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An Evening with Bill Whelan and Orchestra
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October 11, 2011on

An Evening with Bill Whelan and Orchestra

An Evening with
Bill Whelan
And Orchestra
Featuring Athena Tergis
And Special Guests

Grammy award-winning Riverdance composer Bill Whelan and worldrenowned fiddler Athena Tergis return to the Irish Arts Center for four unforgettable performances with a live orchestra and special guests including Riverdance star Mick Donegan and singer Morgan Crowley.

This exclusive concert engagement reprises Whelan’s thrilling New York performance debut with Tergis in last season’s Masters in Collaboration Series – with the composer at the piano performing selections from his vast body of work across a range of pop, world, jazz, classical and traditional styles, including the U.S. premiere of two new compositions – “After The Titanic” (lyrics by Derek Mahon) and “Jazzical Cyclebike” – along with excerpts from “Carna,” “Inishlacken,” and the mega-hit “Riverdance.”



“In a rare public performance…Bill Whelan played, sang and conducted, sometimes simultaneously…The audience was brought to its feet by music that suggested joy, celebration, sorrow and transcendence.”
— Cahir O’Doherty, Irish Voice

“Largely because of the success of Riverdance, Irish music is impacting the pop music market as never before.”
—Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times

Admission:
$60 premium seating (IAC members $50)
$40 general seating (IAC members $32)

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR A LIMITED TIME
USE CODE IAC30 AND PAY ONLY $30

irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111

Donaghy Theatre | Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street | New York City

“the sense of exhilaration and enjoyment,
both from the artists on stage and the
audience, bore out…that we were indeed
lucky to be in the house that night.”
—Paul Keating, Irish Voice

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