Harrogate Symphony Orchestra generally performs four concerts each year. In March, June and November our programmes feature the orchestra and guests, and these concerts are in the Royal Hall. Every December we join up with Harrogate Choral Society and local schools for the ever-popular, family friendly (and very special) Harrogate Christmas Concert at the Convention Centre.
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! 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 is the HCC concert, which starts at 6:00pm). 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.
- Tchaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
- Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No.2
- Litolff – Scherzo from Concerto Symphonique No.4
- Beethoven – Symphony No.7
Featuring guest soloist Julian Saphir performing the Shostakovich Piano Concerto.
Click here to listen to an exclusive interview with Julian, discussing the Concerto, and how it came to be written.
The Harrogate Convention Centre with a unique choral force of 400 singers – Voices for Harrogate – formed by the Choral Society together with singers from choirs in the Harrogate District and accompanied by the 100-strong Harrogate Symphony Orchestra presenting a fantastic evening of popular pieces including…
O Fortuna, The Armed Man, Zadok the Priest, Polovtsian Dances and other operatic favourites.
The Proms at the Harrogate Convention Centre will be introduced by Harry Gration MBE and is the most eagerly anticipated annual event on any classical music lover’s calendar.
Raising money for Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity
All proceeds from the concert will go to Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity to fund specialist equipment, training and services, going above and beyond the provision of the NHS to help improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.
Looking further ahead…
27th June 2020 – Harrogate Convention Centre
The Harrogate Proms
Featuring works including:
- Orff – O Fortuna
- Verdi – Va Pensiero from Nabucco
- Shostakovich – Festive Overture
- Jenkins – The Armed Man
- Verdi – Grand March from Aida
- Handel – Zadok the Priest
- Rutter – I will Sing with the Spirit and Look at the World
- Borodin – Polovtsian Dances
… and all your Proms favourites