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Passport to Ireland

Date: January 29 & 30

Showtimes: Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3:00pm

Featured Artist:

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Eileen Ivers, Irish Fiddle
Maeve Gilchrist, Celtic Harp


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Event dates: January 29 & 30
Showtimes: Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3:00pm
Featured Artist:

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Eileen Ivers, Irish Fiddle
Maeve Gilchrist, Celtic Harp

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Put on your favorite green and join us on an unforgettable musical adventure to Ireland! For our trip to the Emerald Isle, we’re bringing along two stellar artists who will transport us all! GRAMMY-winning Eileen Ivers is the world’s pre-eminent Irish fiddler today and we’re delighted to have her back on the Cape Symphony stage. The Irish Times says, "She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing.”

Phenomenal Celtic harp player Maeve Gilchrist takes the instrument to new heights. She tours with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble and is the co-music director of WGBH’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn. The Irish Times said her recent album is “a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.”

We’ll feature important Irish composers Arthur Duff, Hamilton Harty, and Bodley Seóirse, each contributing a unique voice to the various periods of Irish symphonic music. Percy Grainger’s version of “Danny Boy,” recorded by Leopold Stokowski, shows how Irish folk music can be set in a sophisticated way. Together with two superstars of Irish music, we’ll bring you a fabulous experience.

Program

IRISH TUNE FROM COUNTY DERRY (DANNY BOY)
Percy Grainger

Selections from:

IRISH SUITE
Arthur Duff

IRISH SYMPHONY
Hamilton Harty

I LOVED THE LANDS OF IRELAND
Bodley Seóirse

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