CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS of Schools Concerts
City Hall, Cork November 8th,9th,10th 10am and 12 noon
University Concert Hall, Limerick Friday 11th November 10.15am and 12 noon
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Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra look forward to entertaining Primary and Post Primary school audiences and their teachers in this year’s Cork Pops Orchestra Concerts for Schools Series.
The Cork Pops Orchestra and their conductor Evelyn Grant celebrate 25 years in show business this year. The orchestra was founded for the occasion of the ‘Tall Ships’ visit to Cork in 1991, and has entertained audiences in concert halls, cathedrals, open air festivals and Tea Dance Parties with artists ranging from Sir James Galway to Tommy Flemming. This gang have never let anything get in the way of a good party! They have played for countless fund raising balls playing a range of music from Strauss to Sinatra and Operatic Favourites to Folk.
They are joined this year by Keith Hanley the winner of ‘The Voice’ (2013)
The orchestra will explore the ‘blurred boundary between fine arts and and media arts’ in a collaboration with DJ Dashka who combines old and new technologies in his work.
Dashka is an award-winning music producer, composer,DJ and instrumentalist from Cork. His productions have been signed to the biggest global record labels,and he has performed DJ sets as far afield as Miami, Ibiza and Dubai.
Dashka also composes music for film. He presents a weekly 3 hour specialist radio show on Spin Southwest, and was awarded a Masters in Music & Technology from Cork School of Music.
On our web-site www.corkpops.ie , you will find links to exciting Youtube video clips relevant to the concert material. You will also find links to last year’s concert programme and to some of our favourite websites explaining the instruments of the orchestra, and general information about the basic elements of music.
“We are passionate about sharing the great music of the orchestral repertoire with a new audience of young people and we hope that these concerts will be an inspiring experience and one that will provide material for teachers to develop in the class-room.”
Clip from a previous concert.