Thank you to our players, audience and volunteers for enabling our recent concert to go ahead at the Stag on 15th March.
Following government advice, all SSO rehearsals and concerts will be suspended for the remainder of this season.
Looking ahead optimistically, the date for our Play for Pleasure is Sunday 6th September at 2.30 pm. This is usually the first event of each season and if we are able to go ahead we will be playing Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader. We are set up as a charity. Our aim is to make live orchestral music available locally, so we are delighted to share some recent audience reactions :
“A joy to see so many enthusiastic, talented, committed people enjoying playing together ”
“...a really beautiful sound and carefully phrased lyricism from the strings; a superb atmosphere generated and held’”
“...how great last night’s concert was... Symphony From the New World is one of my all-time favourites and you guys smashed it! ”
Our three subscription concerts each season focus particularly on 19th and 20th century masterpieces which are attractive and enjoyable for our audiences, and at the same time interesting and challenging for us as players. In addition we present our very popular Family Concerts in October and a Taste of Classics concert in the New Year, a short mid-week concert with complimentary glass of wine.
Most of our concerts take place in the Stag Sevenoaks, our local theatre. We rehearse each Wednesday from 8-10.15pm at Sevenoaks Primary School.
Joanna Kiely (Chairman)
The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra were planning to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its first concert which took place in May 1945. As a result of Coronavirus, the anniversary concert which was due in May 2020 has been postponed.
We are marking our 75th anniversary with a short history, SSO 75.
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