Sir James visits Titanic Centre ahead of Ulster Orchestra Concert

By June 15, 2012News, Newsroom

Two Belfast icons came together as legendary flautist Sir James Galway played at the Titanic Centre on Thursday, June 14.

Sir James grew up in Carnalea Street in East Belfast close to the site where the world’s most famous ship was built.

And today he and his wife Lady Jeanne Galway were taken on a tour of the centre before playing music with the Sir James Galway’s Young Flautists, a 30-strong choir of young flute players from all parts of Northern Ireland.

During the performance Sir James and the flute choir played a new arrangement of the Oscar-winning song from the Titanic movie, My Heart Will Go On and Brian Boru’s March.

The short performance was an appetiser to the main event – a concert at the Waterfront Hall on Saturday, June 16 with the Ulster Orchestra.

Legendary flautist and Belfast’s own, Sir James Galway will round off the Ulster Orchestra season in fine style with a special concert with friends at the Waterfront Hall on Saturday 16 June.

Joining Sir James and the Ulster Orchestra on stage for the James Galway Prom will be an impressive line up of talent including his wife and fellow flautist, Lady Jeanne Galway, the founding member of the Irish Tenors, Anthony Kearns and the Young Flautists.

The Belfast born music maestro who has sold more than 30 million albums world-wide, always looks forward to returning to his home city to perform with the Ulster Orchestra.

He said: “I am very excited about this concert. It features a wonderful line up of music, everything from Mozart to Mancini and Vaughan Williams to John Williams. And the finale from Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is sure to bring the house down on another memorable season of classical music.

“It is always great to come home and I’m looking forward to playing with my old friends in the magnificent Ulster Orchestra; accompanying one of Ireland’s finest tenors, Anthony Kearns and of course, playing with the Young Flautists, some of the most talented young musicians in Northern Ireland.”