James Galway

Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries. With over 30 million recordings sold worldwide, extensive international touring, frequent television appearances, tireless promotion of the arts and his passionate work in music education, Galway has been a household name for decades. His uniquely expressive interpretations of the flute literature span an extensive range of genres, from classical masterworks to high profile commissions, and provide the benchmark standard for all modern flautists. He has also collaborated on film soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings, and partnered such popular artists as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell and Sir Elton John. The diversity of Galway’s repertoire reflects his impressive musical range, and has served to establish him as an artist of the very highest stature.

Belfast-born, Galway studied in London and Paris before embarking on his orchestral career in London’s major opera and symphonic orchestras. He took up the coveted position of solo flautist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan in 1969, before becoming one of the very first flautists to establish an international solo career in 1975. Since that time, Galway has performed worldwide with all of the leading orchestras and most prestigious conductors. He has a vast discography with 97 CDs to his name, and has enjoyed recording contracts with Sony Classics and Deutsche Grammophon. Sir James Galway maintains his busy international touring schedule, continuing to appear at major venues and festivals with many of the world’s top orchestras and conductors. After opening the 2015/2016 concert season with a sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, forthcoming highlights this season include major recital and concerto tours of Asia, Europe and the United States.

"As fine and fluent a flautist as the world affords…" The Washington Post

"James Galway is more than a flute-player, he is the world’s only flute personality." Newsday

Programme
GAUBERT Sonata No. 3 for Flute & Piano
DEBUSSY En Bateau
DEBUSSY Clair de Lune
CHAMINADEConcertino, Op. 107
BRICCIALDI The Carnival of Venice, Op. 77
Interval
MORLACCHI Il Pastore Svizzero
GOSSEC Tambourin
MARAIS Le Basque
KREISLER Schn Rosmarin
F & K DOPPLER Rigoletto Fantasy for 2 flutes, Op. 38
BORNE Carmen Fantasie




25th May

Flute Fantasia with Sir James and Lady Galway


  • Classical & Opera
  • Tiered Seating

£25 £30
Concessions £23 £28

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