LUMINOSA MUSIC, Galway's new orchestra, will present its inaugural concert series, Soundings, at Galway Cathedral, with a programme spanning eight centuries of female composers.
Luminosa Music was founded in February 2018 by Nicola Geddes and Lucy Hayward, following a meeting at a hairdressers. “I remember having my head back in the sink, Nicki did as well, and she asked me what I really wanted to do,” recalls Lucy. "I told her I wanted to manage an orchestra, shrugging at the ludicrousy of this proposal, since there was no orchestra in Galway."
Nicola continues: "I was being hired to play for various projects, with many of the same great Galway based musicians, but we didn't have our own orchestra we could develop artistically and musically. I knew musicians would be keen. We needed someone who understood music, who would have passion and drive. Lucy's ambitious vision, sheer dogged determination, and professionalism made this possible."