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Premiere of The Space Inside with the Esker Festival Orchestra, in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin

  • The Aula Maxima National University Ireland Galway Ireland (map)

The Esker Festival Orchestra was formed in 2014 to provide a high quality, beneficial and meaningful musical opportunity for young emerging musicians from all across Ireland. Esker is unique in that its members come from all over the country to play and socialise together, without financial burden. The orchestra provides a platform for musicians to participate in an orchestra where they otherwise may have not had the opportunity.

This summer Esker Festival is building on the success of its debut year by playing five concerts around the country. They will be performing Sibelius' Second Symphony, Dvorak's Cello Concerto, with rising star Yseult Cooper Stockdale as soloist and the world premiere of 'The Space Inside' by young Irish composer Robert Coleman. The orchestra is conducted by Peter Joyce and led by Hugh Murray.

Concert dates:

• Wednesday July 8th 1pm - Free Outdoor Concert of Film Music in Galway City, in collaboration with the Galway Film Fleadh.

• Friday July 10th 1pm - Shortened Lunchtime concert in Aula Maxima in NUI Galway. Includes performances of The Space Inside and Sibelius' Second Symphony.

• Friday July 10th 8pm - Redemptorists Church, South Circular Rd. Limerick.

• Saturday July 11th 8pm - Curtis Auditorium, Union Quay, 
Cork, in association with CIT School of Music.

• Sunday July 12th 7pm - St. Ann's Church, Dawson St. Dublin 2.