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Major concerts in Autumn 2017

Major concerts below

See the full year’s programme here



Saturday 7th October at 7.30pm

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds



Felix Mendelssohn – Queen Victoria’s favourite composer?


MOZART: Cosi Fan Tutte Overture

BUTTERWORTH: Banks of Green Willow

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto

DELIUS: On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring

FAURE: Pavane

MENDELSSOHN: Italian Symphony


BOOKING NOW OPEN Over 100 tickets sold by end of May


In association with the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Centenary Fund




Sunday 12th November at 4.00pm

Ipswich Corn Exchange

A symphony concert for Remembrance Sunday
















ELGAR: Cello Concerto

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7

Full programme


Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra:


It has been said that Suffolk Philharmonic is “Suffolk born, internationally bred”. Some of the UK’s very finest orchestral musicians mingle with the most exciting younger professionals, bringing playing of outstanding calibre to Suffolk venues. See a rehearsal of the Beethoven Violin Concerto here.



SPO Community Concerts make fine music free, in village halls across the County. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea, an hour of fabulous music when you are so close you can feel the energy of the players, and maybe have a lift to your door. See the finale from a Community Concert here



Groups of SPO players visit primary and secondary schools across the County, demonstrating instruments and playing alongside children and young people. There’s nothing quite like the sound of four string players with twenty early woodwind! See the “demonstration” section of a school visit here.

New to Suffolk Philharmonic? Here’s a taste of what people say:


A devoted member of the  Vaughan Williams Society wrote to say that he collects recordings of RVW symphonies, and owns 30 CDs of the ‘London’ Symphony, along with a dozen LPs and even some 78s. He wrote: “Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Vaughan Williams’ ‘London’ Symphony was one of the best I have heard. Absolutely superb. RVW would have loved it.” 

Volunteering with Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

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