Opening night Gala Concert of the Ulster Orchestra 2017/18 Season

The Ulster Orchestra 2017/18 Season has a special start as part of Culture Night Belfast on Friday 22nd September. Find out our top 10 picks of the new season To celebrate, they are giving away 5 pairs of tickets, to their opening Gala Concert: A Carnival of Rhythm! Joined by special guest Sir James Galway, […]

Top 10 performances by the Ulster Orchestra for the 2017/18 Season #UOLetsPlay

This 2017/18 Season by the Ulster Orchestra promises to awe and astound concert goers, with an action-packed season full of Mozart, Pops Concerts & Festive Treats!!!   Here are the Ulster Orchestra’s top TEN picks for this coming 2017/18 Season! Opening ConcertGala Concert: A Carnival of Rhythm BELFAST WATERFRONTFRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2017, 7.45pm – 9.45pm£10 […]

It was Just Lush!

It was one of the most hotly anticipated dance music events ever held in Northern Ireland. And it did not fail to deliver. A 70-piece classical orchestra, accompanied by some of the biggest DJ’s on the planet with live vocalists playing Lush! floor fillers from the past 20 years….and they absolutely nailed it. A sold-out […]

Lush20! at SSE Arena Belfast #lushclassics

Lush20! at SSE Arena Belfast #lushclassics Get your tickets for one of the events of the year as the Ulster Orchestra celebrate 20 years of dance music from Lush (Kelly’s Portrush) at a very special concert in The SSE Arena, Belfast On Saturday October 15th thousands of party people will hear some of the greatest […]

Happy Golden Anniversary Ulster Orchestra

The Ulster Orchestra is celebrating 50 years as Northern Ireland’s symphony orchestra and will mark its golden anniversary with 50 pop-up performances in and around Belfast City on Wednesday 28th September.  Passers-by at key city (and some quirky) locations, can expect to be wowed as members of the Orchestra, ranging from soloists, ensembles and […]

6 FREE things to do in Belfast this week (12-18 January)

A truly colourful way to start the year at the Ulster Museum… Visit CCEA’s annual True Colours exhibition, where every year some of the most skilled students in art and design have their work showcased. This year 67 GCSE and A-Level young artists from 41 schools and colleges across Northern Ireland will showcase their work. […]

Composers and War: 150 Years in Vienna with @ulsterorchestra

This Friday 31st January, the Ulster Orchestra commemorate the centenary of WW1 with a special concert – ‘Composers and War: 150 Years in Vienna’. The assassination of its Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, once hailed the beginning of WW1 and this concert captures some of those most emotive movements, as composed throughout experiences of war. This concert […]

Life’s Better this Christmas with @Translink_NI #translinklifesbetter

Elf Ellie Heaney from Belfast spreads some Christmas cheer with the announcement of Translink’s wide range of great value travel offers across its services this festive period. On Saturday 7 December, Translink’s Christmas elves will also be in Belfast City Centre sprinkling their magic by giving shoppers some special treats and discounts for Ulster Orchestra […]

The Golden Duck

How would you like a ‘Golden Duck’ …and so much more? The Ulster Orchestra are finishing off a hugely successful season next weekend with two ‘Falletta Conducts Verdi’ concerts (17 May, Waterfront/ 18 May Millennium Forum). With help from Hastings hotels, golden ducks will be placed under the seats at the two concerts and winners […]

Family Film Favourites

Some of the best loved family films of all time feature in the Ulster Orchestra’s Family Film Favourites concert on 20th April in Ulster Hall. Presenter Alasdair Malloy and conductor Stephen Bell capture the imagination with some great family movies like Shrek, The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Sound of Music, The Lion King […]

Chatting with Karen Matheson

Described by Sean Connery as having ‘a throat surely touched by the hand of God’ and Billboard magazine have named her ‘the finest Gaelic singer alive today’, so it was a great honour to be invitied to have a quick chat with Karen Matheson ahead of her Burns Night concerts in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. The […]