National Symphony Orchestra returns to the West

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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

The National Symphony Orchestra will make a long-awaited return to Galway on Thursday 6 of October in Leisureland at 8.00pm.

The event will see Finghin Collins, who is the pianist and artistic director of Music for Galway, join the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kenneth Montgomery.

Commissioned by soloist Finghin Collins and Music for Galway in celebration of its 40th anniversary, Jane O’Leary’s unfolding soundscapes for piano and orchestra will be given its world premiere, revealing a work of ‘quiet energy’.

The evening also includes two giants of symphonic music: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony.

Few hymns to the natural world are as hypnotically persuasive as this work, a thrilling blend of the sylvan and the elemental.

Tickets cost €30 / €27 concession. There is a reduced price for full-time students and school-going children of €10 and MfG Friends pay €26.

To book or find out about how to join as MfG Friend, visit our website musicforgalway.ie or phone 091 705962.