The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1944, is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader. We are set up as a charity, and our aim is to make live orchestral music available locally.
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 programme begins with Brahms's Academic Festival Overture, sparkling with some of the finest virtues of his orchestral technique. Grieg's ever popular Peer Gynt Suite follows. Award winning flautist Emma Halnan joins SSO to perform Mozart's much loved Flute Concerto in G. The night concluding with Dvorák's inspiring New World Symphony, a tape recording of which Neil Armstrong took with him during the Apollo 11 moon landing mission of 1969 – a truly uplifting work!
This concert is part of our season ticket scheme, tickets are also on sale now at the Stag Theatre box office.
If you would like to listen to any of these pieces before our concert, here are some suggestions:
Brahms - Academic Festival Overture.
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite.
Mozart - Flute concerto No. 1 in G.
Dvorak- “New World” Symphony No. 9.
Please note that the login facility is only for members of the orchestra