Galway is home to a community some of the most talented musicians in Ireland, who are treating audiences to concerts of music from around Europe, with big changes in place to ensure public health.
After months away from the stage, and live performances, Galway Music Residency is bringing back the From Europe with Love lunchtime concerts series this month.
“Following 6 months of uncertainty and many concert cancellations, Galway Music Residency is delighted to return to Live events, albeit under very different circumstances”.
From Europe with Love is a three year initiative celebrating the shared musical heritage of the European Union by exploring the string quartet repertoire from each of its 27 member countries.
Starting back this Tuesday, September 1 the quartet will first enthral audiences with music from two great Austrian composers in the Mick Lally Theatre.
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 in D major, nicknamed The Violet, will open the concert. This will be followed by Schubert’s Quartettsatz in C minor, which was composed as a first movement of a string quartet the composer was never to finish.
The concert will be given a digital introduction by Austrian native and Galway citizen, Ursula Shields-Huemer.
From Europe with Love will take place in line with government regulations and GMR is working closely with the venue’s team to ensure all safety controls are in place.
Upon booking, patrons will receive clear guidelines to follow when attending the venue, so they can enjoy these performances in safety and comfort.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only a reduced audience can be facilitated and booking is essential.
However, continuing its commitment to making high-quality music accessible to as many people as possible, Galway Music Residency will belive streaming these events for free on its Facebook page for all to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Online donations are welcome.
Though this week’s event is already booked out for live attendance, From Europe with Love will be continuing throughout the year, with music from Hungary, Croatia, and Romania still to come.
Tickets for these concerts cost €6 each, and are sold in pairs so people from the same household can attend together.
They can be purchased online at https://www.druid.ie/the-mick-lally-theatre/whats-on.