From MA alumna Aisling Ennis:
Belmullet to Berne! National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (NYOI) presents
Summer Proms 2008
NYOI Summer Proms 2008 will bring 170 young Irish musicians from the far reaches of Belmullet on the west coast of Ireland, to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. This year NYOI welcomes back two former members Gwendolyn Masin and Clíodhna Ni Aodáin to perform as soloists with NYOI.
Two soloists? That’s right. This summer NYOI is proud to present two touring orchestras. NYOI Junior Orchestra with members aged 12 – 18, and NYOI Symphony Orchestra with members aged 18 – 24.
NYOI Junior Orchestra National tour
Under the baton of Gearóid Grant, and in the electrifying hands of soloist, Gwendolyn Masin NYOI Junior Orchestra present a musical collage of a selection of Bizet’s Carmen Suites, the sonorous tones of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Dvorak’s Symphony no.8.
Their musical adventure begins in Waterford, with a performance in Belmullet, before returning to Dublin to perform at The Helix.
Concert Date & Venue
3rd July 2008 8pm College Street Chapel, Waterford
5th July 2008 8pm Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co Mayo
6th July 2008 8pm The Mahony Hall, The Helix, Dublin
NYOI Symphony Orchestra tour to Switzerland
This summer, NYOI Symphony Orchestra is delighted to have been specially invited to perform in a festival of youth ensembles in Switzerland to mark the 150th anniversary of the Bern Conservatory of Music. Under the baton of Atso Almila, and with soloist and former NYOI player, Clíodhna Ní Aodáin, the orchestra will unite with all other youth ensembles in the festival to perform an open-air joint programme in the centre of Bern.
Date & Venue Programme
31st July Interlaken Concert Hall Mussorgsky-Rimsky Night on a Bald Mountain
Schumann Cello Concerto
Scriabin Le Poeme de l’Extase
Pictures are available on request. For more information on the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland please see website www.nyoi.ie or Tel: (01) 6169642/6169638
For further media information contact Aisling at the NYOI office
Tel: (01) 616 9642 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYOI acknowledges with great appreciation its funders and supporters
The Department of Education and Science, TOYOTA IRELAND,
The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland and the Musicians Benevolent Fund
NYOI in addition acknowledges the valuable promotional support of
The Irish Times and RTÉ lyric fm