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Music for Galway presents

Cellissimo 2024

Town Hall Theatre

9 Days and Nights of International Classic and Contemporary Music from the Edge of Europe

Galway, Ireland: May 18 – 26, 2024

In May 2024, Cellissimo will strike a chord with Irish and international music audiences, as many of the world’s most acclaimed classical and contemporary composers, conductors, orchestras, artists, musicians, and performers gather at the edge of Europe to celebrate the power and beauty of the cello.

Presented by Music for Galway, Ireland’s most exciting new classical music festival will fill the venues, theatres, highways and byways of Galway city and county, with the sounds and stories of classic and contemporary music. Feast on brand new commissioned works, intimate chamber concerts, sumptuous orchestral galas, pop up performances, community participation, theatre, dance, gaming, masterclasses, talks and more.

The full 9 day and night programme for Cellissimo 2024 will be announced in January. To whet appetites (and for the perfect Christmas gift!) selected advance concert tickets are now on-sale including performances by the National Symphony Orchestra, Nicolas Altstaedt, Naomi Berrill, José Gallardo, Barnabas Kelemen, Alban Gerhardt, Jakob Koranyi, Finghin Collins and more. Click on the images below to get your tickets. If you wish to gift tickets to somebody, contact MfG on at 091 705962.

A dynamic, inclusive, accessible celebration of superb music, Cellissimo will appeal to classical afficionados and first timers alike. A magnificent soundtrack in a magical setting. Discover the concerts now on-sale, and book or gift tickets for Cellissimo 2024 today.

For more information please see the Cellissimo Website

The Journey Begins

Events
Galway Bay is Calling
18th 1pm - 2pm
Leisureland €10 SI/Conc €5 Tickets
The Journey Begins
18th 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Leisureland Prem €40, Std €30, Conc €27, SI €15 Tickets
Songs of Travel: Interactive Comic Premiere
19th 14:00
Black Box €20 / €10 tickets
The Story of a Cello
19th 20:00
Black Box €30 / €27 / €15 tickets
Bach Plus 1
20th 1:00pm - 1:45pm
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church €15, Conc €13.50, SI €7.50 Tickets
  Cellist: Camille Thomas
Programme: Bach Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007 and piece by Donncha Dennehy
Classic Hour - Alban Gerhardt and Hugh Tinney
20th 17:30
THT €20 / €18 / €10 tickets
Bach Plus 1 Repeat
20th 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Campbell's Tavern, Headford €10 SI, Conc €5 Tickets
  Cellist: Jakob Koranyi
Programme: Bach Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007 and piece by Donncha Dennehy
Cellissimo Ambassador Evening
20th 20:00
THT €15 / €13.50 / €7.50 tickets
Home/Abhaile THT €12 / €6 tickets
Bach Plus 2
21st 1:00pm - 1:45pm
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church €15, Conc €13.50, SI €7.50 Tickets
  Cellist: Alban Gerhardt
Programme: Bach Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008 and new piece by Garth Knox
Bach Plus 2 Repeat
21st 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballynahinch Castle €12/ Conc, SI €10 Tickets
Classic Hour Killian White and Daria van den Bercken
21st 17:30
THT €20 / €18 / €10 tickets
Songs of Travel: Every Minute Opens Doors
21st 20:00
THT €20 / €18 / €10 tickets
  Cellist: William Butt
Programme: Bach Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008 and new piece by Garth Knox
Bach Plus 3
22nd 1:00pm - 1:45pm
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church €15, Conc €13.50, SI €7.50 Tickets
  Cellist: Jane Cords-O'Hara
Programme: Bach Suite No. 3 in C major BWV 1009 and new piece by Kevin O’Connell
Bach Plus 3 Repeat
22nd 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Kilcummin Church Oughterard €12 Conc/SI €10 Tickets
Songs of Travel: Voyage
22nd 20:00
THT €25 / €22.50 / €12.50 tickets
NSO with Eimear Noone
22nd 20:00
Leisureland €30 / €27 / €15 tickets
  Cellist: Jane Cords-O'Hara
Programme: Bach Suite No. 3 in C major BWV 1009 and new piece by Kevin O’Connell
Bach Plus 4
23th 1:00pm - 1:45pm
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church €15, Conc €13.50, SI €7.50 Tickets
  Cellist: Adrian Mantu
Programme: Bach Suite NO. 4 in E flat and new piece by Amanda Feery
Classic Hour - Natalie Clein and Finghin Collins
23rd 17:30
THT €20 / €18 / €10 tickets
Bach Plus 4 Repeat
23rd 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Clarin College, Athenry €5 SI/Conc €3 Tickets
  Cellist: Adrian Mantu
Programme: Bach Suite NO. 4 in E flat and new piece by Amanda Feery
Songs of Travel: Pack Your Bags
23rd 20:00
THT €20 / €18 / €10 tickets
Songs of Travel: Evaluation Event
24th 11:00
     
Bach Plus 5
24th 1:00pm - 1:45pm
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church €15, Conc €13.50, SI €7.50 Tickets
  Cellist: Natalie Clein
Programme: Bach Suite No. 5 in C minor BWV 1011 and new piece by Jennifer Walshe
Student Showcase Concert
24th 17:30
THT €15 / €13.50 / €7.50 tickets
Bach Plus 5 Repeat
24th 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort €10 SI/Conc €5 Tickets
  Cellist: Natalie Clein
Programme: Bach Suite No. 5 in C minor BWV 1011 and new piece by Jennifer Walshe
Nicolas Altstaedt & Friends
24th 8:00pm - 10:00pm
THT Prem €45, €35, Conc €31.50, SI €17.50 Tickets
Nicolas Altstaedt
Bach Plus 6
25th 1:00pm - 1:45pm
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church €15, Conc €13.50, SI €7.50 Tickets
  Cellist: Killian White
Programme: Bach Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012 and new piece by Anne-Marie O'Farrell
Film: "Living the Tradition"
25th 15:00
TBC €7 / €3.50 tickets
Bach Plus 6 Repeat
25th 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Claregalway Castle €15 SI/Conc €10 Tickets
  Cellist: Killian White
Programme: Bach Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012 and new piece by Anne-Marie O'Farrell
Cellissimo Spectacular
25th 19:00
Leisureland €25 / €22.50 / €12.50 tickets
Inishbofin Cello Trail
26th 08:00
Inishbofin €120 tickets

Cellissimo is made possible by Creative Europe Cooperation Project Fund, The Arts Council, Galway City Council, AIB Community Fund, Dunard Fund USA, Lifes2good Foundation, Optique Opticians, Techrete, The Connacht Hotel Group and Tigh Neachtain.



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