Sunday, February, 11 | 17h

Antigo Picadeiro Real
Museu Nacional dos Coches

(joint-concert with Camerata da Academia de Música de Lisboa)

Monday, February, 12 | 16h

Mosteiro de Alcobaça


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sinfonia n.º 6 “Pastoral” em Fá Maior, Op. 68
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Andante molto mosso
V. Allegretto

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975): Irish Suite
I. The Irish Washerwoman
II. The Minstrel Boy
III. The Rakes of Mallow
IV. The Wearing of the Green
V. The Last Rose of Summer
VI. The Girl I Left Behind Me

Juliette Hannon: Wish*
* collaborative work by a Dublin Youth Orchestra member

Cillian O’ Breachain, director
Dublin Youth Orchestra

Dublin Youth Orchestras (DYO) was founded in 1982 by a group of parents who wanted to develop an opportunity for their young people to learn ensemble skills. It has grown from those early days to the organisation that is today with four orchestras with a total of just over 300 young people between the ages of 9 and 19. All our players take lessons on their own individual instrument and apply for audition to one of the orchestras. The only requirement for membership is to be successful at this audition. All orchestras meet 12 times in the year and perform on various occasions during the course of the year. One of these performances is a gala performance which takes place in early February each year with an audience in excess of 1000. The orchestra performing here today is the most senior of our four orchestras and is make up of young musicians who have been taking lessons since they were very young children. Some of them are currently in third level education studying music. DYO have travelling extensively over the years to locations such as China, USA, Italy, France, Belgium and, of course, Lisbon, in Portugal. We are particularly proud that one of our players, Juliette Hannon has composed one of our pieces being performed this evening called “Wish”.

Cillian O’ Breachain holds a Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied Violin under the tutelage of Chris George. He has also studied Baroque Violin, Traditional Fiddle and Conducting. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music Education, majoring in Violin Performance. As an orchestral violinist, Cillian has performed and recorded with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra and with Camerata Ireland with whom he has toured Spain, France, Finland, South America, China and India. Cillian is a faculty member at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. As a conductor, Cillian has been performed in concerts with several orchestras and ensembles, including the Trinity Orchestra, the DYO Concert Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Irish National Youth Ballet. He is currently conductor of the DYO Intermediate Orchestra, St. Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra, Greystones Symphony Orchestra and the RIAM Junior and Divertimenti String Orchestras.


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