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Major concerts in 2017

Major concerts below

See the full year’s programme here


FRIDAY 26th May at 7.30pm

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

 

THE LARK ASCENDING

SAVITRI GRIER with Suffolk Philharmonic,

playing Vaughan Williams’s THE LARK ASCENDING.

Full programme

 

Savitri playing and smiling

Savitri Grier is Suffolk Philharmonic’s

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Enjoy a brief taste of The Lark Ascending from the 2012 Launch Concert of the SPO with Thomas Gould as soloist here.


 

Saturday 7th October at 7.30pm

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Felix Mendelssohn – Queen Victoria’s favourite composer?

 

Includes:

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto

MENDELSSOHN: Italian Symphony

BUTTERWORTH: Banks of Green Willow

 

Full programme

 

BOOKING opens:

PRIORITY BOOKING (FRIENDS OF THE SPO):

Monday 10th April

GENERAL BOOKING:

Monday 24th April

 


 

Sunday 12th November at 4.00pm

Ipswich Corn Exchange

A symphony concert for Remembrance Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes:

ELGAR: Cello Concerto

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7

Full programme

 


Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra:

Excellence

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.

 

Community

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

 

Education

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

Like to help with the running of the orchestra? Click here to find opportunities.

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