I feel very privileged that on Wednesday October 9 at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, the Ulster Orchestra will perform extracts of my soundtrack from the new BBC landmark series ‘The Troubles: A Secret History’ as part of a special concert to reflect the events and legacies of Northern Ireland’s past through music and readings.
As a teenager growing up in Belfast, attending Ulster Orchestra concerts were a major part of my life, widening my musical exposure with their performances under the watchful direction of Bryden Thomson and then Vernon Handley who were the principle conductors at that time.
As I work on special orchestral arrangements for some of the themes from my score for the Ulster Orchestra to perform this October, it brings back wonderful memories of when I last performed at the Ulster Hall myself back in 1984, as a member of the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra and City of Belfast School of Music.
I’m looking forward to hearing the Ulster Orchestra perform and you can listen in to the entire concert too, as it will be simulcast live on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster and available afterwards on catch up on the BBC’s website.
Wednesday Oct 9 2019 -Ulster Hall, Belfast
Yearning for The Light
BBC Radio Ulster & BBC Radio 3 Simulcast
David Brophy Conductor
Extract from The Troubles Suite
For Oil Drum, Organ & Orchestra
I Stoking the Fears
II The Troubles Elegy
III Voice of The People
Tickets are available to book here.