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 [...]

By | 31 March 2017|0 Comments


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 [...]

By | 23 February 2017|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 [...]

By | 14 December 2016|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 [...]

By | 22 November 2016|0 Comments

Freelance Associates

The Ulster Orchestra, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership and Shankill Children’s Zone are seeking experienced and qualified music tutors to be part of the pilot phase of an exciting new initiative. Inspired by the success of orchestra school partnerships in Glasgow (“Big Noise”) and Liverpool (“In Harmony”), the partners’ vision is to improve outcomes for children [...]

By | 13 September 2016|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 [...]

By | 9 September 2016|0 Comments

Ulster Orchestra and Music at Queen’s Launch Partnership

We are delighted to announce the formation of a new creative partnership between the Ulster Orchestra and Music in Queen's University, Belfast. This residency is inaugurated to coincide with the Ulster Orchestra 50th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, and it heralds a range of creative support and collaboration between two bodies that enjoy historic connections in [...]

By | 4 July 2016|0 Comments

Applications Now Open for BBC Proms in the Park 2016

BBC Proms in the Park returns to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast, on Saturday, 10, September 2016 – giving local audiences the opportunity to join in the music-making spectacular that is the Last Night of the Proms. This event, which is now in its 15th year, will bring together some internationally acclaimed performers from home [...]

By | 21 June 2016|0 Comments

Change of Conductor for 22/23 April

We would like to announce a change of conductor for our concerts on 22 and 23 April, Let Love Spring Forth! (Ulster Hall) and The Ulster Orchestra in Love and Literature (Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen). We are delighted to inform you that Chief Conductor Rafael Payare and his wife, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, have had their first [...]

By | 13 April 2016|0 Comments