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 this year.
Our Next Concert:
Our next performance will be in the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, on Saturday 1st June, when we will be presenting 'Television Classics' - an evening of classical music used as popular TV themes or in well known adverts. Join us for an evening of great melodies, and spot that tune!
Conductor: David Openshaw
Saturday 1st June 2013 at 7.30pm
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
This special evening includes timeless themes such as The Lone Ranger, Monty Python and The Onedin Line, as well as The Apprentice, Jonathon Creek, The Sky at Night and The Horse of the Year Show amongst many others. And a few surprise items too!
We look forward to seeing you there!
BBC Radio 3 - Play to the Nation
The orchestra recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for the first time! The 'Play to the Nation' season showcased amateur orchestras from across the UK, and the SSO performed the third movement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade which was recorded at our Havelock Nelson Concert in the Whitla Hall, Belfast, in April 2008.News Archive