Young Flautists and Sir James Galway to play teaser concert at Titanic Belfast
A choir of young flute players from all parts of Northern Ireland will have their dream come true when they accompany Sir James Galway and the Ulster Orchestra at the Waterfront Hall on Saturday 16 June.
As a delicious appetiser to the main event, Sir James, Lady Galway and the Young Flautists will play a short concert at 4pm on Thursday 14 June at the iconic Titanic Belfast building which is fast becoming one of the UK and Ireland’s top tourist attractions.
During this performance Sir James and the flute choir will play a new arrangement of the Oscar-winning song from the Titanic movie, My Heart Will Go On.
Sir James said: “This will be my first visit to the Titanic signature building and I can’t wait to see it. I hope the public will come down and enjoy the music and the vibrancy of the Young Flautists and will be inspired to attend Saturday’s concert at the Waterfront Hall. There is nothing more life enhancing than listening to a full symphony orchestra live, playing some of the world’s best music.”
The Young Flautists, who are aged from 11-19, are part of a project suggested by Sir James and his wife Lady Jeanne, a fellow flautist, to encourage young musical talent in Northern Ireland.
The group includes the current Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year Andrew Douglas (16), the 2010 Young Musician of the Year Stephen Rankin (17) and Kristan Swain (17), who has taken part in the Galway’s Flute Summer School at their home in Switzerland. Kristan, who was awarded the Catherine Judge Memorial Bursary, has recently won a place to study at the Royal Academy of Music.
During the Waterfront Hall concert they will take to the stage to play the theme from Titanic, Galway Fair, which was specially written for them, and Brian Boru.
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Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' visit in any tour of Belfast, and is now Northern Ireland's top visitor attraction.