We are delighted to launch a brand new partnership with the Ulster Orchestra with a set of videos celebrating Spring.
The series brings together poetry readings from young actors from the Lyric Theatre Drama Studio alongside excerpts of full Ulster Orchestra recordings, a selection of chamber music performed in small ensembles from the Ulster Orchestra under the artistic direction of Associate Leader Ioana Petcu-Colan, and work from the Ulster Society of Women Artists. Also showcased are traditional music from China and Ireland, music and poetry by blind creators and a first collaboration with pianist Cahal Masterson.
‘Spring’ not only takes place as both the Lyric Theatre and Ulster Orchestra establish exciting new strands of digital activity, but also coincides with the Ulster Society of Women Artists’ Spring Exhibition, which this year is held online.
Philip Crawford, Head of Creative Learning at the Lyric Theatre said:
“Our Drama Studio course this year featured a number of sessions on voice and audio acting, so for our students to be afforded the opportunity to put their skills into practice with prestigious musicians from the Ulster Orchestra is really exciting! We’re delighted to be working with them and hope this is just the beginning of our collaboration!”
Colin Stark, Education Liaison at the Ulster Orchestra added:
“Especially this year, the arrival of spring has given new shoots of hope for recovery and renewal. This collaboration of three art forms has been so energising for us and we hope it will be for our audiences!”
To watch the videos, follow the Ulster Orchestra and Lyric Theatre on social media and YouTube – join us all in celebrating Spring!