Tchaikovsky’s heart-breaking final symphony sits alongside music by two of Hungary's sons, including a Hungarian violin concerto performed by the Orchestra's Hungarian Leader, Tamás Kocsis.
They call D major the ‘golden’ key’, making Beethoven's monumental Violin Concerto fitting for a fiftieth anniversary season and performed by one of the great modern interpreters, Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan.
Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin was one of the biggest hits of an already highly successful compositional career. This concert's highlights will include Tatyana’s Act I ‘Letter Aria’ – one of the most intense solo scenes ever written for the soprano voice.
This concert will reach epic heights with one of the best: Sibelius’ gripping and ultimately uplifting First Symphony; a mighty work that looks forward to its composer discovering a whole new world of symphonic expression.
To celebrate our 50th Birthday, Rafael and the Orchestra are throwing a very special birthday concert, and the icing on this symphonic celebration cake is surely Northern Ireland's legendary pianist, Barry Douglas OBE, performing the work that made his name!
A new work by Piers Hellawell opens the Ulster Orchestra’s Prom, before a performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1, with soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan, and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.