Young string musicians from Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare and Limerick are invited to participate in the Symphonic Waves Ensemble. Membership is open to those between the ages of 13 to 21 who have reached at least Grade 6. Professor James Cavanagh will conduct the ensemble for 2018 and will be supported by the ConTempo Quartet and professional players and teachers. The 2018 programme will include rehearsals and performances and residential programmes in August and October.
Symphonic Waves is the first initiative announced by Music Generation in Galway and its lead partner GRETB. The overall plan includes the development and implementation of a series of performance music education programmes ensuring access to high quality and inspiring musical experiences for children and young people. Music Generation is funded by U2, the Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills and is supported by Galway City and County Councils and local partners.