Symphonic Waves is a West of Ireland Youth Orchestra set up in 2017 as part of Galway 2020 and in collaboration with Music Generation Galway County.
Under the guidance of Conductor Prof. James Cavanagh the orchestra was in monthly rehearsals since July 2017 and took part in intensive residentials and received mentorships from Galway Music Residency’s ConTempo Quartet, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Players who are aged 13-18 and at Grade 6 or above in the following instruments were invited to apply to audition:
Brass – French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba
Woodwind – Flute, oboe, clarinet and Bassoon
Percussion – Timpani and general percussion.
Auditions were held on Sunday 16 December 2018 in the Meadowcourt Hotel, Loughrea.