News Archive 2020
QUB Composers Take Over The Ulster Hall!
Professor Piers Hellawell’s new orchestral work Symphonies in Chains was premiered by the Ulster Orchestra on Wednesday 8th January in the Ulster Hall, a BBC Invitation Concert for later Radio 3 broadcast.
The programme also featured works by two other, distinguished QUB composer graduates – Dr Greg Caffrey and Deirdre Gribbin. Professor Hellawell’s work was commissioned by New Horizons Music, with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Unit; the work was written during 2019 on a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. Hellawell describes it as “a reflection on the historical symphonic tradition, but also a show-case for the Ulster Orchestra - so perhaps more of a Concerto for Orchestra”.