On January 4th 2005 the Orchestra Sinfonica de Galiçia, one of the leading orchestra’s in Spain, are set to perform of concert of music by Irish composer, Bill Whelan, in the Palacio de la Opera of La Coruña.

The main event of the evening will be a full performance of The Seville Suite (Kinsale to La Coruña), conducted by Proinnsias O’Duinn. Performed in La Coruña for the first time, it will feature Irish soloists, Zoë Conway, Eilis Egan, Robbie Harris and Declan Masterson. Also performing on the evening will be renowned Galiçian musicians, Rodrigo Romani, Nando Casal and X Ferreiros, who were part of the original performance and recording. The Seville Suite was inspired by the exploits of “Red” Hugh O’Donnell from the Battle of Kinsale until his arrival in Galiçia to the welcome of the Spanish Earl of Caraçena.

The Concert will also feature 'Inishlacken', a concerto for two violins and chamber orchestra in 3 movements with soloists Fionnuala Hunt and Zoë Conway and an orchestral version of 'Riverdance', the main theme to Riverdance the Show will also be featured.

The concert is the closing event for the Orchestra Sinfonica’s annual Christmas programme presented in conjunction with Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza.

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