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Highlights

The Great Symphonies: The Pathétique

Friday 24 March, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm

Fauré Requiem at Easter

Friday 14 April, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm

Ode to Joy – Celebrating 50 Seasons!

Saturday 20 May, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm

A Very Special Audience with Sir James Galway

Thursday 1 June, 8:00 pm-10:00 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 24
Music Conductor Rafael Payare leads the ultimate Ode to Joy

The Great Symphonies: The Pathétique

Friday 24 March, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm
Ulster Hall Belfast 02890334455
Tue 28

JTI Lunchtime Concert: The Great Symphonies: Mozart’s Jupiter

Tuesday 28 March, 1:05 pm-1:55 pm
Ulster Hall Belfast 02890334455
Fri 31

The Great Symphonies: Brahms’ First

Friday 31 March, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm
Ulster Hall Belfast 02890334455

Our News

All the latest news and announcements from your Orchestra.

ANNOUNCEMENT: CHANGE OF SOLOIST FOR BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL CONCERT

We regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Alina Ibragimova is indisposed and will be replaced by Vivian Hagner for the Brahms Violin Concerto that forms part of our concert on Friday 24th February 2017.  The programme for the sold out concert remains unchanged. In Viviane, we bring you an internationally-acclaimed soloist who performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with Ryan Wigglesworth and the Hallé Orchestra in December 2016, and this performance was broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Afternoon in Concert programme. We are sure you will enjoy her interpretation of the beautifully expressive Violin Concerto.    

23 February 2017|News|1 Comment

Stephen Peover appointed as Chairman of Ulster Orchestra

New Chairman succeeds Sir George Bain Stephen Peover was elected yesterday as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ulster Orchestra, succeeding Sir George Bain who has retired after five years of highly dedicated service in the post. Stephen’s appointment comes at a historic and significant period in the Ulster Orchestra’s half-century of music-making in Northern Ireland. The Orchestra is midway through its critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Season and is enjoying a period of management stability and growth in its audience and supporter base. The Ulster Orchestra acknowledges the major support it receives from its principal [...]

14 December 2016|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

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

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