Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra is delighted to be back and presenting their first concert of the 2021/2022 season. We open with three of the world's favourite pieces by Mozart, Bruch and Beethoven. As the arts were silenced for almost two years in the pandemic, this joyful selection of well-known classics couldn't be more appropriate.
Our conductor, Darrell Davison, and the musicians look forward to gathering on stage once again to give you a memorable and heart-warming afternoon of live music. Violin soloist, Joo Yeon Sir, will perform the Bruch Violin Concerto, one of the world's best-loved concertos and Joo Yeon Sir is a soloist of extraordinary talent and musicality. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her.
This 90-minute concert runs from 4:00 – 5:30pm on 17th October with no interval. Tickets are available from the Stag Theatre box office. Bring family and friends and enjoy the energy and immediacy of live music once again!
We have also booked the Stag Theatre for a concert on 21st November 2021, details are to be confirmed.
Our autumn rehearsals have started, on Wednesday evenings, in the usual venue of Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road. If you are an instrumentalist thinking of joining the orchestra, please use the Contact us page
We are making plans based on the guidance in place at the time so we may have to adapt our rehearsals and performances.
Our supporters, season ticket holders and patrons remain very important to the orchestra and we will send out information on future plans as soon as possible.
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 at Sevenoaks Primary School.
The SSO passed two important milestones in 2020. It is 75 years since our first concert in May 1945 and also 40 years since the first concert conducted by Darrell Davison in November 1980. Darrell has been instrumental in developing both the orchestra and our audience and he continues to be a huge asset to us all. We very much hope to celebrate these two anniversaries (belatedly) in our performances in future.
Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society
We collaborate with our local choir the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society and will be performing with them as part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival. The SPS are actively looking for new singers to join for this season.
You can find more details on their web site.
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