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Highlights

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

May 02

JTI Lunchtime Concert: Feast Your Ears

Tuesday 2 May, 1:05 pm-1:55 pm
Ulster Hall Belfast 02890334455
May 20
Music Director Rafael Payare

Ode to Joy – Celebrating 50 Seasons!

Saturday 20 May, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm
Waterfront Hall Belfast 028 9033 4455
May 23

JTI Lunchtime Concert: The Great Symphonies: Schubert’s The Great

Tuesday 23 May, 1:05 pm-1:55 pm
Ulster Hall Belfast 02890334455

Our News

All the latest news and announcements from your Orchestra.

QUB Needs Your Help! Study with Prof. Piers Hellawell

On Friday 31 March, we are delighted to perform the Irish Première of Piers Hellawell's work Wild Flow as part of our evening concert. The piece was commissioned by the BBC and given its World Première at our performance at the BBC Proms in August 2016. Piers is also Professor of Composition at Queen’s University Belfast and is involved in a study at the university about the impact of his work. Queen’s would love to have your feedback after you hear tonight’s performance and you can contribute to the study by completing a short survey. The survey can be found [...]

31 March 2017|Announcement, News|0 Comments

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

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