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REVIEW: Irish Melodies Shine in Sir James Galway’s Premiere of Irish Flute Concerto at Ravinia

REVIEW: Irish Melodies Shine in James Galway’s Premiere of Irish Flute Concerto with the CSO at Ravinia >>

The U.S. premiere of 'Linen and Lace,' a flute concerto by Bill Whelan, was an unusual and welcome event at Ravinia on Tuesday night. Whelan is best known as the composer of 'Riverdance,' the Irish music show that step-danced its way into music history 20 years ago.

James Galway to Premiere “Definitive Irish Flute Concerto” by Riverdance’s Bill Whelan on CSO Ravinia Program

James Galway to Premiere “Definitive Irish Flute Concerto” by Riverdance’s Bill Whelan on CSO Ravinia Program >>

Sir James Galway and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will present an unusual premiere at Ravinia on July 8: a flute concerto inspired by traditional Irish music, written by Bill Whelan, the composer who created Riverdance in 1995.

Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival 2014 Announces Classical Programming for “Summer of Love/Season of Stars” >>

The Ravinia Festival recently announced its 2014 season, “Summer of Love/Season of Stars,” featuring music that expresses the theme of love in all its various manifestations.

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