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The Ulster Orchestra with John O’Conor National Concert Hall February 11 Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan

21st February, 2009

The Ulster Orchestra has been a frequent visitor to the Republic for a long time, but it is now trying to establish itself on a regular, all-Ireland basis. With concerts like this one -which was midweek and played before a full house -it ’s well on its way to achieving its aspirations.

After a stirring opener of Verdi’s overture from La Forza del Destino, played with driving commitment under conductor Bramwell Tovey, the orchestra...

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