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Highlights

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

Events & Concerts Calendar

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Next Concerts

Mar 03

Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Friday 3 March, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm
Ulster Hall Belfast 02890334455
Mar 18

On Your Doorstep at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Saturday 18 March, 8:00 pm-9:30 pm
Seamus Heaney HomePlace Bellaghy 028 7938 7444
Mar 24

The Great Symphonies: The Pathétique

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

Our News

All the latest news and announcements from your Orchestra.

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 teaching, composition and concert work. This partnership puts that creative friendship on an official footing and makes Queen's one of very few Russell Group institutions able to boast a full creative partnership with a symphony orchestra – an extraordinary opportunity for student musicians. The primary [...]

4 July 2016|Announcement, News, Music Room|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 and around the world. They will be performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy, in a programme which combines classical and contemporary music and a few Proms surprises. BBC Proms in the Park remains one of BBC Northern Ireland’s most ambitious [...]

21 June 2016|Announcement, News|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 child and Rafael is therefore spending time with Alisa and their new arrival. Our replacement for the evening is Assistant Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Alpesh Chauhan. Alpesh was appointed in 2014, having previously been the Orchestra’s first Conducting Fellow. Quickly rising [...]

13 April 2016|Announcement|0 Comments

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