Studio Symphony Orchestra
Battle of the Somme - Film

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Saturday 15th October 2016, 8.00 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw

A screening of the Imperial War Museum's iconic 1916 film "The Battle of the Somme" with live orchestral accompaniment specially composed by Laura Rossi. Presented as part of the Somme 100 Centenary tour.

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Autumn Concert

Stranmillis College Theatre, Belfast

Saturday 26th November 2016, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw
Contralto: Jenny Bourke

Vaughan Williams
Overture "The Wasps"

Sea Pictures

Symphony No.4

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70th Anniversary Concert

Ulster Hall, Belfast

Saturday 25th March 2017, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw
Piano: Michael McHale


Prelude to Act III, Lohengrin

Piano Concerto

Symphony No.1

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Summer Concert

Provincial Hall, Rosemary Street, Belfast

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw
Violin: Tamás Kocsis

Capriccio Italien

Violin Concerto

Symphony No.2 "Little Russian"

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The Studio Symphony Orchestra is a recognised leader in amateur music making in Northern Ireland, attracting skilled musicians from across the country and performing regular public concerts in a number of local venues. The orchestra is professionally directed by members of the Ulster Orchestra and performs to a very high standard.

The orchestra works regularly with the most talented young local musicians, providing them the opportunity to give concerto performances and gain valuable experience. It specialises in staging large scale works which deserve to be heard live but which are rarely staged professionally due to the costs involved. Browse our archive to find many examples of past performances.

We look forward to welcoming old friends and new audiences to our performances throughout the season.

Our Next Concert:

Our next performance will be the opening concert of our 71st season. Details will be published soon!




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