Welcome to Henley Symphony Orchestra 54th Season
Henley Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. From the first concert held in 1970 in a borrowed marquee in Shiplake, HSO has gone from strength to strength and now attracts some fifty players from across the Thames Valley.
The orchestra 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 and at Bled International Music Festival in Slovenia. HSO performs an increasingly demanding classical repertoire and has been able to attract world class soloists, including John Lill, Tasmin Little, Stephen Isserlis, Evelyn Glennie, Stephen Hough, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Min Kym, Martin Roscoe and Peter Donohoe.
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Vacancies In The Orchestra
We currently have vacancies for the following instruments:
We Always Have Room For More Friends Of The Orchestra
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.
Henley Music School
HSO and Henley Music School are proud partners promoting the love of music and helping to 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, or background and can provide bursaries up to 100% so that all children can take part, with a free loan of an instrument.
Find out more at Henley Music School.
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