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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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Florida Suite: IV. At Night on Delius: Florida Suite / North Country Sketches / On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Frederick Delius & Vernon Handley
Violin Concerto: II. - on Glass, P.: Violin Concerto / Company / Prelude From Akhnaten by Philip Glass
L'apprenti sorcier on Dukas: Essential Paul Dukas by Paul Dukas, Margaret Fingerhut & Yan Pascal Tortelier
Cello Concerto: II. Adagio on Moeran: Cello Concerto - Serenade by Ernest John Moeran & Joann Falletta
Company: II. — on Glass: Works for Orchestra by Philip Glass, Adele Anthony & Takuo Yuasa
The Sea: I. Seascape on Britten: 4 Sea Interludes / Passacaglia / Bridge: The Sea by Vernon Handley
Summer Music on Bax: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3: November Woods / Tintagel / Summer Music by Arnold Bax, Ulster Orchestra & Bryden Thomson
Violin Concerto: I. — on Glass: Works for Orchestra by Philip Glass, Adele Anthony & Takuo Yuasa
The Protecting Veil: The Dormition of the Mother of God on Tavener: Protecting Veil / In Alium by John Tavener & Takuo Yuasa
Akhnaten: Act I: Prelude on Glass: Works for Orchestra by Philip Glass, Adele Anthony & Takuo Yuasa

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Title Artist Year Type
Cello Concertos Nos. 1 And 2 / Irish RhapsodyVictor Herbert, Mark Kosower, Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta2016Album
Piano ConcertosDaniel Steibelt - Howard Shelley, Ulster Orchestra2016Album
Orchestral Works • 2 - Symphony No.2/Oedipus Prelude/Poseidon & AmphitriteJohn Knowles Paine, Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta2015Album
In The Mountain Country / Rhapsodies / Overture For A MasqueErnest John Moeran – Benjamin Frith, Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta2014Album
Dussek: Piano ConcertosJan Ladislav Dusík, Howard Shelley, Ulster Orchestra2014Album
Symphony No.1, The Tempest, As You Like It OvertureJohn Knowles Paine, JoAnn Falletta, Ulster Orchestra2013Album
Moeran: Cello Concerto - SerenadeGuy Johnston, Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Rebekah Coffey2013Album
Cotswolds SymphonyGustav Holst – Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta2012Album
At The Waterfront, BelfastHorslips And Ulster Orchestra2011Album
Live At The Waterfront, BelfastFoy Vance With Ulster Orchestra2009Album
Concerto For Two Pianos (Three Hands) / Concerto For Piano DuetMalcolm Arnold, Phillip Dyson, Kevin Sargent, Ulster Orchestra, Esa Heikkilä2007Album
On The Sea-Shore / The Sea / Four Sea Interludes And Passacaglia / The Fisherman Of Loch Neagh And What He SawArnold Bax / Frank Bridge / Benjamin Britten / Charles Villiers Stanford / Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley2007Compil.
The Essential DeliusFrederick Delius, Ulster Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra2007Compil.
The Essential Paul DukasPaul Dukas — Margaret Fingerhut, Ulster Orchestra • BBC Philharmonic / Yan Pascal Tortelier2006Compil.
Piano Concerto • Fantasy Scenes • Comedy OvertureSir Hamilton Harty, Peter Donohoe, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa2006Album
Piano Concerto In C Minor Op 17 (Original Version) / Piano Concerto In E Flat Major / LegendFrederick Delius / John Ireland, Piers Lane, Ulster Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones2006Album
Concierto De Aranjuez / The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 1 / Dances From Don QuixoteJoaquín Rodrigo, Manuel De Falla, Roberto Gerhard, Eduardo Fernández, Ulster Orchestra, Josep Caballé-Domenech, Adrian Leaper2005Album
Violin Concerto In E Minor / Grand SymphonyTasmin Little - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Carl Czerny2005Album
A John Field Suite / The Londonderry Air / In Ireland / Suite From Handel's 'Water Music'Sir Hamilton Harty, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson2005Album
Violin Concerto / Improvisations For Violin And OrchestraEdmund Rubbra, Krysia Osostowicz, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa2005Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 / Suite No. 3 In GPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Alexander Melnikov, Alexander Titov, Vladimir Altschuler2005Album
Violin Concerto - Lonely Waters - Whythorne's Shadow - Cello ConcertoErnest John Moeran, Lydia Mordkovitch, Raphael Wallfisch, Ulster Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Vernon Handley, Norman Del Mar2004Album
Les Malheurs De Sophie · ConcertinoJean Françaix, Ulster Orchestra, Philippe Cassard, Thierry Fischer2004Album
Symphony In G Minor • Rhapsody For Piano And Orchestra • Overture For A MasqueErnest John Moeran / Margaret Fingerhut • Ulster Orchestra • Vernon Handley2004Compil.
