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  • Lots of fun at our Christmas Concert!
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 26 Nov 2023
    We enjoyed a magical evening at last night's Christmas Concert in the Island Arts Centre!  A special thanks to our young helpers who joined the percussion section for an energetic Sleigh Ride - you were amazing! 

    Thank you to our guest conductor Philip Walton for leading us so diligently over the last few weeks and for compèring the concert. Congratulations to our leader Zuzanna Edmonds for her incredible performance of Vivaldi's Winter from The Four Seasons.

    Our thanks also go to the whole committee for putting together all the arrangements.  

    And to you, our lovely audience, thank you once again for your support!  Merry Christmas!
  • Tickets are now on sale for our Christmas Concert!
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 1 Nov 2023
    Certain to warm the heart of even Ebenezer Scrooge, the Studio Symphony Orchestra returns to the Island Hall, Lisburn on Saturday 25th November for a Christmas Concert guaranteed to get everyone in a festive mood!

    Get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful evening of music making - just the thing to get the festive season off to a great start!

    Tickets are now on sale

    Find out more by heading to our events page
  • A wonderful start to our 76th season!
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 15 Oct 2023
     A huge SSO thank you to everyone who came along to our Autumn Concert last night! We were treated to a wonderful performance of Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No.1 by Rosalie Curlett - well done, Rozzie!

    Congratulations to our leader Zuzanna and all our players and a special mention must go to our guest conductor Tanya Houghton. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tanya over the last few weeks and sincerely hope that there will be an opportunity for her to join us again in the near future.

    Thank you also to everyone on the SSO committee for putting the whole concert together.

    To see more photos from this concert, head to our Photos section!
  • A warm welcome to Tanya!
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 10 Sep 2023
    A warm SSO welcome to Tanya Houghton who will be our conductor for the opening concert of our 76th season!

    A talented harpist, singer and musical director, Tanya brings a wealth of professional experience to the rostrum and we are enjoying our rehearsals under her direction.

    Learn more about Tanya by visiting our Conductors page.
  • Welcome to our 76th season!
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 3 Sep 2023
    As the days get shorter, it's time for us to head back to rehearsals and get our 76th season underway!

    Key dates for your diary include:
    • Autumn concert on Saturday 14th October in St.Comgall's Parish Centre, Bangor
    • Christmas concert on Saturday 25th November in the Island Hall, Lisburn
    • Orchestral Masterpieces concert on Saturday 9th March in the Elmwood Hall, QUB, Belfast
    • Summer concert on Saturday 18th May in St.Comgall's Parish Centre, Bangor
    You can find out more about each concert by visiting our Upcoming Events page.  You can also join our Mailing List to receive regular updates straight to your inbox!
  • Welcome Zuzanna!
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2023

    We are delighted to have appointed Zuzanna Edmonds as our new leader. Zuzanna is a current member of the Ulster Orchestra, and brings a wealth of professional experience to the role. Her first concert with us was in June and was a great success. We enjoy working with her enormously and look forward to many more concerts together! 
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