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Sunday 01 Jul 2012 to Thursday 19 Jul 2012
Tickets to the UO’s new 2012–2013 Season concerts go on sale to the general public from 18 July.
A nine–month programme that sees the music of Beethoven, Verdi and Wagner rub shoulders with The Snowman and music from stage and screen by ABBA and Andrew Lloyd Webber – and it all kicks off on 14 September with Russian Romance preceeded by our Taster Concert: Your Starter for 10! to intrigue you on the 4 September.
The Orchestra’s 47th Season includes the work of 30 composers across 40 main season and lunchtime concerts that will involve over 30 soloists, 20 conductors and two choirs – the Derry–based Codetta and Belfast Philharmonic Choir and, as Ulster Orchestra’s Chairman Professor Sir George Bain says, “63 of the finest musicians you will find anywhere in these islands.”
“It is an eclectic mix of popular, familiar, challenging, and inspiring music that we hope will appeal not only to our subscribers, but to people who come occasionally, or haven’t yet enjoyed a symphony orchestra in full flow,” Sir George said.
The 2012–2013 Season will honour the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth and bicentenaries of Wagner and Verdi’s. The Orchestra also welcomes to the platform composers Christian Lindberg and James MacMillan.
Christian will conduct our Nordic Delights concert on 5 October and will perform his own work for trombone and orchestra, Helikon Wasp. James, in our concert MacMillan on MacMillan, will conduct two of his works on 19 November, including the one which he came to prominence with in 1990 – The Confession of Isobel Gowdie.
The Season also includes two special Burns Night concerts and popular classics like Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Holst’s The Planets and Handel’s Messiah. There’s a concert of Family Film Favourites, music from hit West End shows and a Wild Wild West film night.
Strictly dancers Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite make a welcome return for the traditional New Year Viennese concerts and families can also enjoy a special 30th anniversary showing this Christmas of the classic children’s annimation The Snowman with live orchestral accompaniment.
Tickets are available from the Ulster Orchestra’s Box Office at the Ulster Hall or by calling 028 9023 9955 or online.
… If you can’t wait until September, why not come and enjloy the BBC Inviation Concerts this August, starting on 8 August in the Ulster Hall, or tune in to BBC Radio 3 for our performance at this year’s BBC Proms on 4 August with the Ulster Youth Orchestra and Sir James Galway.