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03 Feb 17 - From Musical Notes To Bank Notes

03 Feb 17 - From Musical Notes To Bank Notes

A local amateur musical group has played its part to help build the first ever ‘Maggie’s’ Centre in Yorkshire to support people in our area affected by cancer by raising £1951

Harrogate Symphony Orchestra has supported Maggie’s as its named ch...(more)

2015-16 Season

26 Aug 15 - Ready for the new season

As we near the end of August and the kids are looking forward to going back to school, the members of HSO are busy preparing for the new season. Rehearsals start on Thursday 10 September, with the winter concert on Saturday 21 November 2015. The highlight...(more)

Concert flyer

08 Jul 15 - The Children's Matinee Concert is just around the corner

Our Children's Matinee Concert, where we will be playing a number of the BBC's "Ten Pieces" as part of the Harrogate International Festival is just days away, on Sunday 19th July 2015.

A number of local children have been selected to sit amon...(more)

Road Closures map

16 Jun 15 - Summer Concert - access details and road closures

As you will probably have noticed, the Big Bike Bash is happening on the same day as our Summer Concert. This may have a light effect on your travel plans, so in order to allay worries, we have obtained details on road closures and parking restrictions th...(more)

31 May 15 - Play with the HSO

Dear Head Teacher and Music Coordinator,

I am delighted to be able to tell you that the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform in the Harrogate International Festival on July 19th in the Royal Hall. Following the great success of our...(more)


22 Mar 15 - HSO Presents...

Harrogate Symphony Orchestra presents a recital by world renowned international pianist Alberto Portugheis.

On 30th May 2015, Alberto will perform pieces by Wesley, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Inastera and Chopin. For full details, see <a href="http:...(more)

13 Mar 15 - 30 years with the HSO

You can download the programme from our Spring 1985 concert - Bryan's first one - on our Downloads page

As local musician Bryan Western directs his 30th year concert on the 21st March, ...(more)

Laura van der Heijden

01 Feb 15 - HSO to play with BBC Young Musician of the Year!

Rehearsals are well under way for our spring concert featuring the amazingly talented BBC Young Musician Of The Year 2012, Laura van der Heijden. 17 year old Laura has been playing the cello since age 5, obtaining ABRSM grade 8 distinctions in both piano ...(more)

04 Sep 14 - New Season

Rehearsals have started for the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra's 2014/15 concert season.

This year wlll feature four concerts:

- 15 November 2014 - Winter concert, featuring Julian Saphir playhing BRahms piano concerto number 2

- 13 December 2014 ...(more)

Bartosz Woroch

09 Mar 14 - Spring concert next week

For our Spring Concert on 15 March we are delighted to welcome the award winning soloist Bartosz Woroch to play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

Bartosz is a much in demand performer and engagements this season include performances of Prokofiev’s Conce...(more)

Wolf...the finished article

03 May 13 - Make your own puppets

You can now make your own puppets for our June 2013 concert.

In order to help inspire you all to make puppets to bring to our Summer concert, the guys at "No Strings" have sent us these images to give you some design ideas. Alternatively, yo...(more)

Hugo Speer with Bryan Western

15 Jan 12 - Local Star Supports HSO

Harrogate Symphony Orchestra are delighted and honoured to announce that actor and director Hugo Speer, has offered his support to the orchestra's ongoing marketing campaign.

Speer who was born and raised in Harrogate, was approached by the orch...(more)

01 Jan 11 - Winter concert footage

Footage of some of the numbers from our Winter Concert 2010 have been posted on YouTube. See our YouTube channel for more info.