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March 30, 1998 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
You didn't leave James Galway's concert Saturday night at Veterans Wadsworth Theater feeling especially well nourished. Dictated somewhat by circumstances, the program was light and very safe and, for one considerable stretch, downright boring. Someone had decided that it was a good idea for the lovable Irish flutist to tour with the Tokyo String Quartet, thereby handcuffing him to an insubstantial repertory.
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April 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Flutist James Galway's eyes sparkle at the mention of his operatic debut in the title role of Rossini's "The Thieving Magpie" in its first U.S. performance in this century. "I didn't study birds for years to do this. I studied music," said Galway, 50, who is basing his stage movements on his observation of the chattering, black and white bird.
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February 18, 1989
I take umbrage with Steve Hochman's Feb. 13 review of the Chieftains concert at the Wadsworth Theater. Mr. Hochman insists that all Irish classical music belongs in a smoke-filled pub and that any formal dressing or chamber orchestra qualities of the arrangements limits the audience involvement with the music. Can I expect James Galway's next concert to be in Molly Malone's pub on Fairfax Avenue? I was surprised to see the Chieftains reviewed in a pop column. Yes, I know of their collaboration with Van Morrison.
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December 10, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
There's something for everyone this weekend as television continues to trot out a long procession of holiday specials. Christmas music will be part of Channel 28's ongoing pledge drive, with "A Peter, Paul & Mary Holiday Concert" at 8 tonight, and Sunday programs featuring the Vienna Boys Choir at 3:40 p.m., the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at 4:50 p.m., Luciano Pavarotti at 8:05 p.m. and flutist James Galway at 9:15 p.m. Fox will ring in the holidays Sunday at 8 p.m.
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July 5, 1986
The Fourth of July is over, but "Liberty Weekend" lingers on. Having paid $10 million for the rights, ABC will be televising entertainment specials that are being staged in New York tonight and Sunday as part of the celebration surrounding the rededication of the Statute of Liberty. Tonight's program, running from 8 to 10 p.m. on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42, will spotlight an outdoor "Music Salute to Liberty" in Central Park, featuring Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic.
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October 12, 1987 | KENNETH HERMAN
The last time Irish flutist James Galway brought his golden flute to town was two years ago to play Mozart with the San Diego Symphony at the inaugural gala of Symphony Hall. If the local orchestra's fortunes have ebbed since that heady event, Galway's stock has continued to soar. Televised appearances with the Boston Pops and a wide range of recordings have brought him a huge following outside the classical music mainstream.
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