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Cross Border Orchestra in NYC Thursday! by midatlanticcce
October 29, 2009, 12:59 am
Filed under: Concert, NYC

The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland: in concert in NYC Thursday!


The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI), Ireland ’s most acclaimed youth orchestra, will perform “The Crossing, Celebrating Cultures and Connections”, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center tomorrow night . One of Europe ’s leading conductors, Maestro Gearóid Grant, will conduct the concert, and featured performers include renowned tenor Emmanuel Lawler and piper Patrick Martin. The orchestra will perform alongside Drum and Piping Corps and will be accompanied by children’s choirs from various schools throughout the New York City area — over 500 children from local schools will perform on stage with the orchestra.

Established in 1995 as a means of bringing young people together from different backgrounds and communities, the CBOI is comprised of 130 Catholic and Protestant young people, aged 12-24 years from all over Ireland . The CBOI strives to highlight the importance of arts and culture in the public school system and convey its message of peace, tolerance and unity through the powerful medium of music.

October 29
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets are selling fast as this is the only New York performance open to the public. Tickets can be obtained through the Lincoln Center box office at 212-875-5030 or via their website at and range from$35 to $100 each.


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