Concerts 2021-2022

 "Suffolk Philharmonic is an orchestra of world class musicians who make magic in our communities – turning the everyday into something extraordinary. They provide outstanding orchestral music in our village halls, schools, concert halls and cathedral.” - Jayne Knight, Arts Development Officer, Suffolk County Council

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Generously sponsored by 

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Supported by:

David and Pauline Mulley

Hugh and Margaret Steavenson

Saturday 9 October at 7.30pm

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Catching up with Beethoven
Ipswich Corn Exchange 
Sunday 7th November 2021  4.00pm
PLEASE NOTE CHANGED VENUE FOR THIS REPERTOIRE

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.5 "The Emperor"

Symphony No.7

with

Mendelssohn

Overture to The Fair Melusine

In association with

Worldwide, many celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven have been delayed by Covid19. Here, with two of his most popular works, is the first of SPO's two tribute concerts. (See also 17th July 2022 below.)

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The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Sunday 27th March 2022  4.00pm

The Lark's Flight over Suffolk
The launch concert of this county-wide tour
framed around THE LARK ASCENDING

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A major concert in celebration of 1000 years of the Abbey of St Edmund.

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra 10th Anniversary

Bury St Edmunds Festival

Saturday 28th May 2022 7.30pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

World première of 1,000th Anniversary commission:

Paul Carr: Into The Light

Elgar: Enigma Variations

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In association with Abbey1000

with

The English Arts Chorale

Eye Bach Choir

James Gilchrist, tenor

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Leslie Olive, conductor

Find out about composer Paul Carr - click the button:

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The Isle of Ely Festival

Ely Cathedral

Saturday 25th June 2022

Mendelssohn

Overture: "The Hebrides"

Violin Concerto 

Symphony No.4, "Italian"

Thomas Gould, violin

Thomas Gould, violin

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Leslie Olive, conductor

RESCHEDULED

Because of the Covid situation, this concert has been moved back a full year.

Generously sponsored by 

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Catching up with Beethoven:2

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sunday 17th July 2022  4.00pm

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.4

Symphony No.8

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Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Leslie Olive, conductor

Joanna MacGregor, piano

Worldwide, many celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven have been delayed by Covid19. Here, with two of his most popular works, is the second of the SPO's two tribute concerts.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary Celebrations

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Saturday 15th October 2022

Vaughan Williams

Symphony No.1: A Sea Symphony

Symphony No.2: A "London" Symphony

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Leslie Olive, conductor