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Sir James Galway to play special homecoming concert with Ulster Orchestra

Sir James Galway will perform at the Waterfront Hall in a special homecoming concert on June 1

BELFAST flautist Sir James Galway has issued a special invitation to his native city for his biggest ever homecoming concert.

‘A Special Audience with Sir James Galway' is part of the Ulster Orchestra's 50th anniversary celebrations, when and Sir James and his wife Lady Jeanne Galway – also an internationally renowned classical flautist – will be joined by the orchestra's principal flautist Colin Fleming.

The concert will see Sir James play melodies including Bizet's Carmen Fantasy and the Star of the County Down. He will be joined by the Ulster Orchestra and the evening will include stories from throughout his life and career.

The flautist, from Belfast's York Road, said the city had always been close to his heart.

“My first flute lessons and performances were in Belfast and I'm looking forward to coming back to the city," he said.

Michelle Baird of the Ulster Orchestra said: “For fans of Sir James Galway and classical music, this concert is unmissable. It will be an unforgettable evening of music and memories.”

:: Thursday June 1; Belfast Waterfront; tickets at ulsterorchestra.org.uk or 028 9033 4455.

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