UL Orchestra Christmas Concert is coming to the University Concert Hall on December 3rd to get the people of Limerick excited for the holidays.
Under the baton of Liam Daly, UL Orchestra Christmas Concert will showcase performances of Beethoven’s dramatic Egmont Overture, Borodin’s masterful Symphony No.2 in B minor, and a selection of festive and film favourites to bring in the Christmas season and cheer.
The University of Limerick Orchestra (ULO) is an amateur, community orchestra, funded by the University of Limerick. The players are made up of students and staff from the University, Mary Immaculate College, the Limerick Municipal School of Music, other music schools across the region, and members of the greater Limerick community.
Egmont, Op. 84, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It consists of an overture followed by a sequence of nine pieces for soprano, male narrator, and full symphony orchestra.
Symphony No. 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin was composed intermittently between 1869 and 1876. It consists of four movements and is considered the most important large-scale work completed by the composer himself.
Tickets to the performance by the University of Limerick Orchestra is €15 for Main, €10 for Concession and €5 for a student.
Since its establishment in September 1993, UCH has provided vast and varied entertainment for the entire Mid West Region as renowned international and national artists consistently choose to perform here.
All forms of music – classical, rock, country and western, tribute, trad, jazz and blues – together with opera, drama, musicals, dance, ballet and some of the biggest names in comedy can all be enjoyed at University Concert Hall throughout the year.
Tickets available from University Concert Hall Box Office, University of Limerick at 061 331549 or on their website here.
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To watch the University of Limerick Orchestra perform Danzon No.2 by Arturo Marquez watch the video below!