The Ulster Orchestra has announced the start of its new 2021-2022 season with a special opening concert in Ulster Hall.
he concert on Friday, September 24 will feature its new conductor Daniele Rustioni, and will include a popular program of music by Dvorak and Brahms as well as that of the lesser-known 19th-century French composer Louise Farrenc.
In an online statement to subscribers and supporters, Orchestra management said: âWe missed you. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re absolutely delighted to tell you that we can once again bring you some wonderful concerts. It has been too long since the extended family of the Ulster Orchestra last came together to share great music. Our special concert on September 24 will be a homecoming at Ulster Hall like no other.
The opening concert will be socially distanced and only 300 tickets are available.
Management also announced: âWe have decided to split the remaining season to be able to meet the ever-changing restrictions, so five more concerts will follow between October and December. These will go on sale from 5 p.m. on Friday, September 10, and we’ll give you more details next week.
âFinally, we are planning our usual Christmas festivities, but with no further updates on the restrictions, we will delay their going on sale at a later date, but please keep an eye out for future newsletters for more details as we go. as we have them. “
The orchestra spent time in Waterfront Hall during the pandemic and recorded a series of concerts for the national BBC 3 Radio network, and featured, among others, its conductor Rustioni, as well as its conductor principal honorary Jac van Steen and Ulster-born concert pianist Barry Douglas.
Reservation opens online on Saturday September 4th at 10am and a special ticket phone number has been set up, and is open from 12pm to 2pm Monday to Friday on 02890334456. Reservation is also available online at ulsterorchestra. org.uk.