Camerata Ireland and Randox Laboratories working together in perfect harmony for the orchestra’s South America tour

Camerata Ireland and Randox Laboratories working together in perfect harmony for the orchestra’s South America tour

As global sponsor of Camerata Ireland, Randox will be taking to the world’s stage with the all-Ireland orchestra in South America this week, as the Chamber Orchestra begins their South American tour tonight in Buenos Aires.

World-renowned pianist and conductor Barry Douglas and his orchestra of talented musicians, whose joint patrons are Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland and Queen Elizabeth II, have made the long journey from Ireland to Argentina for tonight’s performance, to display the rich Irish musical heritage to South American audiences.

The tour, which begins this evening in the renowned Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires will see the all-Ireland orchestra perform a diverse tapestry of classical music, led by Camerata Ireland founder and 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Winner Barry Douglas, and supported by distinguished flautist Eimear McGeown, who has established a busy and varied musical career since winning Camerata Young Musician of the Year in 2006.

Tomorrow night the orchestra will remain in Argentina for a performance at the Teatro El Círculo Laprida in Rosario and on Friday night will capture the audience of the Teatro del Libertador in Córdoba, and finally head to Santiago de Chile for the final installment of their South American tour in the Teatro CorpArtes. Barry and Eimear are also performing at a special event at the British Consulate in São Paulo in Brazil.

Barry Douglas, Creator and Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland said;

“We are all thrilled to be here in South America for our tour across the continent – there is nothing quite like music in its ability to connect with cultures across the globe. Music as a universal language can be understood and appreciated by anyone, and we are excited to be able to convey an image of Ireland to audiences across South America, through our performances. We are equally delighted that we can share this experience with Randox Laboratories, who continue to help the growth and development of our orchestra, and we couldn’t have achieved our internationally-acclaimed reputation without them.”

Dr. Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director at Randox Laboratories said;

“It is not surprising that at Randox we truly value our partnership with Camerata Ireland, given that both organisations rely on the same values of passion and enthusiasm for their international success. On behalf of everyone here at Randox I would like to wish Camerata Ireland all the best with their South America tour. We are delighted that Barry Douglas and his orchestra continue to showcase our Irish musical talent across the globe, and it brings us great joy knowing that Randox can simultaneously support our young Irish musicians in their careers while also strengthening key business relationships and promoting exports.”

Camerata Ireland will perform tonight the 21st October in Buenos Aires, in Rosario on the 22nd October, in Cordoba the 23rd October, at The British Consulate in São Paulo on the 28th, and will also perform two events in Santiago de Chile on the 29th and 30th October.

Randox Point-to-Point making champions in 2015

Global biotechnology firm Randox is delighted to once again host the Killultagh, Old Rock and Chichester Hunt Point-to-Point Steeplechases at Crumlin, County Antrim.

The Randox Point-to-Point will take place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of April, at Largy Road in Crumlin, on what many have described as the premier Point-to-Point track on the island of Ireland!

Point-to-Points are now firmly established in national hunt racing, with several champion horses starting their careers on the Irish Point-to-Point circuit, including several Grand National Winners, last year’s Randox Point-to-Point was no exception; Classic Place, winner of the Dennison’s Commercials 4 year old geldings maiden, was sold to Gigginstown House Stud (owned by Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary) and is now trained by Ireland’s top National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins.

Duke Arcadio won the Stonebridge Premium Feeds 5 year old confirmed maiden and is now trained by Donald McCain in England, Duke Arcadio then went on to win at Ayr at his next outing.

Pumped Up kicks won the Delta Packaging Mares winner of three, she is now owned and trained by Dan Skelton in England and has won two further races at Perth.

Randox Managing Director, Dr Peter FitzGerald said:

“We are pleased to once again host the Point-to-Point where champions are made. As an award winning diagnostics company, we succeed because we are ahead of the curve and so we support events which encourage entrepreneurship, team work and healthy competition! We look forward to this year’s two day meeting where we might spot the next Cheltenham Gold Cup or Aintree Grand National winner.”

This popular event isn’t just for racing enthusiasts, everyone is welcome to enjoy the food stands, craft stalls and family festivities. General admission is £5 per person, with free entry for children under the age of 16. The first race on Friday 24th of April will start at 4pm; on Saturday 25th of April, the first race takes place at 2pm.

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