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.
A ‘dabbler’ in composition, Andreja was commissioned by RTE lyric fm to compose a song cycle for soprano and harp on a setting of poems by W.B. Yeats with soprano Lynda Lee and which made it on to the ‘Hiccup’ CD celebrating 10 years of the best Lyric commissions.Tickets are €20, concession €16 and full time students pay €6. Admission to this concert is free to members of Music for Galway. If you are interested in joining as a member, contact the office at 091 705962. Music for Galway gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council. Tickets: €20 / Members & Concessions: €16 / Students (aged under 26): €6. From Music for Galway: 091705962, or Opus II, 4 High Street, or www.tht.ie