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 in the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn on Saturday 11th October 2014, when we will be presenting a special evening of "Classics for Children". BBC NI's Noel Thompson will narrate the story of Peter and the Wolf, and the concert will also feature the Suzuki Kids. Suzuki is a world renowned method that teaches violin playing to children, and some of the marvellous local Suzuki students will be performing with the orchestra. Please note the early concert start time.
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
Saturday 11th October 2014 at 7.15pm
Conductor: David Openshaw
Narrator: Noel Thompson
A Children's Overture
Haydn - Toy Symphony
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
Elgar - The Wand of Youth
Plus a few surprise items...!
Tickets are available from the Island Arts Centre website.
Download a wolf mask to colour in and bring along, or come early and create one before the concert.
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