Blowing our own trumpet
since 1931

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ABOUT HARROGATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


Harrogate Symphony Orchestra can trace its roots back to 1931 and is one of the UK’s leading amateur orchestras. We rehearse and perform a wide range of music to large audiences and to a high standard. Our regular concerts feature both established favourites and some lesser-known works, and we have been joined by several star soloists over the years.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

The Harrogate Christmas Concert 2019

Sat 14 December 2019 6:00pm
Harrogate Convention Centre, King's Road, Harrogate, UK
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Spring Concert 2020

Sat 21 March 2020 7:30pm
Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, UK
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GUEST PERFORMERS

Matilda Lloyd

We are proud of the many high-profile names in classical music who have chosen to perform with HSO. Some are well-established, while others have been in the early stages of a stellar career, including, for example a number of BBC Young Musician of the Year winners. Find out more about our guest players here.

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GUEST PERFORMERS

Tenori

We are proud of the many high-profile names in classical music who have chosen to perform with HSO. Some are well-established, while others have been in the early stages of a stellar career, including, for example a number of BBC Young Musician of the Year winners. Find out more about our guest players here.

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Join Us

At HSO we’re always ready to welcome enthusiastic amateur players to join our ranks. Whilst we perform to a high standard, we don’t have formal auditions and your love of music is more important than raw talent. Our rehearsals take place in Knaresborough on Thursday evenings. If you’re looking for a friendly place to make music, please get in touch.

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Support Us

We’re just as delighted to have non-players join the HSO family and you can do this in two ways. Firstly, please check out our concert diary and come along as often as you can. Even better, join the thriving Friends of HSO. Our Friends receive a range of benefits and have the pleasure of knowing they are helping to support live music in our community.

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Who's Who?

When the members of an orchestra play together, it is the perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts! Whether you blow, scrape, hit or just wag a stick, you contribute to the magic…

Even so, we thought you might like to know a bit more about some of the key individuals at Harrogate Symphony Orchestra. These include our long-standing, inspirational conductor and musical director, Bryan Western and several others.

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NEWS

The Talking Newspaper

8 Dec 19

Listen to a fascinating interview with our Musical Director, Bryan Western, which featured on the Talking Newspaper in early November 2019. Click here to hear more about the past, present and future of this outstanding local orchestra.

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Latest 'Musical Notes' Newsletter

6 Nov 19

Would you like to know more about HSO's life and people? Read the attached 'Musical Notes' newsletter, hot from the pen of our Musical Director, Bryan Western. With a quick review of our last season of music and a preview of the forthcoming season, the newsletter also includes information about...

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