National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Symphonic Waves

National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Symphonic Waves

Saturday, 4 January 2020, 6.30pm

Galway 2020 and Music Generation Galway County present the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Symphonic Waves.

The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (NYOI) will make a special visit to Galway for a concert on January 4th with Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra. This winter concert will be a unique orchestral event featuring 160 advanced young musicians from all over Ireland.

This concert will mark the culmination of the annual NYOI winter residential course which this year includes a first-time joint collaboration with Symphonic Waves. NYOI will be joined by Symphonic Waves and conducted by Gearóid Grant and Professor James Cavanagh, with a full symphonic programme including works by Schubert, Beethoven, Berlioz and Edgar.

NYOI works with the next generation of musicians (aged 12-18) and are delighted to begin their 50th anniversary year with a return to Galway, and to be playing alongside Symphonic Waves as part of Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.

Symphonic Waves is an exciting emerging West of Ireland youth orchestra, formed as part of the cultural programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and managed by Music Generation Galway County. The orchestra was formed in 2017 as a string orchestra and developed into a full Symphony Orchestra during 2019. With conductor Professor James Cavanagh at the helm, they have been exploring some of the great composers of classical music as well as some lighter with recently commissioned U2 song arrangements.
• Suitable for all ages – parental discretion advised
• Duration: 90 min with interval
• Admission: €20 per person, €13 concessions or €10 for Under 18s.
• Tickets available from
• Limited tickets will be available on the door

For further information please contact [email protected] / 091 874 557

About Galway 2020
Galway will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020. As one of the largest cultural events in the world, Galway 2020 promises to deliver a year of thrilling, life-enhancing experiences through culture and the arts. The exciting pan-European programme for the year will see events in unexpected venues and locations throughout the region on the islands, in remote villages, in fields, mountains and on beaches. From food, music, dance, literature and visual arts to poetry, theatre, sport and largescale spectacle, everyone will get the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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