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The University Concert Hall announces the inaugural Limerick Summer Proms three-day celebration from June 21-23, 2024



University Concert Hall’s inaugural Limerick Summer Proms brings a three-day festival from June 21-23

University Concert Hall announces the inaugural Limerick Summer Proms, a three-day festival set to captivate audiences from 21st to 23rd June

University Concert Hall announces the inaugural Limerick Summer Proms, a three-day festival set to captivate audiences from 21st to 23rd June
The inaugural Limerick Summer Proms comes to University Concert Hall this June 21-23

This exciting event will feature performances from renowned ensembles, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra, and will feature a family-friendly, animated concert Magic Piano & The Chopin Shorts with live piano.

Speaking of the announcement, Director of University Concert Hall, Sinéad Hope, said, “The Limerick Summer Proms represent a milestone in our commitment to fostering cultural enrichment and community engagement. This festival celebrates diversity and inclusivity while offering a unique musical experience to audiences of all backgrounds.”

Dr. Marie Connolly, Director of Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Limerick also said “The Limerick Summer Proms reflects our unwavering dedication to nurturing cultural diversity and fostering inclusivity within our community. The three day festival underscores our commitment to offer enriching experiences that embrace individuals from all walks of life. Join us for a weekend of pride, music, and unity.”




Lisa Daly, Festival Director of Limerick Pride said of their partnership “Limerick LGBTQ Pride is dedicated to promoting positive visibility and inclusivity for LGBTQ+ individuals. Our partnership with Limerick Summer Proms reflects our ongoing mission to advocate for equity and representation in our community. Events like SHINE help to create spaces where LGBTQ+ voices and allies are heard and celebrated. We can’t wait to hear a unique spin on some Pride classics.”

Kicking off the festival on Friday, June 21st, SHINE, presented by The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and University Concert Hall, promises an evening of celebration and solidarity. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s first Pride March, this event will feature a vibrant showcase of genre-spanning music with sing-along moments of pride, community and humanity performed by members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, including artists like Shobsy and Wallis Bird. Put on your sequins and get ready to shine!

On Saturday, June 22nd, Midsummer Magic takes centre stage as University Concert Hall partners with Irish Chamber Orchestra to deliver a musical journey through the ages featuring iconic overtures including Mozart’s Magic Flute and Mendelssohn’s evocative Hebrides Overture. Under the baton of celebrated conductor Wyn Davies, acclaimed Soprano Anna Devlin will delight audiences singing popular arias including O Mio Babbino Caro and the hauntingly beautiful Intermezzo from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.  A selection of fabulous Strauss waltzes from the Blue Danube to the Radetsky March add to the magic of this Midsummer evening with Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Closing out the festival on Sunday, June 23rd, families are invited to experience the wonder of Magic Piano & Chopin Shorts on screen. This animated film concert, accompanied by live piano performance from Michael McHale, introduces audiences to the timeless music of Chopin through a series of unique animations, including the whimsical tale of Anna and Chip-Chip’s adventure aboard a magic, flying piano.

Limerick Summer Proms is delighted to partner with Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival, Limerick Pride Festival, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and Irish Chamber Orchestra and is proudly supported by the University of Limerick, University Concert Hall and Limerick City and County Council.

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