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Symphonic Waves & GRETB | Ireland | Music
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Galway 2020 and Music Generation Galway County present Symphonic Waves – Meet the Strings!

Conductor, James Cavanagh, and the enthusiastic members of Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra’s string section invite you to ‘Meet the Strings’ as part of an informal concert specially designed for families. Learn about the string instruments they play and hear the beautiful sounds come to life in an engaging, informative and most importantly, fun afternoon!

Entertaining and interactive, the concert will feature familiar favourites alongside some pieces you may not have heard before.


Symphonic Waves

Symphonic Waves is an exciting emerging youth orchestra for the West of Ireland, inspiring young musicians to achieve their highest musical potential.

Showcasing the wealth of musical talent in the region, Symphonic Waves will provide a legacy of sustainable, performance-based education for young musicians on Ireland’s western seaboard. Symphonic Waves aims to encourage young musicians to develop their own musical identities through interactions with professional musicians and collaboration with peers from other youth orchestras in Ireland and abroad.

Established in 2017, Symphonic Waves was conceived of by members of Galway Local Music Education Partnership (LMEP) which included the directors of seven music schools and youth orchestras in Galway city and county in partnership with Galway County Council and Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB). In 2018 the orchestra became part of the cultural programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and came under the management of Music Generation Galway County. With conductor Professor James Cavanagh at the helm, the orchestra developed from a string orchestra to a full symphony orchestra during 2019, exploring some of the great composers of classical music as well as some lighter repertoire. Orchestra members participate in a range of rehearsal courses, as well as masterclasses and chamber groups.


Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Lakeview, Claregalway, Co. Galway H91 XY8V