Writing in a minor key had great significance for Mozart and the resulting piece was always special. So it is with one of his greatest works played by Ulster Orchestra conductor/ soloist, Howard Shelley.
Setting the scene for an evening of heroism and passion is the equally dramatic overture Beethoven wrote as part of his incidental music for Goethe’s play Egmont and closes with his Eroica, originally to be dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, before he proclaimed himself Emperor. Angry, Beethoven rededicated it ‘to celebrate the memory of a great man’ the term heroic could equally well apply to the work itself.
Join the Ulster Orchestra at the Ardhowen for a popular mix of classical music featuring one of the finest compositions of the Baroque era – Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3. The Orchestra’s Leader, Tamás Kocsis, directs and Associate Leader, Ioana Petcu-Colan, is the soloist for Mozart’s lyrical Fourth Violin Concerto.
Hear the Orchestra ‘tick tock’ as it plays Haydn’s Symphony No.101, The Clock, and enjoy Puccini’s floral tribute – I Cristantemi.
Join the Ulster Orchestra at the Saint Patrick’s Festival closing Concert for a popular mix of classical music featuring one of the finest compositions of the Baroque era – Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3. The Orchestra’s Leader, Tamás Kocsis, directs and Associate Leader, Ioana Petcu-Colan, is the soloist for Mozart’s lyrical Fourth Violin Concerto.
Hear the Orchestra ‘tick tock’ as it plays Haydn’s Symphony No.101, The Clock, and enjoy Puccini’s floral tribute – Crisantemi.
St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh Mon 18 Mar, 8 pm £15
Win tickets to see the Ulster Orchestra’s ‘Diversions’ at the Ulster Hall, Belfast.
Finghin Collins plays Britten’s Diversions, originally commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein, a fine concert pianist himself who lost his right arm during the First World War and was determined to continue his career as a soloist.
Alongside Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, a towering work in the Russian symphonic repertoire, Britten’s piece displays with aplomb what can be achieved when the pianist is faced with such a challenge. Mozart’s Paris symphony provides an effervescent opening to the evening.
We’ve got a pair of tickets for Diversions on 19th April to give away to one lucky winner courtesy of the Ulster Orchestra.
Saint George’s Singers and the Studio Symphony Orchestra come together to perform Mozart’s Requiem, featuring Rebekah Coffey (soprano), Jenny Bourke (contralto), Glenn Tweedie (tenor) and David Robertson (bass). The programme will also include Mozart’s Overture ‘Don Giovanni’ and Schubert’s Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’. Ulster Hall, Belfast Sat 16 Feb, 7.45 pm
£15/£12 conc Book Online or call 028 9033 4455
In advance of February’s International Festival of Chamber Music, the full programme has been released. Highlights include the Razumovsky Ensemble playing Schumann, Ravel and Tchaikovsky and the Royal String Quartet playing Mozart, Szymanowski and Beethoven.
To view the programme in full, click on More Info.
Buy a Festival Pass for only £65 here. International Festival of Chamber Music, QUB Belfast Thurs 21 Feb – Sun 24 Feb, various times £65 Festival Saver ticket
£15/ £12/ £10/ £5
Anyone who has seen Peter Shaffer’s stage play Amadeus, or the Oscar-winning movie of the same name, will know that behind the refined veneer of 18th century opera lies numerous stories of intrigue, seething jealousy and sabotage.
Join NI Opera for a fascinating look at the hidden underbelly of opera. Featuring stunning music by Handel, Mozart, JC Bach and Nicola Porpora, this Out to Lunch concert will take you behind the scenes and into the darker corners of the opera world.
Introducing three great young opera talents; Soprano Laura Sheerin from Derry, baritone Aaron O’Hare from Co. Down, and mezzo-soprano Laura Murphy from Wexford are all current members of NI Opera’s Young Artists’ Programme.Mark Chambers, Vocal Facilitator of the programme, will provide the background context, and Gail Evans will accompany the singers.
Sex, subterfuge and snuff – the perfect ingredients for a lunchtime concert!
BMS is delighted to feature the Cantabile String Quartet, with Belfast cellist David Sloan, recent finalists at the Sandor Vegh String Quartet Competition in Budapest. This short concert includes music by Mozart, Haydn, Wolf and Lajtha and acts as a ‘taster’ and ticket booking opportunity for the 2013 International Festival of Chamber Music.
You can also enjoy delicious complimentary refreshments courtesy of Direct Wine Shipments and Radisson Blu Hotel.
Please note: this event usually has a capacity audience and there is restricted seating at the venue: prior reservation is essential.
Campbell College is proud to present a programme of fine classical music starring Sinfonietta and giving music students from the College and Bloomfield Collegiate the opportunity to perform with Northern Ireland’s premier Chamber Ensemble.
The concert will take place on 10th November 2012 at 19.30 and will feature a programme of music from the very best of Mozart such as ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’, and ‘Horn Concerto No.4 in E Flat’ to Albinoni’s ‘Adagio for Organ and Strings’ and Tchaikovsky ‘Serenade for Strings (waltz)’.
The concert will be led by Tamas Kocsis, the current leader of the Ulster Orchestra who at the age of nine was accepted at the Liszt Academy of Music Budapest, Hungary. Tamás has previous held Concertmaster positions with the Fort Worth Symphony, the Savannah Symphony and the Orlando Philharmonic and we are delighted to welcome him to our stage.
They are also delighted to feature the Campbell College Choir and the Colleguim Choral Ensemble from Bloomfield Collegiate. Terrific music-making, plus a few surprises!
Saturday 10th November 2012
Campbell College, Belmont Road, Belfast
7.30pm Pre-concert reception with a complimentary glass of wine
£16.00 Adult / £5.00 Students / £14.00 Concession