Welcome to Henley Symphony Orchestra

2017 48th season flyer

The Henley Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1970 and we are now one of the leading amateur orchestras in the country. We attract some 70 players from across the Thames Valley.

Under the guidance of our music director, Ian Brown, the orchestra promotes an annual series of four concerts and engages internationally acclaimed soloists, providing high-quality classical music for the enjoyment of local concert goers.

The orchestra was originally brought together to give a concert in a large marquee at Shiplake College one summer but the success of that concert led to the establishment of the orchestra on a permanent footing.


Calling new players!

We currently have vacancies for the following instruments:

  • Timpani
  • Double Bass
  • Violins (must be grade 8 standard or above)

If you play to a good standard and are interested in joining us, please contact maureenhsosec@aol.com.

Become a friend of HSO

Why not become a Friend of the orchestra? We have about 150 Friends who support
us both financially and by attending our concerts regularly.

Information for members

Find information about upcoming rehearsals and concerts, find rehearsal venues and see our repertoire lists.

Future concerts and events

Woodwind section, March 2010

See details of all future concerts and events, including our friends' open evening.

Henley Music School

HSO and Henley Music School are proud partners and friends; together they hope to promote the love of music and ensure music education is available to all.

Henley Music School provides Henley and surrounding areas with all types of music education from individual lessons and small groups to large ensembles and school clubs. It promises to provide music education to any child regardless of age, ability, background and can provide bursaries up to 100% so that all children can take part, with a free loan of an instrument.

To find out more please visit www.henleymusicschool.co.uk or email henleymusicschool@hotmail.co.uk

Tickets – HSO Box office: 01235 859210 or request via our contact form.