Symphony In F Major 'Triumph And Peace'Kosaku Yamada • Ulster Orchestra • The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra • Takuo Yuasa2004Album
Piano ConcertosAlan Rawsthorne, Peter Donohoe, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa2003Album
Six Irish Rhapsodies Piano Concerto No. 2 Down Among The Dead MenCharles Villiers Stanford, Margaret Fingerhut, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley2003Compil.
Rare French Works For Violin And OrchestraJoseph Canteloube ∙ Gabriel Fauré ∙ Ernest Guiraud ∙ Édouard Lalo ∙ Camille Saint-Saëns, Philippe Graffin, Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer2002Album
Passacaglia • Symphony • Five PiecesAnton Webern - Ulster Orchestra • Takuo Yuasa2001Album
Suites Nos. 1 and 2 / Hamlet and OpheliaEdward MacDowell - Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa2001Album
Violin Concerto • Prelude And Dance From Akhnaten • CompanyPhilip Glass - Adele Anthony • Ulster Orchestra • Takuo Yuasa2000Album
Orchestral Works: Tabula Rasa • Collage Über BACH • Symphony No. 3Arvo Pärt - Ulster Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa / Leslie Hatfield / Rebecca Hirsch2000Album
The Protecting Veil / In AliumJohn Tavener, Maria Kliegel, Eileen Hulse, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa1999Album
Orchestral Works, Volumes 1-4Claude Debussy -- Ulster Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier1999Album
The Piano Concerto - Where The Bee Dances (For Saxophone And Orchestra)Michael Nyman, John Lenehan, Simon Haram, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa1998Album
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel • TrystJames MacMillan, Colin Currie, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa1998Album
Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto / Lonely Waters / Whythorne's ShadowErnest John Moeran - Lydia Mordkovitch, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Norman Del Mar1998Album
A Colour Symphony / The Enchantress / Cello ConcertoArthur Bliss / Linda Finnie, Raphael Wallfisch, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1997Compil.
Behind The Closed EyeAnúna With Ulster Orchestra1997Album
Peer Gynt Suites Nos 1 & 2 / Lyric Suite / Piano ConcertoEdvard Grieg, Margaret Fingerhut, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1996Album
Orchestral Works, Volume 3Claude Debussy - Ulster Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier1995Album
Symphonies 1-7Charles Villiers Stanford, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1994Album
Daphnis Et Chloé (Complete Ballet) / La ValseMaurice Ravel / Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1993Album
Rapsodie Espagnole / Alborada Del Gracioso / Don Quichotte à Dulcinée / Tzigane / Pavan Pour Une Infante Défunte / BoleroMaurice Ravel / Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1993Album
Shehérazade: Ouverture De Féérie • Trois Poèmes / Introduction Et Allegro / L'Eventail De Jéanne: Fanfare / TrioMaurice Ravel / Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1993Album
Tintagel / Nympholept / Paean / Christmas Eve / Dance Of Wild Irravel / Festival OvertureArnold Bax, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1993Album
Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales / Menuet Antique / Le Zombeau de Couperin / Une Barque Sur L'océan / Ma Mère L'OyeMaurice Ravel / Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1993Album
Symphony No. 1 / Irish Rhapsody No. 2Charles Villiers Stanford – Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1992Album
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune - Ravel - Daphnis et ChloéUlster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1991Album
Cello Concerto / Hymn To Apollo / The EnchantressArthur Bliss - Raphael Wallfisch, Linda Finnie, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1991Album
Symphony No. 2 In D Minor 'Elegiac' / Clarinet ConcertoCharles Villiers Stanford - Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Janet Hilton1991Album
Symphony No.2 · Symphony No.3 "Organ"Camille Saint-Saëns, Gillian Weir, Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1990Album
The Complete SymphoniesThe London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Arnold Bax1990Album
Symphony No. 4 In F Major / Irish Rhapsody No. 6 / Oedipus Rex PreludeCharles Villiers Stanford, Lydia Mordkovitch, Ulster Orchestra Conducted By Vernon Handley1990Album
