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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.

In light of the Covid-19 situation, we have taken the difficult decision that there will be no further HSO concerts in 2020. We hope to be able to run a full programme of concerts in 2021. Please read the “Concerts Update” below for more information.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

Winter Concert

Sat 4 December 2021 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

New HSO Concert Programme announced!

26 May 21

We are delighted to announce that - Covid-19 permitting - Harrogate Symphony Orchestra will be returning to a full programme of concerts, starting with our Winter Concert on 4th December 2021. There are some exciting highlights to look forward to, including a world premiere performance of Howard...

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Our Christmas Gift to you - free online concert!

7 Dec 20

Christmas 2020 is not going to be like any other. Around now, the members of HSO would have performed our traditional Winter Concert and preparations would be full steam ahead for the traditional musical highlight of the festive season - the Harrogate Schools Concert, featuring schools from around...

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