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Christmas Unwrapped! – Ballymena

Tuesday 20 December, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Season 2016/17 is here.

Fifty Years of Northern Ireland’s Symphony Orchestra

The Ulster Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season has it all. Fourteen subscription concerts, ten tasty lunchtime menus, eight golden favourites and two very special celebration events – and that’s just in Belfast. As well as this the Orchestra will be performing ‘On Your Doorstep’ in communities throughout the region, all year long. There’s something for everyone!

Season 2016-17 Brochure Cover

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Next Concerts

Fri 09

Messiah at Christmas

Friday 9 December, 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Waterfront Hall Belfast 028 9033 4455
Sat 10

Messiah at Christmas

Saturday 10 December, 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Waterfront Hall Belfast 028 9033 4455
Tue 13
BBC

BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert

Tuesday 13 December, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ulster Hall Belfast 02890334455

Our News

All the latest news and announcements from your Orchestra.

Ulster Orchestra’s Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016

The Ulster Orchestra has been working with the Alzheimer’s Society UK and its work is demonstrably helping to support and lift those who are affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Northern Ireland. This year the Orchestra is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016, with a challenge to raise £15,000 from supporters this Christmas. If successful, Big Give Challenge partners will DOUBLE this amount to £30,000 - the amount needed to run this powerful musical work with the Alzheimer's Society. Anyone who has been to a performance by the Ulster Orchestra will know that music has [...]

22 November 2016|Announcement, News|0 Comments

Rafael Payare Extends Contract And Is Appointed Music Director

The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to announce that Chief Conductor Rafael Payare is to extend his contract and, in recognition of the valued and special relationship he has with the Orchestra, he will now take the title of Music Director. With the opening of the 2016/17 Season at the Ulster Hall on Friday 23 September, Maestro Payare began the final year of his initial three-year contract with the Orchestra and then, on the occasion of the Orchestra's 50th Birthday,  the conductor put pen to paper on a contract extension that had been eagerly hoped for by audiences and musicians alike. [...]

3 October 2016|Announcement, News|0 Comments

The Ulster Orchestra at Culture Night 2016

Culture Night 2016 The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to be taking part in three different events in Belfast city centre on Friday 16 September, as part of Culture Night 2016. We kick off our participation in the festivities at Oh Yeah! Music Centre (on Gordon Street in the Cathedral Quarter) with a performance from one of our Ulster Orchestra string quartets, which starts at 4:30pm. You will be in for treat and may even recognise some tunes you wouldn't expect from these classically trained musicians. You can then come over to the Electric Ireland Stage (at Ulster University) at [...]

9 September 2016|News|0 Comments

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