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Internationally Acclaimed Five Irish Tenors at Green Music Center

Green Music Center at Sonoma State University

The music scene in Sonoma County is a dynamic one, and come March 3, 2017, it will be an international one, too. That’s when The Five Irish Tenors present “Salute to Ireland” at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center.

Direct from Dublin, Ireland, the group will perform cherished Irish songs including “Danny Boy” and “Toora–Loora–Looral,” as part of the group’s first-ever tour in North America.

The Tenors are the talented bunch of David Martin, Aaron Cawley, Ciarán Kelly, Alan Leech, and George Hutton, and they’re famous worldwide for their operatic flair and Irish wit. The 7:30 p.m. show will also showcase songs like W.B Yeats's "Down by the Sally Gardens," Verdi's "O Mio Rimorso" from La Traviata, Cherubini Bixio's "Mamma, The Rose of Tralee," Cesar Frank's "Paris Angelicus," Mozart's "Il Mio Tesoro," "She Moves Through the Fair," and "Will You Go Lassie Go."

Each of the five have performed extensively in opera, concert, theatre, musicals, TV, film, radio, and recordings.

Adding to the renowned line-up are music director, pianist, and arranger Danny Forde, and pianist Feargal Murray. Some trivia: In 2013, Forde worked with film composer Lucas Vidal in Los Angeles, assisting on scores for a number of major motion pictures. Feargal, meanwhile, has been praised by many European music critics, including an Irish Times reporter who wrote: “Elegiac piano accompaniment.”

Yes, we had to look it up, too. Elegiac means “referring to something of, relating to, or involving, an elegy or something that expresses similar mournfulness or sorrow.” Think the powerful, melancholy “Danny Boy.”

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