THE GALWAY MUSIC RESIDENCY
2015/16 BEGINS 01 SEPTEMBER WITH
A NEW LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
The Galway Music Residency will kick off its 2015/16 season with a monthly lunchtime concert series with its Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet (Lunchtimes with ConTempo). Following a hugely successful three years in the Galway City Library, the lunchtime series is now relocating to Galway City Museum at The Spanish Arch. Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:10 – 1:50 pm, these informal performances are presented with personal introductions from members of the quartet and are a wonderful way to while away your lunchtime. The first concert features ConTempo performing Shostakovich Quartet No. 8 and will be introduced by Galway City Arts Officer James. C. Harrold.
Following the first lunchtime concert that week, 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music takes place in the Galway City Museum featuring three kinds of music with ConTempo and friends. Beginning on 05 September with ConTempo, Aisling Lyons, harp and Sean MacErlaine, clairnet, saxophone and electronics, this 3-part series gives us a taste of classical, contemporary and Irish Traditional music all in one concert.
Supported by The Arts Council, NUI Galway and Galway City and County Councils, admission to these events is free and open to all.
Our Apprentice Ensemble programme continues to grow and we are delighted to welcome four new apprentice ensembles - Aurora Flute and Harp Duo; Aisling McCarthy, violin and Anne Ralph, piano; Hilda O'Mahony, violin and Varo Khachatryan, piano and The OAK Violin and Guitar Duo - who will be mentored by ConTempo for the next eight months. The eight young musicians are looking forward to learning more about working within a profesional ensemble, developing their repertoire and working with one of the world's most renowned quartets - ConTempo! A public performances the apprentices is planned for early December at NUI Galway.
For a full schedule of Lunchtimes with ConTempo, 3 Saturdays and information on future events or if you would like to join our mailing list, please contact us at 091 586 706 or email@example.com