Harrogate Symphony Orchestra generally performs four concerts each year. In March, June and November/December our programmes feature the orchestra and guests, and these concerts are in the Royal Hall.
This year (2021) our annual Harrogate Christmas Concert, where we join up with Harrogate Choral Society and local schools is not taking place, but we are excited to announce that instead, we are performing a special afternoon concert on the afternoon of Sunday 19th December. This concert will feature – among other works – the world premiere of the Snowman Symphony by Howard Blake. And for the first time ever, you’ll be able to join us via live stream!
Details of our forthcoming concerts are listed below, along with a link to purchase tickets – or you can visit the Harrogate Theatre Box Office on Cambridge Street.
The younger generation
If you would like to bring children to our concerts, they will be very welcome – in fact children aged 14 and under, and accompanied by a paying adult, receive free tickets for our regular Winter, Spring and Summer concerts! (Other arrangements may be in place for additional events). We would only ask that parents ensure that their children’s appreciation of the performance does not affect the experience of other audience members.
Concerts start at 7:30pm and usually finish between 9:30 and 10:00pm. (The exception to this, in 2021, is our Snowman concert, which starts at 3:00pm). Please note that to ensure that we comply with copyright and licensing rules, recordings are not permitted. However we often record our concerts and it is possible to listen to excerpts on our ‘Listen’ page.
Our traditional Spring Concert returns! In 2022 the programme will feature:
- Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture
- Sibelius – Violin Concerto (soloist Richard Fletcher)
- Dvorak – Symphony No.9 (From the New World)
Programme to be announced!
Looking further ahead…
We are delighted to confirm that – Covid-19 permitting – Harrogate Symphony Orchestra has now returned to a full programme of concerts.
Here are some details on what you have to look forward to as we move through 2022:
23rd July 2022 – Royal Hall
Children’s Concert, 7.30pm, including:
- Various children’s favourites and
- World Premiere
King of the Birds by our very own Bryan Western!
12th November 2022 – Royal Hall
Winter Concert, 7.30pm, including:
- Schubert – Rosamunde Overture
- Tomasi – Trumpet Concerto (soloist Matilda Lloyd)
- Shostakovich – Symphony No.10