Creating a lasting legacy for the people of Galway was always at the heart of Galway 2020’s mission. Symphonic Waves youth ensemble is one such project.
The ensemble invited expressions of interest from talented young string musicians (aged 13-21) to take part in the ensemble in 2018. Young musicians in Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare and Limerick were welcome to participate in Symphonic Waves.
Since its inception in 2017, the orchestra has had the opportunity to work with high level artists, including a mentorship programme with RTÉ ConTempo Quartet. The orchestra also participated in a ten-day Erasmus-funded youth exchange, in addition to performing in Clonbur, the Lodge at Ashford Castle and in the Town Hall Theatre as part of the Baboró International Arts Festival.
The closing date for submission of Expression of Interest forms was Friday 1 June 2018.