Irish Memory Orchestra - Invites Applicants for Apprentice Scheme 2017

Deadline: Wed 08 Mar 2017 - 17:00
Are you a talented musician with an interest in traditional, classical and/or jazz music?

Would you like the chance to perform with the 100 member Irish Memory Orchestra for three major concerts in Christchurch Dublin, Clare and Galway in October 2017?

Would you like the chance to play with and learn from some of Ireland’s finest musicians?

Outstanding apprentices can win a Bill Whelan Scholarship and join the Irish Memory Orchestra for future concerts!

The Irish Memory Orchestra – the only orchestra in the world which plays music exclusively from memory – is seeking applications for its Apprentice Scheme until Wednesday, March 8.

Memory Orchestra Artistic Director Dave Flynn says:

“When the musicians perform from memory, they know the music intimately. They have spent a long time learning it by heart, so they have really lived with the music in a way that isn’t the case with musicians who rely on sheet music”.

The scheme is part of a cross-genre orchestra course which will run over the Halloween mid-term from 28th October, culminating in the world premiere of the Memory Symphony in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin on 4th November and in Galway on 5th November.

The 2017 scheme includes an ambitious plan to develop a spectacular 100-piece orchestra for the world premiere of Dave Flynn’s latest work The Memory Symphony.

'The Memory Symphony' is the first ever symphony composed specifically to be performed without sheet music on stage and so is a world first.

It’s open to visually impaired musicians, who would ordinarily be excluded from orchestral music.

The scheme, from the Galway-based orchestra has the added incentive of Bill Whelan Scholarships and the title of ‘Apprentice of the Year’ available to outstanding applicants.

This innovative cross-genre orchestra training course was devised by the award-winning composer Dr Dave Flynn, a regular collaborator with Con Tempo Quartet, Crash Ensemble and RTÉ Concert and Irish Chamber Orchestras.


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