The Ulster Orchestra will make a welcome return to Bangor Abbey and the Bardic Theatre in June, as part of their On Your Doorstep series of regional concerts. First stop is in Bangor on Friday 15 June at 7.30pm and then onto Dungannon on Saturday 16 June at 8pm. Now in its third year, this initiative, sees the Orchestra play in as diverse a range of venues as possible across Northern Ireland.
The stunning programme opens with two baroque favourites; JS Bach’s dazzling Concerto for Two Violins, and the same composer’s famous Brandenburg Concerto no.3, led by the Ulster Orchestra’s Associate Leader, Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin). Expect a little Italian sunshine, with Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Souvenir de Florence – perfect for a summer evening of music!
For over 50 years, the Ulster Orchestra has been at the forefront of musical life in Northern Ireland. Founded in 1966 and comprising of 63 full-time musicians, the orchestra forms the region’s only professional symphony orchestra and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.
Speaking about the event, Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Arts Officer, Patricia Hamilton said: “Once again we are delighted to welcome the Ulster Orchestra to Bangor Abbey. This will be an entertaining evening of classical music in a beautiful venue and we would encourage everyone to come along and enjoy this fantastic event.”
Tickets for the Bangor Abbey concert cost £10 for adults and £6 for children and are currently on sale at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ardsandnorthdown
Tickets for the Bardic Theatre concert cost £8 – £10 and tickets are on sale at http://www.bardictheatre.com/events