Whilst I’ve always enjoyed classical music, it’s only in recent years that I went along to the various live concerts and realised what I had been missing!
We’re very lucky in Northern Ireland to have an orchestra that is so accessible. Most concerts are played in the Ulster and Waterfront halls, however, as part of the Ulster Orchestra’s mission is to enrich the lives of people living in Northern Ireland, they provide a touring programme playing to a diverse audience right across Northern Ireland.
The Ulster Orchestra was founded in 1966 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in the 2016/17 season. Renowned Chief Conductor, Rafael Payare leads the orchestra and if you haven’t been to one of their concerts – make it a priority.
You don’t have to be an expert in classical music or know every piece to enjoy the concerts. The music, the atmosphere, the talented musicians, all make for a wonderful afternoon or evening out. It’s relaxing, uplifting and fun! They have also linked up with Ten Square, where you can enjoy a pre concert lunch or afternoon tea before the afternoon concerts at a discounted rate.
Their website has lots if information, where you can keep up to date on upcoming events. There is something to suit every taste, schedule and budget and it is a truly wonderful experience.
You can hop-off the Belfast City Sightseeing tour at stop number 11 to visit ‘Ten Square’… City Sightseeing can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our tour office on 028 90 321 321. We look forward to seeing you soon!