Ulster Orchestra

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The Ulster Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based in Belfast, the only full-time professional orchestra in Northern Ireland. The orchestra plays the majority of its concerts in Belfast's Ulster Hall and Waterfront Hall. It gives concerts across Northern Ireland, including performances at the Belfast Festival, the Wexford Opera Festival, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Since 1985, the Orchestra has been a regular visitor to The Proms. The orchestra currently employs 63 full-time musicians and 17 administrative support staff.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 An Irish Symphony / A Comedy Overture Hamilton Harty; The Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1983 Piano Concerto / In Ireland / With the Wild Geese Sir Hamilton Harty; Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Malcolm Binns 1
1983 Symphony no. 4 / Tintagel Arnold Bax; Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1983 Tone Poems Arnold Bax; Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1985 Tone Poems, Volume 2: Into the Twilight / In the Faery Hills / Roscatha / The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew Sir Arnold Bax; Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1986 Britten: Four Sea Interludes / Passacaglia / Bridge: The Sea / Bax: On the Sea Shore Benjamin Britten, Frank Bridge, Sir Arnold Bax; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
1987 Concert Overtures Antonín Dvořák; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
1988 Symphony in G Minor / Overture for a Masque Ernest John Moeran; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
1989 Three Rhapsodies / In the Mountain Country Ernest John Moeran; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Margaret Fingerhut 1
1990 Moeran: Serenade in G / Nocturne / Warlock: Capriol Suite / Serenade Ernest John Moeran, Peter Warlock; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Hugh Mackey, The Renaissance Singers 1
1990 Violin Concerto / Lonely Waters/ Whythorne's Shadow Ernest John Moeran; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Lydia Mordkovitch 1
1994 Violin Favourites Yan Pascal Tortelier, Ulster Orchestra 1
1998 The Piano Concerto / Where the Bee Dances Michael Nyman; Ulster Orchestra, John Lenehan, Simon Haram, Takuo Yuasa 1
2000 Violin Concerto / Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten / Company Philip Glass; Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa, Adele Anthony 1
2000 Verklärte Nacht / Chamber Symphony No. 2 / Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene Arnold Schönberg; Ulster Orchestra, 湯浅卓雄 1
2000 Tabula Rasa / Symphony No. 3 / Collage Arvo Pärt; Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa, Lesley Hatfield, Rebecca Hirsch 1
2004 Debussy Complete Works for Orchestra Claude Debussy; Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier 1
2004 Classical Favourites Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
2006 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 39: Delius: Piano Concerto in C minor / Ireland: Piano Concerto in E-flat major / Legend Frederick Delius, John Ireland; Ulster Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones, Piers Lane 1
2006 BBC Music, Volume 14, Number 11: Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 / Nielsen: Symphony no. 1 Sibelius, Nielsen; BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Joseph Swensen, Ulster Orchestra, János Fürst 1
2012 Cotswolds Symphony / Walt Whitman Overture / Indra / Japanese Suite / A Winter Idyll Holst; Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta 1
2012 BBC Music, Volume 20, Number 10: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Symphonic Dances Sergey Rachmaninov; Barry Douglas, Ulster Orchestra, Michał Dworzyński, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Olari Elts 1
2014 In the Mountain Country / Rhapsodies / Overture for a Masque Ernest John Moeran; Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Benjamin Frith 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suites; Nursery Suites Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1991 An Irish Rhapsody Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Vernon Handley 2
1998 Symphony in G minor / Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra / Overture for a Masque Ernest John Moeran; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Margaret Fingerhut 2
2003 Orchestral Works, Volume 3: November Woods / The Happy Forest / The Garden of Fand / Summer Music / Tintagel Sir Arnold Bax; Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
2003 Orchestral Works, Volume 4: The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew / Into the Twilight / In the Faery Hills / Roscatha / A Legend / On the Sea Shore Sir Arnold Bax; Ulster Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Vernon Handley 1

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