Studio Symphony Orchestra
Classics for Children

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Saturday 11th October 2014, 7.15 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw
Narrator: Noel Thompson

A Children's Overture

Toy Symphony

Peter and the Wolf

The Wand of Youth

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Christmas Concert

Venue TBC

Saturday 29th November 2014, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw

Join us for our Christmas Concert, guaranteed to get everyone in a festive mood!  We’ll be performing a selection of music with a seasonal theme at this popular annual event.  

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Havelock Nelson Concert

Ulster Hall, Belfast

Saturday 28th February 2015, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw
Horn: Paul Klein

March Slave

Franz Strauss
Horn Concerto

Dag Wiren
Serenade for Strings

Pictures at an Exhibition

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St. George's Concert

Venue TBC, Belfast

Saturday 18th April 2015, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw

Symphony No.5 "Reformation"

Mass in C



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Summer Concert

Venue TBC

Saturday 6th June 2015, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw

Irish Rhapsody No.4

Vaughan Williams
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

James Joyce Song Cycle

Handel arr. Harty
Water Music Suite

'The Fair Day' from 'An Irish Symphony'

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Clarinet Sheet Music

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 concert will be a Christmas Concert. Full details will be published here shortly when arrangements have been finalised.






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BBC Radio 3 - Play to the Nation

BBC Radio 3The 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.

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