Stage Debut for Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra

Professor James Cavanagh conducted the 58 young members of Symphonic Waves at a concert in Clonbur yesterday. He has conducted many well-known orchestras at Ireland and abroad.   The performance included works by Benjamin Britten, Astor Piazzolla, Peter Warlock and Irish composer TC Kelly as well as various short chamber pieces. Currently a string orchestra, Symphonic Waves is expanding with brass and woodwind sections being recruited later this year. The orchestra came about through a collaboration involving Galway Music Education Partnership and the music schools in Athenry, Coole, Headford and Galway city’s GTI and MCNG with support from GRETB, Galway City and County Councils and Ealaín na Gaeltachta.