The Relief Of Derry SymphonyShaun Davey, Ulster Orchestra, Liam O'Flynn, Rita Connolly, Gerard McChrystal1990Album
Symphony No. 7 In D Minor / Irish Rhapsody No. 3 For Cello & Orchestra / Concert Piece For Organ & OrchestraCharles Villiers Stanford - Raphael Wallfisch, Gillian Weir, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1990Album
Serenade • Nocturne • Capriol Suite • SerenadeErnest John Moeran, Peter Warlock, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1990Album
La Péri / L'Apprenti Sorcier / Suite Pastorale / EspañaPaul Dukas / Emmanuel Chabrier - Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1990Album
Violin Concerto / Lonely Waters / Whythorne's ShadowErnest John Moeran, Lydia Mordkovitch, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1990Album
From The Relief Of DerryShaun Davey With The Ulster Orchestra Conducted By Gearóid Grant1990Single
Three Rhapsodies / In The Mountain CountryErnest John Moeran - Margaret Fingerhut, Ulster Orchestra · Vernon Handley1989Album
La Boîte à Joujoux / Ma Mère L'OyeClaude Debussy / Maurice Ravel - Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1989Album
Serenade N°1 / Variations On A Theme By HaydnJohannes Brahms, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1989Album
Romantic FavouritesUlster Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms1989Album
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Concert Variations upon an English Theme 'Down Among the Dead Men'Charles Villiers Stanford, Margaret Fingerhut, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1989Album
Carmen / L'Arlésienne SuitesGeorges Bizet, Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier1989Album
Symphony In G Minor / Overture For A MasqueErnest John Moeran / Ulster Orchestra Conductor Vernon Handley1988Album
More Classical Pieces, The Ulster Orchestra In Association With Tyrone CrystalUlster Orchestra / Bryden Thomson1988Single
Symphony No. 5 In D Major 'L'Allegro Ed Il Penseroso', Irish Rhapsody No. 4Charles Villiers Stanford, Vernon Handley, Ulster Orchestra1988Album
Symphony No. 6 In E Flat Major, Irish Rhapsody No. 1Charles Villiers Stanford, Vernon Handley, Ulster Orchestra1988Album
A Colour Symphony / Checkmate SuiteArthur Bliss - Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1987Album
Peer Gynt Suite N°1Edvard Grieg, Vernon Handley, Ulster Orchestra1987Album
Symphony No.3 In F Minor 'Irish' / Irish Rhapsody No.5Charles Villiers Stanford, Ulster Orchestra Conducted By Vernon Handley1987Album
Peer Gynt, Suite No.1 / Sigurd Jorsalfar / Symphonic Dances / Two Elegiac MelodiesEdvard Grieg, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1987Album
In Nature's Realm; Carnival; Othello; Scherzo CapricciosoAntonín Dvořák, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1986Album
Four Sea Interludes / The Sea / On The Sea ShoreBenjamin Britten / Frank Bridge / Arnold Bax – Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1986Album
Florida Suite / North Country SketchesFrederick Delius, Ulster Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley1986Album
Tone Poems Vol. 2Arnold Bax - Bryden Thomson • Ulster Orchestra1985Album
Tone PoemsArnold Bax, Bryden Thomson, Ulster Orchestra1984Album
A John Field Suite - The Londonderry Air - Suite From Handel's Water Music: Arrangements For OrchestraUlster Orchestra, Sir Hamilton Harty1984Album
Tone PoemsArnold Bax, Bryden Thomson, Ulster Orchestra1983Album
Symphony No. 4 / TintagelArnold Bax - Bryden Thomson, Ulster Orchestra1983Album
Piano Concerto / In Ireland / With The Wild GeeseSir Hamilton Harty - Malcolm Binns, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1983Album
The Wand Of Youth Suites / Nursery SuiteSir Edward Elgar - Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1983Album
The Children Of Lir / Ode To A NightingaleSir Hamilton Harty, Heather Harper, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1982Album
An Irish Symphony / A Comedy OvertureSir Hamilton Harty, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1981Album
Violin Concerto / Variations On A Dublin AirSir Hamilton Harty - Ralph Holmes, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1979Album
Orchestral MusicSir Hamilton Harty - Ralph Holmes, Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1979Album
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