Symphonic Waves expanded with the addition of Brass, Woodwind and Percussion sections to the Orchestra.
The orchestrea called young, enthusiastic wind, brass, or percussion players from Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare or Limerick to get tuned in and get involved. Young people aged between 13 and 21 with a Grade 6 playing standard or above, were invited to audition.
Symphonic Waves were looking for players of the following Instruments:
Brass – French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba
Woodwind – Flute, oboe, clarinet and Bassoon (limited places)
Percussion – Timpani and general percussion (limited places)
Strings – Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass (limited places)
The next audition day with conductor James Cavanagh took place on 10 March in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Claregalway.
Symphonic Waves is a West of Ireland Youth Orchestra which was set up in 2017 as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture in collaboration with Music Generation Galway County.