Sean Connery has described Karen Matheson as having ‘a throat surely touched by the hand of God’, Billboard magazine named her ‘the finest Gaelic singer alive today’. Karen will join the Ulster Orchestra, in a collaboration with the Ulster-Scots Agency, for a Burns Night concert in the Millennium Forum on Saturday, January 26, that will bring together musicians from the Ulster-Scots and classical traditions.
Following the success of the Burns Night concert last season, the Ulster Orchestra will celebrate January 26 with My Heart’s in the Highlands, a traditional evening of music and spectacle in the Forum.
The orchestra will perform the Songs of Robert Burns to mark the 254th birthday of Scotland’s National Poet. The evenings are presented by Belfast-born Alan McKee, one half of comedy duo Grimes and McKee, and conducted by David Brophy.
Looking forward to the events, Rachel Murphy, the UO’s Marketing Manager said: “The concerts are a great opportunity to experience Northern Ireland’s only professional symphony orchestra in a very different setting from its regular classical concerts. We are delighted to be partnering with the Ulster-Scots Agency, in concerts which are a must for everyone who loves the songs and poetry of Robert Burns.
Tickets for the Burns Night concert are available from the Millennium Forum on 028 7126 4455 or at www.millenniumforum.co.uk.