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Primary School Concerts

Each year, the Ulster Orchestra performs primary school concerts around Northern Ireland. 


Each year the Ulster Orchestra performs primary school concerts around Northern Ireland. 

In November 2023, the orchestra travelled to Derry~Londonderry, Newry, Ballymena, Omagh, Belfast and Enniskillen with our Music Detective themed concerts for P4-P7s, reaching over 4000 pupils and teachers from 72 schools.

2024 Primary Schools Concerts

Join us this November for another series of our wonderful primary schools' concerts for P4-P7 pupils, presented by Cath Arlidge with the Ulster Orchestra.

Tuesday 19 November 2024, Newry Leisure Centre   
Wednesday 20 November 2024, Waterfront Hall, Belfast  
Thursday 21 November 2024, Ballymena North Recreation Centre    
Friday 22 November 2024, Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry    
Monday 25 November 2024, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh    
Tickets are £5 and teachers go free.  
Bookings will open on 2nd September 2024. You can book by completing the form at the following link:

What teachers have had to say about the concerts: 

Our pupils were blown away by the music today, many of whom have never experienced a live orchestra!

What a great opportunity for children and young people to experience first-hand a real orchestra with professional musicians playing music that they were able to recognise and become part of. Thank you so much!

A magical experience for our budding musicians! They left with smiles on their faces and lots of enthusiasm to keep practising!

What pupils had to say:

I liked when the Orchestra showed how they could play softly and loudly and the volume meter came up on the screen.

I really liked the way all the different instrument players had different coloured tops.

I loved being able to move around and dance.

Ulster Orchestra School Concerts are kindly sponsored by Deloitte and supported by Arts & Business NI.

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Pupils whom in the past may have been considered as those who wouldn't enjoy it, came back to school raving about their experience! A first for many of our young learners, but most certainly not the last

The children really did enjoy it and it was great having someone to explain the instruments and the music.

It had a good mix of listening and interaction with the children. Great variety of music styles too.

They really enjoyed the whole performance and having linked prior to the concert with two of the instrumentalists, it really brought it alive for them. Travelling around the world via music was super.

A fantastic experience presented in a child friendly way. Very inspiring for our musicians.


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