A work for guitar and orchestra by Ciaran Farrell will be premiered in the Ulster Hall in June
The new, four-movement work, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 with additional funds from the Arts Council of Ireland will be the centrepiece of a concert that forms part of a greater series of concerts running throughout the day as part of the BBC's showcase of its performing groups. The Ulster Orchestra slot will be between 9:30pm and 11.00pm on that day.
Australian-born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras including the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, CBSO, RLPO and BBC NOW, and also in Russia, Sweden, South Africa, the USA, Latvia, and Australia.
He also regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at the major London venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican and collaborates with many of the UK's top artists and ensembles.