Belfast Telegraph

Classical: Orchestra performing on your doorstep

 

By Rathcol

Ulster Orchestra. Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich, Tonight, 8pm: The 'On Your Doorstep' series of concerts seeks to bring the orchestra and its players to new venues across Northern Ireland.

Tonight, the orchestra with well-known Irish composer and gaeilgeoir Neil Martin present a programme in Belfast in which they will explore both Tchaikovsky's sunny masterpiece Souvenir de Florence and what it means to make chamber music together.

This will be an informal evening, presented in Irish and English, and hopes to attract first time concertgoers.

For tickets, costing £3 or £5, tel: 9096 4180 or visit culturlann.ie.

Chamber Choir Ireland

St Thomas' Church, Belfast

Tomorrow, 7.30pm

Chamber Choir Ireland, in association with Moving on Music, makes one of its regular visits to Belfast. Paul Hillier conducts the choir in Pigeons on the Grass Alas which is described as 'amongst other things, a celebration of Gertrude Stein and her way with words'.

Taking its name from Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein's opera Four Saints In Three Acts, extracts of which will be performed alongside work from John Cage, Howard Skempton and Gavin Bryars, composers who, like Stein, are inspired by the music of Erik Satie.

Tickets cost £10 or £13 and are available at the door.

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