Ulster Orchestra 1718

Ulster Orchestra

The Ulster Orchestra is ready to play and its exciting new Season of concerts is on sale now! A diverse range of concerts take place in the Ulster Hall, Belfast Waterfront and regional venues, from September 2017 to May 2018. Tickets for all concerts are available online at www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk, Belfast concerts are on sale from the Ulster Hall (028 9033 4455) and you can purchase tickets for shows elsewhere by contacting the relevant venue.

Music Director Rafael Payare opens the Season on Friday 22 September in a Gala concert for Culture Night Belfast that welcomes Artist Laureate Sir James Galway back as guest soloist; the first of many internationally-renowned stars to visit this Season. Also taking to the stage will be cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Johannes Moser, pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzetand Simon Trpčeski and violinists Sergey Khachatryan and Tasmin Little, to name a few.

Maestro Payare delves into some of music’s powerhouse symphonies, conducting work by BeethovenMahler and Brahmsand closing the season with Shostakovich’s heroic Fifth Symphony.

The main theme of the subscription series is ‘The Great Concertos’ and Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen will take the podium for some of the greatest of them all, commencing with Sibelius’s bewitching Violin Concerto on Friday 1 December.

Belfast Waterfront becomes the new home for the Ulster Orchestra’s pops series of concerts and these glittering nights that celebrate the music of John Williams, musicals and disco legends ABBA are hotly anticipated – be sure to make space in the diary to travel to a galaxy far, far away or dust off the flares and platforms!

I love Christmas!, the new Festive series of concerts, includes perennial favourites such as Handel’s Messiah (featuring regular concert partners Belfast Philharmonic ChoirThe Snowman family concert and Celebrate New Year in Vienna,along with a brand new seasonal spectacular, The Magic of Christmas.

With all this, alongside the annual Burns Night extravaganza (in association with the Ulster-Scots Agency), the On Your Doorstep series of concerts outside Belfast and the JTI Lunchtime Series for a monthly bite-sized Tuesday treat, there is guaranteed to be something for every taste. If you book 4 concerts or more as a subscription package you can even save money, with discounts reaching 25% depending on the number of tickets you book. What’s not to love?! So head to www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk to book your concerts and join Rafael Payare, Jac van Steen and the musicians of the Ulster Orchestra for a glorious season!

See below for fixtures..

Ulster Orchestra 1718

ONCERT LISTINGS FOR ULSTER ORCHESTRA 17/18 SEASON

22 Sept 2017 7.45pm           Gala Concert: A Carnival of Rhythm!

26 Sept 2017 1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: A Bite of Beethoven

29 Sept 2017 7.45pm           Beethoven and Mahler’s Firsts

13 Oct 2017   7.45pm           Stravinsky’s Firebird

21 Oct 2017   7.45pm           I Love the Movies!

24 Oct 2017   1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: From Countryside to Cityscape

27 Oct 2017   7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme

of Paganini

10 Nov 2017  7.45pm           Debussy’s La mer

17 Nov 2017  7.30pm           Northern Ireland Opera: Così Fan Tutte

18 Nov 2017  7.30pm           Northern Ireland Opera: Così Fan Tutte

19 Nov 2017  7.30pm           Northern Ireland Opera: Così Fan Tutte

21 Nov 2017  1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: Triple Time!

23 Nov 2017  8.00pm           Northern Ireland Opera: Così Fan Tutte

30 Nov 2017  TBC                 On Your Doorstep: Omagh

01 Dec 2017   7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Sibelius’s Violin Concerto

02 Dec 2017   2.00pm           The Snowman – Family Christmas Favourites

02 Dec 2017   4.30pm           The Snowman – Family Christmas Favourites

08 Dec 2017   7.30pm           Handel’s Messiah

09 Dec 2017   7.30pm           Handel’s Messiah

14 Dec 2017   TBC                 Christmas On Your Doorstep: Bangor

15 Dec 2017   TBC                 Christmas On Your Doorstep: Lisburn

16 Dec 2017   TBC                 Christmas On Your Doorstep: Strabane

19 Dec 2017   1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: A Box of Festive Delights

21 Dec 2017   7.45pm           The Magic of Christmas

04 Jan 2018    TBC                 Celebrate New Year in Vienna!: Ballymena

05 Jan 2018    7.45pm           Celebrate New Year in Vienna!

06 Jan 2018    7.45pm           Celebrate New Year in Vienna!

07 Jan 2018    7.00pm           Celebrate New Year in Vienna!: Derry~Londonderry

19 Jan 2018    7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

23 Jan 2018    1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: Bartered Bride

27 Jan 2018    7.45pm           Burns Night with Ulster Orchestra and Friends

08 Feb 2018   TBC                 On Your Doorstep: Armagh

09 Feb 2018   7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

17 Feb 2018   7.45pm           I Love the Musicals!

23 Feb 2018   7.45pm           Concerto World Première: Giancarlo Castro’s Trumpet

Concerto

27 Feb 2018   1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: Shostakovich Symphony

01 Mar 2018  TBC                 On Your Doorstep: Derry~Londonderry

09 Mar 2018  7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2

20 Mar 2018  1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: Bassoon Concerto

23 Mar 2018  7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24

30 Mar 2018  7.45pm           Brahms’s Requiem at Easter

13 Apr 2018   7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Elgar’s Violin Concerto

18 Apr 2018   TBC                 On Your Doorstep: Cookstown

19 Apr 2018   TBC                 On Your Doorstep: Enniskillen

21 Apr 2018   7.45pm           I Love ABBA!

24 Apr 2018   1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: Mozart Week

27 Apr 2018   7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.17

11 May 2018  7.45pm           The Great Concertos: Ravel’s Piano Concerto

29 May 2018  1.05pm           JTI Lunchtime Concert: Two Course Lunch

01 Jun 2018   7.45pm           Season Finale: Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5



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