UCD Symphony Orchestra Friday 14th November, 8pm


The first UCDSO event of the 2014-15 academic year
features 2 student soloists from the UCD Ad Astra Academy for the Performing
Arts, plus guest leader Orla Ní Bhraoin (RTÃ? NSO), in a programme of vivid
colour and virtuosity at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.

Programme:

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol 

Shostakovich: Piano Concert No. 2

Bruch: Kol Nidrei

Tchaikovsky: Theme and Variations (Suite No. 3)

 

Solo Piano: Cillian Copeland

Solo Cello: Eithne Nic an Ríogh

Leader: Orla Ní Bhraoin

 Conductor: Ciaran Crilly


The UCD Symphony Orchestra is
University College Dublin’s flagship instrumental group, with a membership in
excess of 80 players. It is a professionally-led ensemble that offers student
scholarships and can be taken for academic credit irrespective of study
programme.

The UCDSO
performs several major concerts annually, featuring major soloists and guest
artists. Challenging programmes are tackled in a stimulating and relaxed
environment at weekly rehearsals in the Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre. The
orchestraâ??s repertoire centres on concert works from the 19th and 20th
centuries, with regular forays into music for film, contemporary compositions
and multi-media. Growing audience acclaim has led to regular full houses and
standing ovations for the orchestra’s performances on campus and in venues such
as the National Concert Hall, Christ Church Cathedral and the National
Convention Centre.

Major works
featured in previous concerts include Saint-Saënsâ??s Organ Symphony,
Shostakovichâ??s 5th and 10th
symphonies
, Mussorgskyâ??s Pictures
at an Exhibition
, Tchaikovskyâ??s 1812
Overture
, Prokofievâ??s Lieutenant
Kijé
, Leonard Bernsteinâ??s Symphonic
Dances from “West Side Story”
, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Beethoven’sChoral Symphony,
performed to celebrate the orchestra’s tenth anniversary season in 2012.

The UCDSO
provides a fantastic social environment for students to meet new people right
across the university spectrum. It has recently engaged in two joint projects
with orchestras outside Dublin â?? the Mannheim University Orchestra in Germany
and Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra in Belfast â?? and shall travel to
Sweden in March 2015 to perform with the Royal Academic Orchestra, Uppsala
University.

 

Conductor Ciaran Crilly is
Artistic Director of the UCD Symphony Orchestra and was recently appointed
Lecturer in Orchestral Conducting in the UCD School of Music. He has been
Principal Conductor of the Dublin Orchestral Players since 2007 and directs the
Orchestral Manoeuvres summer course at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where
he is also an external examiner in Conducting. In concert, he has conducted the Dublin Screen Orchestra, Dublin
Symphony Orchestra, Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Miró Chamber Orchestra, Baden
Sinfonietta, Dublin County Choir, Mornington Singers, Mannheim Uniorchester,
EAR Ensemble
 &Dublin
Baroque Players
. He has conducted numerous studio recordings of film and
television scores, as well as live film screenings and radio broadcasts. He is
a regular guest conductor with the RTÃ? Concert Orchestra, working with artists
as diverse as Marvin Hammlisch, Jack L, Jerry Fish, O Emperor & Bill
Whelan.

As a violinist
and violist, Ciaránâ??s experience includes work with the RTÃ? Concert Orchestra, Irish Film
Orchestra, Orlando Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Dvorák Festival, Irish
Sinfonia
 and the Hilltown Ensemble.

Ciarán holds
degrees from King’s College London (BMus), Goldsmiths, University of London
(MA) and University College Dublin (PhD). He studied violin with Gerhard
Schmidt at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and orchestral conducting
under Jaroslav Vodnánsky at the Prague Conservatory of Music. He has
participated in conducting master classes and competitions in Hungary, Austria,
Spain, the Netherlands and France, where he was highly commended by the
selection jury of the 2005 Besançon International Competition for Young
Conductors.

 

 

Tickets â?¬15/ Concession â?¬7.50

 

Tickets Available http://www.ucd.ie/alumni/events/