Sir James Galway, flute

March 26, 2018

Venue Matthews Theatre


The “living legend of the flute” returns to the McCarter stage for the first time since 1999. Sir James Galway’s appeal transcends all musical boundaries, as evidenced by his discography of 97 albums, which collectively have sold some 30 million copies and constitute the benchmark for all modern flutists—not bad for a working-class kid from Belfast who just celebrated his 75th birthday. Reflecting on a career that began more than 50 years ago, he puts in this way: “I do not consider myself as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out trying.” At McCarter, he will be joined by his wife and fellow flutist Lady Jeanne Galway and pianist Michael McHale.