Studio Symphony Orchestra
70th SEASON AT A GLANCE
Battle of the Somme - Film

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Saturday 15th October 2016, 8.00 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw

A screening of the Imperial War Museum's iconic 1916 film "The Battle of the Somme" with live orchestral accompaniment specially composed by Laura Rossi. Presented as part of the Somme 100 Centenary tour.


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Autumn Concert

Stranmillis College Theatre, Belfast

Saturday 26th November 2016, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw
Contralto: Jenny Bourke


Vaughan Williams
Overture "The Wasps"

Elgar
Sea Pictures

Brahms
Symphony No.4


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70th Anniversary Concert

Ulster Hall, Belfast

Saturday 25th March 2017, 7.45 pm


Conductor: David Openshaw
Piano: Michael McHale


Wagner

Prelude to Act III, Lohengrin

Schumann
Piano Concerto

Mahler
Symphony No.1


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Summer Concert

Provincial Hall, Rosemary Street, Belfast

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 7.45 pm

Conductor: David Openshaw
Violin: Tamás Kocsis


Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien

Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.2 "Little Russian"


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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 in this special 70th Anniversary year.

Our Next Concert:

Our next performance will be our Summer Concert in the Provincial Hall, Rosemary Street, Belfast on Saturday 3rd June at 7.45pm.

Conductor: David Openshaw
Violin: Tamás Kocsis


Programme:

Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.2 "Little Russian"


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We look forward to seeing you there!

Latest 70th Birthday Greetings:


5 Mar 2017 - Carol McEvoy, Former Member

Hi folks.  Just want to thank SSO for including me in a fabulous 28 years of making music, including 45 symphonies, 40 concerti, and over 100 incidental pieces.  What a blast!  Yes, who could forget the IDB Variations and its flamboyant composer.

Wishing SSO the very best of birthdays.  xx


17 Nov 2016
- Terry de Winne

Happy birthday!  Anybody remember "Variations and Musical Quotations on the theme of IDB TV Jingle 'Come on, Northern Ireland, come on!' for Mezzo Soprano, optional Choir or Audience Participation (you'll be lucky!), solo Lambeg Drum, solo Bodhran, optional Organ and Symphony Orchstra" Dished up by (the late lamented) D. F. Bell (1985)?

[Yes Terry, we performed this piece FIVE times! It was included in a Belfast Proms concert on 13th June 1987 with Nicholas Cleobury conducting (goodness knows what he made of it!) and it featured in a series of Community Concerts we gave in 1997, in places including Fivemiletown and Bushmills. Thanks for sharing!]


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