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:


4 May 2017 - Brian McBryan

Congratulations to the SSO on your 70th Anniversary from the Dublin Orchestral Players!  We share the same heritage as were also founded by Havelock Nelson - just a few years before the SSO, and we celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2015!  I am delighted to see you have archive copies on your website of the programmes from 1985 & 1987 when the DOP & SSO did joint concerts in Dublin & Belfast!

.... just to get a plug in... The Dublin Orchestral Players will be performing in the Ulster Hall this Saturday 6th May 2017, with 4 choirs and the highly talented young Violinist Patrick Rafter.  We would love to see some of you at our concert! 

Best wishes to you all for the rest of your celebration year!


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


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