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When the Directors of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland launched their national “Peace Proms” project last June, they could never have anticipated such an over whelming response. The project objective is to give the young people throughout Ireland the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra. The project focus is on providing outstanding cultural opportunities for young people while promoting peace, unity and tolerance through music.
The CBOI orchestra gained international recognition following sell out performances at world renowned Carnegie Hall, New York, Chicago Symphony Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and throughout California and Europe.
“Peace Prom” will be led by Ireland’s premiere conductor Maestro Gearóid Grant, and will feature Ireland’s best loved tenor Emmanuel Lawler, renowned Uilleann Piper Patrick Martin, and outstanding Violinist Patricia Treacy in addition to drum and piping corps. The programme is packed full of family favourites and showstoppers like “Abba” as well as powerful anthems from the Ulster Scots and Irish traditions.