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Come and Play

Come and Play is an opportunity for aspiring musicians to come and play with Northern Ireland’s only professional orchestra for a day.


The Ulster Orchestra invites musicians from grade 4 and above to join the orchestra in a day of rehearsal and performance. Participants will get a hands-on experience of being part of a professional orchestra as well as picking up some tips and inspiration from our Ulster Orchestra players. Applications will open in Autumn 2018 for the events in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry, so check the website for updates.

I’ve participated in the come and play day for several years and it just gets better every year. It’s always daunting to begin with and exhilarating at the finish. I come home each time having learned new hints and tips from the friendly professionals and love meeting up with friends I make each year. Thank you for all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make a flawless day.

I would recommend anyone to seize the opportunity and experience what it is like being part of a professional orchestra! It’s an amazing day!

It was such an incredible day and it inspires me to keep practicing my instrument

This event is a must for those who are thinking of pursuing a career in a professional orchestra. One of the best musical experiences i have had to date

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