On Friday 13th May Kilkenny Community Orchestra will be performing at Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Kilkenny.
The central piece in the programme will be Peter and The Wolf, Prokofiev’s popular masterpiece for narrator and orchestra.
This musical story is a wonderful way of introducing children to the instruments of the orchestra. The narrator will be Hugh Campbell. The programme will also include popular pieces by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Mussorgsky.
The concert will begin at 8pm. Tickets not required - admission is by donation, to encourage families to attend.
This will be the orchestra’s first public concert under the baton of its new conductor Sonja Cadogan. Sonja is a music teacher at the Kilkenny School of Music. The orchestra is a group of amateur musicians of all levels of ability from Kilkenny, Carlow and neighbouring counties.
The aim is to encourage everyone who can play an instrument to join in the community orchestra, and provides the opportunity to develop skills in a supportive environment, while having fun playing music with others. Experienced musicians and music teachers are also welcome. The orchestra leader is violin teacher Esther Hackett.
Kilkenny Community Orchestra aims to bring good live music to all members of the community – there will also be a private repeat performance for the residents of Saint Columba’s Hospital in Thomastown.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings during term-time at the Kilkenny School of Music, Ormonde Road, Kilkenny. New members are always welcome. Anyone interested in joining should talk to a member of the group at the concert, contact 086 359 2897 or contact via Facebook Kilkenny Community Orchestra.