Ode to Joy – Celebrating 50 Seasons!
Saturday 20 May, 2017, 7:45 pm-9:45 pm| £20 – £37.50
Ode to joy – Celebrating 50 Seasons!
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture
Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Beethoven Symphony No.9 Choral
Rafael Payare Conductor
Belfast Philharmonic Choir
The Ulster Orchestra’s year of celebration reaches a joyous climax in the penultimate week of the season with this noisy, spectacular and ultimately uplifting concert. Rafael Payare leads the Orchestra in two brilliant works by a pair of Russian masters. And then, arguably the greatest of them all: Ludwig van Beethoven and what promises to be an unforgettable performance of the never-bettered Ninth – the Choral Symphony. For this occasion the Orchestra will be joined, as they have been so many times over the last fifty seasons, by the wonderful Belfast Philharmonic Choir.
Feel free to put your glad rags on (but there’s no dress code) and come in good time to enjoy the celebratory atmosphere. Expect excitement, noise and, above all, joy!