The County Tipperary Ryan Youth Orchestra (CTRYO) celebrated their end of season with a beautiful summer recital at the Excel Arts Centre on Sunday May 5, 2013.
There was a feast of music from the young and talented members of the Ryan School of Music Junior orchestra and from members of the Ryan School of Music Junior Strings.
The recital included special guest musician cello soloist Livia Nagy from Hungary whose, Gigue from Bachâ€™s suite in C Major and The Swan from Carnival of the Animals treated the audience to a rare taste of musical virtuosity. Another highlight was a duo arrangement with Livia and conductor/violinist Michael John Ryan of the stately, Air on a G String by Bach, which was just superb.
Senior students Martin Dillon and Richie Oâ€™Carroll performed piano solos and a junior student; Sinead Oâ€™Donnell performed a lovely violin solo.
During their season the CTRYO completed six performances including a recent trip to Germany that truly broadens the musical experience and personal development of the students. The members come from all over County Tipperary and from the neighbouring counties of Limerick and Cork to learn music under the direction of Michael-John Ryan.
At the end of season recital on Sunday, all the members of the CTRYO received awards in appreciation of their services to the orchestra throughout the year. Certificates were presented to the Ryan School of Music Junior orchestra and the Junior Strings group while thirteen years old violinist Martin Dillon received the prestigious CTRYO Member of the Year Award.
Taking part in the orchestraâ€™s recital on Sunday were: Leader Brid Og Dwyer, Caoimhe Clancy, Grainne Cole, Aine Dargan, Liam Hennessy, Rachel Flynn, Ashling Cole, Aileen Dooley, Michael Jenkins, John Oâ€™Connor, Charlotte Oâ€™Donoghue, Heather Oâ€™Dwyer, Aine Oâ€™Carroll, James Ryan, Richie Oâ€™Carroll, Sinead Oâ€™Carroll, Hannah Oâ€™Sullivan, Laura McLaughlan, Maeve Mulhall, Ciaran Healy, Martin Dillon and Sean Oâ€™Dwyer.
The concert finished with Beethovenâ€™s Ode to Joy bringing an end to another successful CRYTO season. Next season will begin in September. For details of membership contact: 062 51128.