New Jersey Stage

Sunday, October 13, 2013

State Theatre presents Irish Chamber Orchestra

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents the Irish Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3pm. Led by Conductor JoAnn Falletta and featuring flutists Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway, the program includes Harty's In Ireland, Mozart's Flute Concerto in D major, Hammond's Carolan Variations, and Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56. Tickets range from $35-70.

In addition to the performance, there will be a pre-performance cocktail reception and post-performance dinner and silent auction, both held at the Heldrich Hotel as part of the Annual Classical Season Celebration. Tickets for the celebration cost $250 and include the pre-performance cocktail reception, a premium orchestra seat for the performance, and the post-performance dinner and silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities and upgrades from concert-only tickets to Celebration tickets are available. For more information about the Classical Season Celebration and how you can support this event, please contact Alisson Canavera at 732-247-7200, ext. 543 or

Irish Chamber Orchestra
The Irish Chamber Orchestra is a world class orchestra based in Ireland, renowned for its energy, unique sound, and outstanding musicianship. Following a succession of illustrious artistic directors including Fionnuala Hunt, Nicholas McGegan, and Anthony Marwood, the orchestra has taken a new approach, appointing two artistic partners who are taking the orchestra on a musical voyage of discovery over the coming years. Working with the celebrated Hungarian maestro Gábor Tákacs Nagy (Principal Artistic Partner) and one of Germany's finest composers and virtuoso clarinetists, Jörg Widmann (Principal Guest Conductor/Artistic Partner), the Irish Chamber Orchestra strengthens its position as a force to be reckoned with on the international music scene.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader. An effervescent and exuberant figure on the podium, she has been acclaimed by The New York Times as "one of the finest conductors of her generation." Falletta serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center.

Falletta is invited to guest conduct many of the world's finest symphony orchestras. This year, she will make return engagements with the Krakow Philharmonic in Poland and the Goettingen Symphony in Germany, and debuts with the Czech Philharmonic and Croatia National Philharmonic. In November 2013, she will lead the Irish Chamber Orchestra in a U.S. tour with flute soloist, Sir James Galway. She is the first American and the first woman to lead the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Sir James Galway, flute
Regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer, Sir James Galway is a modern musical master. Sir Galway has held orchestral positions with the Sadlers Wells & Royal Covent Garden Operas, the BBC Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic. He launched his solo career in 1975 and since then has performed both classical and modern repertoire with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world. Sir Galway has commissioned various new works for the flute, as well as publishing articles and books and releasing over 65 CD's. His many honors and awards include the Recording Academy's President's Merit Award, the Classic Brits Lifetime Achievement Award, numerous gold and platinum albums, and an induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. He has been honored twice by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with The OBE in 1979 and again in 2001 with a Knighthood for his services to music.

Lady Jeanne Galway, flute
One of the leading female flute soloists of the decade, Lady Galway has regularly performed with her trio, Zephyr, and actively teaches through her Galway Junior Network and International Flute School in addition to her successful career as a soloist. She has performed for the Empress of Japan, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, the Queen of Norway, the Queen of Spain, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre's programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.