Music for Galway lunchtime concerts return in October

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galway daily news The National Symphony Orchestra will make a long-awaited return to Galway on Thursday 6 of October in Leisureland

Music for Galway’s lunchtime concerts in association with the University of Galway Arts in Action Programme will return in October.

The opening concert in a series of four features two Irish artists Brendan Garde (violin) and Gary Beecher (piano) performing in the Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway on Wednesday, 5 October at 1pm.

The programme includes a selection of works for piano and violin by Brahms and by Austrian American violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler with Brahms’ romantic and autumnal Violin Sonata No. 1.

Violinist Brendan Garde graduated in 2019 with a Master’s in Music Performance from CIT Cork School of Music and was awarded Best Taught Master’s Degree Student 2019.

Brendan was also the recipient of the Cork Orchestral Society Emerging Artist Award 2019.

The pianist Gary Beecher has a varied career as an accompanist, répétiteur, chamber musician and soloist.

With a wealth of experience and having trained in both London and Ireland, Gary is a classical pianist who is also a versatile, accomplished musician across several genres of music, from classical, pop, jazz and musical theatre to Irish traditional music.

Although the concerts are free, the organisers are advising people to book to avoid disappointment.

The Eventbrite link will be available at musicforgalway.ie one week prior to the concert.

These concerts are relaxed performances, intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment.