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Enriching lives through music, in Belfast and Beyond.

As the region's only professional symphony orchestra, and one of its cultural cornerstones, the Ulster Orchestra has toured throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

Formed in 1966, the Ulster Orchestra has 63 full-time musicians and has established itself as one of the major symphony orchestras in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Its main concert season takes place in the Ulster Hall and the Belfast Waterfront between September and May, however the orchestra also gives many performances throughout the year at venues across Northern Ireland. It has also performed many times at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Royal Albert Hall in London.

With a mission to enrich the lives of people living in Northern Ireland, those visiting, and those who encounter it through international touring and regular radio and TV broadcasts with both BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Radio 3, the Orchestra strives for excellence in all it undertakes, be it regular concert performances, learning and community engagement programmes, or creative collaborations across the arts.

For information on tickets, visit www.ulsterorchestra.com.

  • Ulster Hall
  • Bedford Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT2 7FF

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Northern Ireland's only professional symphony orchestra
  • Superb players from all over the world
  • A variety of classical, opera and film score pieces on offer
  • Attracts world-class guests soloists and conductors
  • Seeing an orchestra live is a truly magical experience

Ulster Orchestra: The Brilliance of Williams

1.05 KM
Sat, 29 Jan 2022, 7:30pm

The force is still strong with this, one of Ulster Orchestra’s most popular concerts! Enjoy the iconic music from Harry Potter, E.T. and many more.

Waterfront Hall
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Ulster Orchestra: Douglas Plays The Emperor

0.27 KM
Fri, 27 May 2022, 7:45pm

Legendary Northern Irish pianist Barry Douglas joins the Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s epic Piano Concerto No.5.

Ulster Hall
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Ulster Orchestra: Rustioni Conducts Symphonie Fantastique

0.27 KM
Fri, 25 Mar 2022, 7:45pm

This ‘Postcard from France’ brings together music by three contemporaries, including one whose name deserves to be much better-known.

Ulster Hall
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Ulster Orchestra: Brautigam Plays Mozart

0.27 KM
Fri, 18 Mar 2022, 7:45pm

Legendary Pianist Ronald Brautigam alongside his good friend Jac van Steen performs two works for a concert at the Ulster Hall.

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Ulster Orchestra: Humphreys Plays Sibelius

0.27 KM
Fri, 18 Feb 2022, 7:45pm

Ulster Orchestra presents Anna Clyne’s richly imaginative This Midnight Hour, before Fenella Humphreys features as soloist in Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.

Ulster Hall
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Ulster Orchestra – A Postcard from Italy

0.27 KM
Fri, 13 May 2022, 7:45pm

Daniele Rustioni would like to take you on some musical travels! In this concert you will explore music by the generazione dell'ottanta.

Ulster Hall
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Ulster Orchestra: Rustioni Conducts Mahler Symphony No.4

0.27 KM
Fri, 04 Feb 2022, 7:45pm

A concert to raise the eyes heavenward, with two of the most beautiful orchestral reflections on the afterlife ever created.

Ulster Hall
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Ulster Orchestra: Tynan Sings Richard Strauss

0.27 KM
Thu, 03 Mar 2022, 7:45pm

Favourite Irish Soprano Ailish Tynan joins Jac van Steen for a programme of music inspired by love in the Ulster Hall on 3 March.

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Ulster Orchestra: Showtime!

1.05 KM
Sun, 06 Mar 2022, 7:45pm

From the heart of London’s West End to the glitz of New York’s Broadway, this spectacular concert celebrates the very best music from the shows we…

Waterfront Hall
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Ulster Orchestra: A Postcard from the USA

0.27 KM
Fri, 03 Jun 2022, 7:45pm

The 2021/22 Season ends with another musical postcard – this time a riotous carnival of rhythm from the USA in the Ulster Hall on 3 June.

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Ulster Orchestra: Dego Plays Beethoven

0.27 KM
Fri, 08 Apr 2022, 7:45pm

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the first blockbuster concerto, with guest soloist Francesca Dego. Experience it live in the Ulster Hall, 8 April 2022!

Ulster Hall
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Ulster Orchestra: Music for Good Friday

0.27 KM
Fri, 15 Apr 2022, 7:45pm

This Good Friday, conductor Christoph Altstaedt presents a selection of music that reflects on life, death and the quest to find inner peace.

Ulster Hall
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