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Current Listening: Akio Yashiro's Piano Concerto, Symphony from Okada and Yuasa

Akio Yashiro was a Japanese composer who had studied under French composers such as Nadia Boulanger, Tony Aubin, and Olivier Messiaen. While he didn’t write many concert works, two compositions performed in this recording show that Yashiro was a very fine composer. 198 more words


Endling and Willow Bend with BBC Ulster Orchestra

The BBC Ulster Orchestra, conducted by David Porcelijn, present Willow Bend and Endling by Andrew Schultz in concerts in Ulster Hall, Belfast on  Wednesday 12 August and Friday 14 August. 99 more words

Current Performances

£421.82 For The Arts or is it 13p?

13p per person per week for the arts.
£6.76 per person per year for the arts.
£421.82 per person per lifetime (18-80.4) for the arts… 1,286 more words

Current Affairs

Leadership Lessons from an Orchestra Conductor

This weekend I got to hear/watch Handel’s Messiah performed by The Ulster Orchestra and Belfast Philharmonic at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was breath-taking. The skill and energy bringing to life such a timeless, expertly crafted piece of story telling were unbelievable. 772 more words


The Ulster Orchestra playing Piazzolla's Libertango, flash mob style at St Georges Market

Players and staff from the Ulster Orchestra surprise punters at St George’s Market in central Belfast with an unexpected flash mob performance of a piece by composer Ástor Piazzolla. 34 more words


DCAL - new home of the loony left

There is some really crazy stuff coming out of the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure right now.

It may be that amongst the noise generated by Sinn Fein’s… 424 more words

Sinn Fein

Hands off our music

Never mind the latest instalment of pointless ramblings at Stormont where our neanderthal politicians will spend the next month in their tribal gear knocking ten shades out of each other and getting nowhere. 203 more words

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