The Irish Baroque Orchestra’s national tour of ‘Groove Theory’ in November will include a concert in Galway on Thursday, 22 November at 8pm at the Seapoint Ballroom in Salthill.
Inspired by the scientific notion of String Theory, ‘Groove Theory’ is scored for baroque strings, percussion and harpsichord, and comprises four movements: ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’, ‘Blues for Terra Incognita’, ‘Quantum Jitterbug’ and ‘Gravity’s Tango’.
“String Theory is the current theory of everything, an all-encompassing explanation for our universe, which claims that all matter is composed of tiny vibrating strings. Groove Theory is my corollary theory of everything, which claims that all music must swing and dance and pulse and groove,” said composer Hollis Taylor.
On the night, the IBO will also pay homage to 18th century Hungarian and Romani composers, with works such as ‘Hungarian Slow Dance’ and Racoczi’s ‘Lament’ included in the programme.
Tickets are priced at €20, €16 for members and concessions and €6 for students. Tickets are available from Music for Galway at 091-705962, Opus II, High Street, or www.tht.ie.