Ulster Orchestra welcomes two esteemed Irish Conductors for their first digital concerts

The Ulster Orchestra has announced a new series online classical concerts for April, with two Irish Conductors, Sinead Hayes and Robert Houlihan, joining them on the virtual stage from the socially-distanced setting of the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

The Ulster Orchestra

Sinead Hayes conducts the first concert, Fanfare for Spring, on Friday 2 April which offers an Easter-themed programme of Stravinsky, Mozart and Haydn and features Orchestra Leader, Tamás Kocsis as soloist, while Robert Houlihan leads the Ulster Orchestra in the second concert, Siegfried and Schubert, on Friday 16 April.

"This past year has been so difficult for us all," says Sinead, "but I loved catching up with the Ulster Orchestra musicians via their #UOLetsPlayAtHome videos during the lockdowns. So to have a chance to work with the musicians in real life, in the same room, on some fantastic music by Stravinsky, Mozart and Haydn - well, that is pretty special."

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"This past year has been so difficult for us all," says Sinead, "but I loved catching up with the Ulster Orchestra musicians via their #UOLetsPlayAtHome videos during the lockdowns. So to have a chance to work with the musicians in real life, in the same room, on some fantastic music by Stravinsky, Mozart and Haydn - well, that is pretty special."

Tickets are available now here and each concert will be available to purchase and watch for thirty days after the performance date.