~Cellissimo~ Marc Coppey - Irish Chamber Orchestra

~Cellissimo~ Marc Coppey - Irish Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 7.30pm

Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present

Naomi Berrill cello, voice
Opening of the Festival by Bill Whelan
BILL WHELAN Fragments (world première, commissioned by CELLISSIMO for the Galway Cello)

Irish Chamber Orchestra | Marc Coppey cello, director | Christopher Ellis cello
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra in G minor
HAYDN Concerto in C major
TCHAIKOVSKY Notturno in D minor for cello and strings
BARBER Adagio for Strings
BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings

A cracking programme of well-loved classics to open our festival, featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra, directed by French cellist Marc Coppey, who will be joined by one of his former students at the Paris Conservatoire and a true rising star: the young Dublin cellist Christopher Ellis.
Before this we hear the world premiere performance of a newly-commissioned work for the Galway Cello by Bill Whelan: ‘Fragments’ will be performed by Galway cellist Naomi Berrill on the Galway Cello – the very first time this instrument will be performed in public.

Sponsored by TECHRETE
The Galway Cello is sponsored by MJ Conroy
Marc Coppey’s appearance in Cellissimo is in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland

Music for the Senses
TASTE OF THE WEST: 6.30pm – 7.15pm

Curious about the taste of Galway? Enhance the online performance from Kylemore Abbey with a pre-concert cheese tasting in the company of Kevin Sheridan of Sheridans Cheesemongers. The cheese tasting kit includes the delectable Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese.


Price List:
Concert €20
Concert plus talk €25
Concert plus talk plus cheese tasting kit €39.50 + €7.35 postage (Ireland only)
Please note that the postage is a one off charge regardless of how many add-ons are purchased.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to deliver to the UK at this time however if you would like a price for postage to Europe, please email us at [email protected].
To ensure delivery of packages before the concert date, we can only accept orders up to Monday 22 March, before 12 noon.

CELLISSIMO – a cello festival reawakens
March 25th to 31st 2021

True to its original vision, CELLISSIMO celebrates the cello, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile instruments; Music for Galway has re-imagined the festival in order to deliver breathtaking music and the sensations of the West of Ireland to people’s homes.


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