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Ulster Orchestra Set for Coleraine Performance

5 February 2010

The Ulster Orchestra concert series in Coleraine kicks off with a performance of baroque masterpieces at the University of Ulster.     

The concert will include one of the most popular pieces of baroque music, The Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s most famous work.   

Director and soloist David Adams is set to bring the bold and imaginative music in these violin concertos to life. With the Orchestra he will also feature more great music from the baroque era:  Purcell’s Trumpet Overture, Bach’s Concerto for violin and oboe, and another baroque favourite, some of Handel’s Water Music.

David Adams is currently the Leader of the Ulster Orchestra and Co-Artistic Director of the Goldberg Ensemble.  As an orchestral leader he has appeared with many of the UK’s symphony and chamber orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. John’s, and the Britten Sinfonia.Equally at home on violin and viola he also has a busy chamber music career as a member of the Raphael Ensemble and the Ovid Ensemble and has made numerous guest appearances with other leading ensembles.

Professor Robert Hutchinson, Provost and Dean of Campus Development, Coleraine, said: “The Ulster Orchestra concerts at the Coleraine campus are major events in the area’s social calendar. The funding partners are grateful to firmus energy for their ongoing support and the commitment to community life this demonstrates.”  

Neil Holland, Head of Sales and Marketing, firmus energy, said:  “We are delighted to sponsor the Orchestra’s concert series once again.  We have been operating in Coleraine for three years and giving something back to the community by supporting local events and organisations has always been a major part of firmus energy’s ethos. The Ulster Orchestra concerts are always a fantastic night out for couples, families and school groups alike.” 

The concert will take place in the Octagon, Coleraine campus on Thursday 18 February at 8pm. Tickets for the concert are priced £12, concession £10.  There are a limited number of tickets available at £3 for students and those receiving benefits and £2 for under 18s and school pupils.

Seating in the Octagon Hall is limited so early advance booking is advised to be sure of a seat for this great night of live and lively music-making.

Tickets can be purchased in the Cultural Development Office, University of Ulster, Coleraine campus.  For information and bookings please phone 028 7032 4449 or  visit