Posts Tagged ‘classical music’

Baroque Music today

Baroque Music today

Today, 25th of April at 8 pm.

The choir will be joined by the National Sinfonia Orchestra, conductor Proinnsias O’Duinn, soloists Colette Boushell, soprano; Stephen Wallace, counter tenor; Stuart Kinsella, tenor and Jeffrey Ledwidge, bass when they will perform three works by Handel – “Zadok the Priest”; “Utrecht Jubilate” and “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”.

The concert will conclude with the much loved Mozart ” Requiem”.

Tickets, priced €20/15 concession will be on sale at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop.

Minus 3. Music at Galway City Museum

New Music at the Galway City Museum

Saturday 23rd November, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
ConTempo Quartet & Mihai Cucu will offer a performance that will bring music out of the concert hall to the museum space.

The 4 members of the quartet will play in different rooms on different levels throughout the building. The audience will walk around the museum watching a “MINUS 3 Quartet” (individual quartet members playing solo) and hearing a full quartet piece from both the solo live musician & speakers (pre-recorded tape).

Presented by the Galway Music Residency in association with New Music: New Audiences EU project

ConTempo Quartet will perform throughout the museum accompanied by exciting visuals by Romanian video artist Mihai Cucu.

No booking required

Piano concert: Ah Ruem Ahn

“The Korean pianist has uncommon poetic qualities and a great capacity to diferentiate colors and nuances at the piano”

An evening with a star in the making performing the best of piano music awaits.

This venue is part of the program Music for Galway (an organization created in 1989 bringing to the West of Ireland world class musicians) for 2013. Different recitals are programmed until the spring, you can check the details following the link.


Ah Ruem Ahn was awarded with the Second Prize and Silver Medal – the first prize was not awarded, at the XVII Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition. The competition is held every three years and Music for Galway has been inviting the winners for over two decades. Having toured Europe and the Americas and performed at such prestigious halls such as the Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NY is playing tonight, Thursday, 14 November 2013, at 20:00 in  Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Tickets are 16 and 20 euros, and in her program for the evening are these compositions:

Albéniz: Iberia Book 1.
Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110.
Jane O’Leary: Five Bagatelles (world première) commissioned by Music for Galway with funds from the Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon.
Schubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894.



Contempo Performance

If you’re around around the city on your lunch break, or you have some spare time before starting your working day (lucky you!) or you’re just sightseeing while on holidays in this coastal city, why not pop into the Galway City Libabry and enjoy some music…for free!

Every 1st Tuesday of the month (as today), con Contempo Quartet will perform from 1.10pm to 1.50pm, and each strings concert will be presented with a pre-discussion.

Let yourself be carried away with some 17th/ 18th century music with Kathleen Loughnane, who’s currently joining the sessions along this month.

The Lunchtime Concert Series.

Galway City Library,

Augustine Street, Galway


Angels and demons

It doesn’t matter what kind of music you’re into. There’s always something in Galway that may fill your musical interests. This week we have two completely different options: Classical and Rock, also in two opposite venues.

The first one it’s going to be on Tuesday 23, today, at the Meyrick Hotel and the event is called Schubertiade ‘Softly Shall You Sleep…and the organisers are Music for Galway. It’s not their first time as since they started in 1981 promoting talented musicians around Ireland they come over every year with new artists around the world.

Their 32nd  season is running since last September and has seen many different classical talents from Europe and South America. This Tuesday the show will present musicians from Ireland/ Belgium (Conor Biggs ans Michel Stas) and Romania/ Ireland (ConTempo Quartet).

They will play:

Shubert Selection of Lieder for voice and piano

Shubert String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 “Death ans the Maiden”.

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Music for Galway, Schubertiade ‘Softly Shall You Sleep…

The Meyrick Hotel

Tuesday 23 April, 20.00

Tickets € 20 / €16/ €6

Tickets: at Opus 2, 4 High Street, Galway/ by phone from Music for Galway – tel: 091-705962 or email:

  …You be better off booking a seat before the show it’s over!

If Classical is not your cup of tea (although it’s not the first person I know that likes both sides of the coin) then take your steps to the tough-biker-guys-pub Sally Longs, that pub in the corner with musical icons graffitis on their walls. If you spot its outside wall you know what i’m talking about. Never been there? What are you waiting for? It’s worth it, maybe you’re not really into the rock vibe, then you can still pop in on an early evening and is still quiet enough to enjoy a pint beside the fire (yes! a biker bar with an open fire! Cozy…isn’t it?)

Every week there’s something going on, from industrial techno nights dj’s to metal rock gigs, just try what suit you best.


 If you feel like doing something to wipe away the stressof work, Baby Godzilla can help you. The 4 from Nottingham have a reputation for being as dedicated as unpredictable in their gigs. Noisy, intense, brutal…Otherwise difficult to tag their shouty music. Metal rock, psycho-blues, hardcore metal…It’s up to you to describe what you feel after listening to their music, specially live. We assure you they won’t let you impassive.

Baby Godzilla play at Sally Longs

Thursday 25th  April, 19.30