- $10 for one ticket to see the Irish Chamber Orchestra (up to a $48 value)
- When: Sunday, November 3 at 3 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Seating: orchestra, mid-orchestra, mid-balcony, upper balcony, or gallery
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view the orchestra and balcony seating charts.
Led by conductor JoAnn Falletta, the Irish Chamber Orchestra plays with celebrated flutists Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway. This U.S. tour marks the 35th anniversary of Sir Galway's American debut, and in the decades since, he has sold millions of records, won numerous accolades, and performed for dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II. The similarly accomplished Lady Jeanne Galway joins her husband on stage, where the duo plays matching gold Nagahara flutes commissioned especially for the knight himself.
- Harty–In Ireland: This evocative fantasy was written by an Irish composer who received his childhood musical training from his father, a village organist.
- Mozart–Flute Concerto in D Major: Originally penned for the oboe, Mozart's concerto gained an additional sprightly lilt when he re-imagined it for the flute.
- Hammond–Carolan Variations: The Galways join flute-forces on the work, which receives its premiere on this tour.
- Mendelssohn– Symphony No. 3 in A Minor: James M. Keller of the San Francisco Symphony said of this "Scottish Symphony" that "no listener is likely to be unmoved at the point near the end of the finale when the low woodwinds, horns, and violas...swing from simple into compound meter and from minor mode into bright A major to sing out what sounds for all the world like a hymn of victory."
Concert goers may also attend a free pre-performance insight led by the State Theatre's classical music aficionado, Raymond Wojcik. The insight will be held at the United Methodist Church on George Street in New Brunswick, at 2 p.m. on the day of the show, November 3.
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.
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