Henley Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 51st season with renewed enthusiasm after the calamitous effects of the COVID-19 virus causing a summer of no music-making. Under the guidance of Ian Brown, music director for the past 25 years, HSO has gone from strength to strength. The orchestra attracts some 60 players from across the Thames Valley and promotes an annual series of four concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists. The aim is to provide high-quality music-making at affordable prices and to give local musicians a chance to perform the great classical orchestral repertoire. HSO has also given performances in Henley’s twin towns of Falaise and Leichlingen, at the Bled International Music Festival in Slovenia and on the floating stage at Henley Festival.
We currently have vacancies for the following instruments:
We have around 150 friends who support us both financially and by regularly attending our concerts. With an annual contribution from just £40 per year, see what benefits you will receive.
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.
In 2021, Henley Symphony Orchestra will be working on a performance with the Reading Bach Choir. The programme is yet to be announced but it promises to be a very exciting concert!
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