Blowing our own trumpet
since 1931


Upcoming Concerts

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.

Concert FAQs

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.

Winter Concert

Sat 4 December 2021 7:30pm
Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, UK

Featuring the programme originally planned for our concert in March 2020, including:

  • Romeo & Juliet Overture, Tchaikovsky
  • Piano Concerto No.2, Shostakovich (featuring soloist Julian Saphir)
  • Scherzo from Concerto Symphonique, Litolff
  • Symphony No.7, Beethoven


Looking further ahead…

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 Blake’s Snowman Symphony on  Sunday 19th December, narrated by the composer, and a Children’s Christmas Matinee performance on the same afternoon.

Here are some details on what you have to look forward to:

4th December 2021 – Royal Hall
Winter Concert, featuring:

19th December 2021 – Royal Hall
Children’s Matinee Performance, 3pm, including:

19th December 2021 – Royal Hall
Christmas Concert, 7.30pm, including:

26th March 2022 – Royal Hall
Spring Concert, 7.30pm, including:

25th June 2022 – Harrogate Convention Centre
The Harrogate Proms (postponed from June 2020), including: