Saturday 8th September 2018, 8:00pm
University Concert Hall Celebrating 25 Years
with the RTE Concert Orchestra & Special Guests
Featuring Barry Douglas, Paddy Moloney, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Mairead Buicke, Zoe Conway, Emily Flack (Irish World Academy of Music & Dance), Richie Hayes, Limerick Choral Union,
Triona Marshall, Amanda Minihan, Michael O’Connell (Irish World Academy of Music & Dance)& Simon Pfisterer (Irish World Academy of Music & Dance)
University Concert Hall is delighted to announce the celebration of its 25th Anniversary with a special Gala Concert this September. Featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Gavin Moloney, together with very special guests from the worlds of traditional, classical, choral music and musical theatre, this will be a true celebration of the venue’s contribution to the Arts in Ireland for the past quarter of a century.
This Gala Concert will see some of the country’s most respected musicians and performers come together to give a flavour of 25 wonderful years of music. Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains – who first took to the UCH stage for its opening in 1993 – will perform traditional favourites including Carolan’s Concerto. The venue’s significant classical programming will be reflected in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 by Barry Douglas, who also featured in the 1993 opening celebrations. University Concert Hall’s long standing and ongoing relationship with the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance makes it wholly apt that they also welcome pianist and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin to take part in this Gala Concert.
Choral Music, Dance, Opera and Limerick’s prominent musical theatre history will also be highlighted during this special evening, with the mighty Limerick Choral Union performing a piece from Jenkins’ The Armed Man. Zoe Conway and Emily Flack will come together for a stunning version of Bill Whelan’s Riverdance, while singers Mairead Buicke, Amanda Minihan and Richie Hayes will delight audiences with a selection of operatic and musical theatre numbers.
In 1999 UCH hosted the RTÉ lyric Fm Gala Opening, the start of what has remained a close relationship with the national, classical music station, and so it is delighted to announce Liz Nolan as presenter on the evening of September 8th.
Friends of University Concert Hall can avail of an Exclusive Ticket Discount (Full price ticket €48 / Friends ticket €22.50) from by calling the Friends office at 061 213306.
Supported by the Limerick Leader, RTE lyric fm & RTE Supporting The Arts.