On the 08 July 2012 Ireland’s only entirely student-run orchestra, Trinity Orchestra, played a sold-out performance of their most adventurous and highly-anticipated musical project:- Pink Floyd’s iconic progressive rock album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, arranged for full orchestra, band and singers. Following 2011′s success Daft Punk medley video, this new music video release shows the true potential of the orchestra as they perform Time and Breathe (Reprise) in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin as part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival. The full set list included Shine On You Crazy Diamond, The Dark Side of the Moon in full and two encores – Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb. In the past 48 hours the video has received nearly 20, 000 views.
Trinity Orchestra brings together some of the most talented young musicians in Ireland, all of whom are currently students or staff in Trinity College Dublin. First and foremost a classical ensemble, the society performs two major classical concerts per year in Dublin venues such as Christchurch Cathedral, along with at least one classical tour annually. The orchestra’s more recent tradition of arranging popular music was originally established so as to provide society members with a new opportunity to be creative, making alternative use of the orchestral sound. The interest surrounding performances of Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Arcade Fire and Stevie Wonder has since brought the orchestra to new heights of success, ensuring that Trinity Orchestra’s latest and most adventurous musical project has quickly become their most highly anticipated cover performance to date
Following their performace at Forbidden Fruit, Trinity Orchestra will perform ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ for the final time on Saturday the 01 of September at 12:30pm on the Main Stage at Electric Picnic.