Opening Nights at Florida State University presents Sir James Galway

Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 5:30 PM EST
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“Galway charms the audience with wit, virtuosity and stamina. Nothing can compare to a Galway performance.” -The Richmond Register

Opening Nights at Florida State University presents Sir James Galway—flute with Lady Galway, flute and Shelton G. Berg, piano in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on March 5 at 7:30 pm.

Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries. With over 30 million recordings sold worldwide, extensive international touring, frequent television appearances, tireless promotion of the arts and his passionate work in music education, Galway has been a household name for decades.

A Galway performance is sure to leave the audience stunned. He exudes strength, clarity and passion for his instrument all the while playing challenging pieces with ease and grace. His masterful technique matched with his on-stage personality make for an unforgettable evening, showcasing why Galway’s solo career is 40-years strong.

His uniquely expressive interpretations of the flute literature span an extensive range of genres, from classical masterworks to high profile commissions, and provide the benchmark standard for all modern flutists. He has also collaborated on film soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings, and partnered with such popular artists as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Sir Elton John and Henry Mancini. The diversity of Galway’s repertoire reflects his impressive musical range and has served to establish him as an artist of the very highest stature.

This concert is part of Sir James’ 80th Birthday Celebration and special elements will be added to acknowledge this personal milestone.

Tickets for Sir James Galway’s March 5 performance range from $45-$60 and can be purchased here. $10 Student Tickets are available for this performance. For more information on how to purchase student tickets, visit

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