First Cohort of Ulster Orchestra & Ulster Youth Orchestra PES Scheme Announced

The Ulster Orchestra and Ulster Youth Orchestra are delighted to announce the very first cohort of young musicians have been chosen for their brand new Professional Experience Scheme, an partnership initiative designed to support young musicians as they explore a career in orchestral music-making. Seven musicians have been accepted onto the scheme. Music students [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:52:33+00:00 11 September 2017|0 Comments

Ulster Orchestra Professional Experience Scheme

  The Ulster Orchestra, in partnership with the Ulster Youth Orchestra, is delighted to announce a professional development programme where music students normally resident in Northern Ireland will audition to join a programme of coaching and mentoring from Ulster Orchestra members. Three times during the academic year, successful applicants will come to Belfast to [...]

By | 2017-07-31T16:26:15+00:00 8 June 2017|0 Comments

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 | 2017-03-31T13:45:52+00:00 31 March 2017|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 | 2016-11-24T15:12:54+00:00 22 November 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 | 2016-07-04T16:34:02+00:00 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 | 2016-11-01T16:34:20+00:00 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 | 2016-11-01T16:34:20+00:00 13 April 2016|0 Comments