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Wednesday 28 September was the Ulster Orchestra’s 50th Birthday and we celebrated with an incredible fifty pop-up performances in a variety of locations across Belfast, all in just one day, from 8am-11.45pm!

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Use the map below to see where the musicians appeared. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and who shared messages on social media.

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1: George Best Belfast City Airport 8-8.30am East Belfast

Belfast City Airport | Belfast, BT3 9JH

Performance 1: String Duo from 8.00am in City Airport Arrivals/Check-In area

2: Europa Bus Centre 8-8.30am Belfast City Centre

10 Glengall Street | Belfast, BT12 5AH

Performance 2: Horn Quartet from 8.00am in the Europa Bus Centre

3: Hilton Hotel 8-8.30am Belfast City Centre

4 Lanyon Place | Belfast, BT1 3LP

Performance 3: String Solo from 8.00am in the Hilton Hotel reception

4: Central Station Belfast 8.30-9am Belfast City Centre

East Bridge Street | Belfast, BT1 3PB

Performance 4: Trumpet Duo from 8.30am in Central Station

5: Cecil Ward Building 8.30-9.15am Belfast City Centre

4-10 Linenhall Street | Belfast, BT2 8BP

Performance 5: String Duo from 8.30am in the Cecil Ward Building Atrium

6: Belfast Telegraph 9.30-10am Belfast City Centre

Clarendon Dock | Belfast, BT1 3BG

Performance 7: String Duo from 9.30am in the Belfast Telegraph Newspaper Offices

7: Tudor Lodge Nursery North Belfast 9.45-10.15am

Tudor Place | Belfast, BT13 1LY

Performance 17: Bass Trio from 10.45am in Tudor Lodge Nursery

8: Carlisle Wellbeing Centre 10-10.30am North Belfast

Carlisle Wellbeing Centre | Belfast, BT15 2AX

Performance 8: String Solo at 10am in the reception of Carlisle Wellbeing Centre

9: Falls Road Library 10-10.30am West Belfast

Falls Rd | Belfast, BT12 4PD

Performance 9: String Duo from 10.00am in the Falls Road Library

1 Bedford St, | Belfast , BT2 7ES

Performance 11: String Duo from 10:00am in the Invest NI Foyer

241 Newtownards Rd | Belfast, BT4 1AF

Performance 13: playing from 10:15am in Skainos Coffee Shop

13: Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 10.15-10.45am West Belfast

216 Falls Rd | Belfast, BT12 6AH

Performance 13: Violin Quartet from 10:15am in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

14: Musgrave Hospital 10.15-10.45am West Belfast

Stockmans Lane | Belfast, BT9 7JB

Performance 15: String Duo from 10.15am in Musgrave Hospital wards

15: Visit Belfast 10.30-11am Belfast City Centre

9 Donegall Square North | Belfast, BT1 5GB

Performance 15: String Duo from 10.30am at Visit Belfast

16: The Lyric Theatre 10.45-11.15am South Belfast

55 Ridgeway Street | Belfast, BT9 5FB

Performance 16: String Duo from 10.45am in the Lyric Theatre Café/Long Hall

17: Our Ladys Nursery 10.45-11.15am North Belfast

Deanby Gardens | Belfast, BT14 6NN

Performance 7: Bass trio from 9.45am in Our Ladys Nursery

18: Bruce House 11-11.30am North Belfast

Duncairn Ave | Belfast, BT14 6BP

Performance 18: Trombone & Clarinet Duo from 11.00am in the Bruce House Common Room

19: General Merchants 11-11.30am South Belfast

General Merchants | Belfast , BT7 3GL

Performance 19: String Duo from 11.00am at the General Merchants Café

20: Fallswater Day Centre 11-11.30am West Belfast

31 Fallswater Dr | Belfast, BT12 6AX

Performance 20: playing from 11.15am in the Fallswater Day Centre Common Room

21: Cityside Retail Park 11.15-11.45am North Belfast

100 - 150 York St | Belfast, BT15 1WA

Performance 21: Trombone Duo from 11.15am in the Cityside Retail Park foyer

307 Grosvenor Rd | Belfast, BT12 4LP

Performance 22: String Duo from 11.15am at Loaf café

23: East Side Visitor Centre 11.15-11.45am East Belfast

402 Newtownards Rd | Belfast, BT4 4HH

Performance 23: String & Oboe Duo from 11.15am in the East Side Visitor Centre Foyer

10 Exchange St | Belfast, BT1 2LS

Performance 24: String Quartet from 11.30am in the MAC foyer

25: Ulster Tatler offices 11.30-12pm South Belfast

39 Boucher Rd | Belfast, BT12 6UT

Performance 25: String Duo from 11.30am in the Ulster Tatler offices

26: Queen's University 11.30-12pm South Belfast

University Rd | Belfast, BT7 1NN

Performance 26: Wind Quartet from 11.30am in Queen's Univeristy Black and White Hall

