The Mighty Ocean commissioned by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, produced by Galway Music Residency for TG4 as part of Galway 2020’s Capital of Culture Programme will have its World Premiere on Sunday 25 April at 9:30pm. Composed by Máirtín O’Connor, the premiere of this musical suite reflecting on climate change and the environment will coincide with the final week of Galway 2020’s programme.
The Mighty Ocean opens a musical dialogue between mankind and the environment, touching on the entrancing power of the sea, while questioning the destructive influence of humankind on our endangered oceans. The piece is scored and arranged for 12 musicians including Irish traditional music legends Máirtín O’Connor, Garry Ó Briain, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd and Jimmy Higgins, and Galway Music Residency’s ensemble in residence, ConTempo Quartet.
The Mighty Ocean is commissioned by Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture, Produced by Galway Music Residency, with HeavyMan Films, for TG4 and Galway2020, and Co-Funded by Creative Ireland, Galway County Council and Galway City Council.
Galway Music Residency is proudly supported by NUI Galway (Education Partner), the Arts Council, GMIT, and Galway City and County Councils. For further information, visit www.galwaymusicresidency.ie.
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