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Luminosa Music was founded in 2018 by Lucy Hayward O’Leary, Nicola Geddes and Adrian Mantu, in order to form, promote, manage and develop Galway’s first professional string orchestra. This concert explores music written despite considerable adversity. Witness the unfolding and resilience of human nature, bringing the colour and triumph of the human spirit to life with works by Shostakovich, Pavel Haas, Herbert Howells, George Walker and Jane O’Leary.


Jane O’Leary: Strings in the Air, Songs in the Stones

Herbert Howells: Elegy for Viola, string quartet and string orchestra

George Walker: Lyric for strings

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op.110a

Pavel Haas: Study for Strings

Sinead Hayes, Principal guest conductor

Bogdan Sofei, Concertmaster

Andreea Banciu, Viola soloist and principal viola

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