41 Arthur St | Belfast, BT1

Performance 27: String Duo from 11.30am upstairs in Avoca

28: Royal Victoria Hospital 11.30-12pm West Belfast

274 Grosvenor Rd | Belfast, BT12 6BA

Performance 28: Horn Quartet from 11.30am in the foyer of the Royal Victoria Hospital

61 Duncairn Gardens | Belfast, BT15 2GB

Performance 29: Viola Quartet from 11.30am in the NICVA recpetion

30: Victoria Square Shopping Centre 1-2pm Belfast City Centre

1 Victoria Square | Belfast, BT1 4QG

Performance 30: Ulster Orchestra conducted by Rafael Payare in the Ground Floor of Victoria Square Shopping Centre from 1-2pm

31: Belfast Children's Hospital 3-3.30pm West Belfast

180-184 Falls Rd | Belfast, BT12 6BE

Performance 31: Playing from 3.00pm in the wards of Belfast Children's Hospital

32: Marie Curie 3-3.30pm East Belfast

1A Kensington Rd | Belfast, BT5 6NF

Performance 32: String Trio from 3.00pm in the Marie Curie Foyer

33: Established Coffee 3-3.30pm Belfast City Centre

54 Hill St | Belfast, BT1 2LB

Performance 33: String Duo from 3.00pm in Established Coffee

34: Canteen 3-3.30pm East Belfast

10 Belmont Rd | Belfast, BT4 2AN

Performance 34: Trombone & Calrinet Duo from 3.00pm in the Canteen Kitchen Café

35: Mater Hospital 3.30-4pm North Belfast

45-54 Crumlin Rd, | Belfast , BT14 6AB

Performance 35: TBC from 3:30pm in the Mater Hospital Atrium

36: Belfast City Hospital 3.30-4pm South Belfast

belfast city hospital | Belfast , BT9 7AB

Performance 36: Playing from 3.30pm in the foyer of Belfast City Hospital

37: Ulster Museum 3.30-4pm South Belfast

Botanic Gardens | Belfast, BT9 5AB

Performance 37: Wind Quartet from 3:30pm in the Ulster Museum Café

38: Newsletter 3-3.30pm Belfast City Centre

Performance 38: WString & Oboe Duo from 3:30pm in the Newsletter Offices

39: The Arches Centre 3.45-4.15pm East Belfast

1 Westminster Avenue North | Belfast, BT4 1NS

Performance 39: String Solo from 3.45pm in the Arches Centre Foyer

40: Miel et Moi 3.45-4.15pm South Belfast

703 Lisburn Rd | Belfast

Performance 40: String Solo from 3:45pm in Miel et Moi

41: Ulster University 4-5pm Belfast City Centre

25-51 York St | Belfast, BT15 1ED

Performance 41: String Duo from 4.00pm in the Ulster University

42: Waterstones 4-4.30pm Belfast City Centre

44-46 Fountain Street | Belfast , BT1 5EE

Performance 42: String Duo from 4.00pm in the Watersones café

43: Thinking Cup 4-4.30pm South Belfast

407 Lisburn Rd | Belfast, BT9 7HN

Performance 43: String Duo from 4.00pm in the Thinking Cup Café

44: Titanic Museum 4-4.30pm East Belfast

Titanic Belfast | Belfast, BT3 9EP

Performance 44: String Duo at 4.00pm in the reception of Titanic Museum

45: Kennedy Centre 4.30-5pm West Belfast

564-568 Falls Road | Belfast, BT11 9EA

Performance 45: Cello Quartet from 4.30pm in the Kennedy Centre

46: Europa Hotel 4.30-5pm Belfast City Centre

Europa Hotel | Belfast, BT2 7AP

Performance 46: String Quartet in the Piano Bar of the Europa Hotel

47: PwC Offices 4.30-5pm Belfast City Centre

8 Laganbank Rd | Belfast, BT1 3LR

Performance 47: String and Oboe Duo playing from 4.30pm in the Hive (private)

48: Pinsent Masons Offices 4.30-5pm Belfast City Centre

1 Lanyon Pl | Belfast, BT1 3LP

Performance 47: Trombone Duo from 4.30pm in the foyer of Pinsent Mason Offices (private)

49: St Anne's Cathedral 6.30-7.30pm Belfast City Centre

Donegall St | Belfast, BT12 2HB

Performance 49: Classical/choral concert with the Ulster Orchestra and Belfast Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Rafael Payare. Everyone welcome - admission free.

50: BBC NI TV Studios - The Nolan Show 22.45-23.45pm Belfast City Centre

Bruce St | Belfast, BT2 7GX

Performance 50 10:45pm - 11:45pm. The Ulster Orchestra will be performing live on Episode 1, Series 8 of Nolan Live, BBC One Northern Ireland. As well as music in the studio, an ensemble will be heading out into the city to surprise a lucky viewer with their very own personal performance!

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