Registered charity number: 1148363

"This is an orchestra of world-class musicians"

An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian plays for SPO supporters and chats with conductor Leslie Olive about his life in music. 

“Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra delivers outstanding orchestral music in our village halls, schools, concert halls and cathedrals. This is an orchestra of world class musicians who make magic in communities – turning the everyday into something extraordinary.”  

Jayne Knight, Arts Development Manager,

Suffolk County Council. 

Flowers for young star SAVITRI GRIER, with conductor Leslie Olive after her breathtaking performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.


Donors, business sponsors, and philanthropic investment has an absolutely huge impact on the SPO which simply cannot be underestimated in enabling the organization to touch the lives of many thousands in Suffolk who love and enjoy music.


Suffolk Philharmonic (SPO) is an extraordinary resource, not only adding to Suffolk’s considerable cultural offer and economic investment, but in the wow factor of the opportunities SPO gives young people, and in its contribution towards helping combat loneliness and rural isolation, and in its ethos of making world class professional music accessible in Suffolk in venues large and small.


Sometimes I wonder if you realise just how much you can help by being a donor or a sponsor…..  As a registered charity SPO is reliant on ticket revenue, philanthropic investment and sponsorship, and has a great deal to offer you in return. Be it as sponsors with our branding, client entertaining and CSR packages tailored to meet your own unique business requirement, all with an extensive 12 month shelf life.  Or as a philanthropist who shares SPO’s passion for ensuring music reaches those who can benefit so profoundly from it.

If you would like to find out more then do get in touch with me, Julia Read at:


Thank you very much.


We have three areas of work that you could choose to support, plus our Friends scheme:

We would like to warmly thank the following businesses, charitable trusts and individual donors whose support is fundamental to the continuation of SPO:

The D'Oyly Carte Trust

Members of the Conductor's Circle:

Ms Jane Dalgliesh

Mr David Mulley

Mr Jeffrey Parker

Ms Jill Wilshaw

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