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Thrilling audiences with fine professional playing.

Dear Leslie Olive

I am a member of the Vaughan Williams Society and a great collector of all things RVW. I have 78s, at least a dozen LPs and over 30 CDs of the London Symphony alone.


I have to say that your performance at the Apex was one of the very best that I have heard for many years. Absolutely superb!


Many thanks to you and the orchestra for a very wonderful performance; RVW would have loved it!

With kindest regards and much thanks.

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The Artistic Excellence Fund

By supporting our full orchestra concerts, the Artistic Excellence Fund brings world-class professional performance within reach, and provides opportunities to the most talented young professionals early in their careers...

You no longer have to go to a large UK metropolis to be transported by exquisite music - Suffolk Philharmonic ("SPO") performs across Suffolk in most of the large performance venues, thrilling audiences. 


Alongside its highly experienced top professionals with their wealth of career experience, playing with the SPO provides opportunities for supremely talented young professional orchestral musicians in the early part of their careers. We giving them increased exposure and experience and the much needed helping hand up the professional ladder. Many of our hugely talented musicians come from Suffolk.   


Suffolk's Philharmonic Orchestra is made up entirely of playing professionals, and fundamental to its ethos is broadening access to world class musicians and symphonic performance.  To provide the widest possible access to music of this calibre, we work hard to keep ticket prices affordable for those who need that help.  Maintaining a schedule of 5 major concert performances each year, and without significantly increasing most ticket prices, each concert inevitably carries a deficit.  Please help SPO continue to ensure that everyone who wants to - even those for whom funds are tight - can experience the wow factor of exquisite music that turns the everyday into something extraordinary.


You could sponsor a player, the string section, the talented young musician at the beginning of their career, the conductor himself.


Our Community, Artistic Excellence, and Education Funds are for those businesses, philanthropists and passionate donors able to give at £1,000-2,000 Major Donor level to choose the area of support which most interests you and pledge your support. 


As an individual Major Donor at this level we would be delighted to offer you all the benefits of Platinum Friends’ membership, together with some lovely invitations to pre- or post-performance drinks with the musicians and conductor.  As a sponsor at this level, we would be only too delighted to discuss and devise a package of benefits tailored to meet your need.

If you would like to find out more, do get in touch with our Fund-Raiser Julia Read by clicking this box:

Snape Maltings: The SPO rehearsing Wagner with conductor Leslie Olive.