Upcoming Events

University Of Limerick Orchestra is vibrant and active orchestra with several large scale events held annually which are listed below. Check whats coming up and we hope to see you there!!

Prom Concert 2017

This year UL Orchestra celebrates it's 25th year in operation. The orchestra started in 1992 in a small room on campus with 23 members and the inaugural concert was to mark the first year of the Schrodinger building being in use. Since then this community orchestra has grown to over 70 members and has become a fully fledged Symphony Orchestra. This is a remarkable resource to have which is run entirely by volunteers. That said the Orchestra would not be here today if it wasn't for Dr. Ed Walsh who approached Anne Ross to start the orchestra. We would not still be here without the support of the University of Limerick itself as well as the Irish Chamber Orchestra. To mark this occasion we are going to perform The Green Brook Suite by Holst which was one of the first pieces performed by this Orchestra 25 years ago. 

 

We have a fantastic summer prom concert planned. We are very glad to have Maria Ryan as our soloist playing the Mozart Violin Concerto in A Major. Maria is a Limerick native who studied in the Limerick School of Music and the graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Music from the Cork School of Music. She is currently in her second year of a Masters in String Performance.

 

We will also be performing a piece that is being specially commissioned for ULO to mark the 25th Anniversary. This is being composed by Anne-Marie O'Farrell who is composer in residence in Mary Immaculate College. We are very lucky to have such a resource available to us and are very excited about giving the world premiere of this work on the 6th of May.

 

Seeing as we rehearse and perform very close to a tributary of the Shannon our next choice was inspired by this theme - we will be performing The Moldau by Smetana

In the spirit of the Proms we shall also be playing some Marches and some Waltzes including Radetzky March (Strauss), Prima Vera Waltz (Strauss) and Waltz from Masquerade (Khachaturian).

 

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