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  • Family Concert 4pm Stag Theatre

    Family Concert 4pm Stag Theatre

    13th October 2013

    Join us as we weave our way through some treasured stories where good triumphs over evil. Heroes & Villains is the title of the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra’s popular Family Concert, aimed at 4-12 year olds and their families.Fairy-tale Hansel and Gretel, Swiss folk hero William Tell and legend Billy the Kid are all set to music, and David Leonard (who until recently played Matilda's Miss Trunchbull in the West End) will tell the story of Sinbad and Scheherazade. Be prepared for some audience participation - there will also be a complimentary donut for every child!Book now at https://www.stagsevenoaks-tickets.co.uk/select_seats.aspx?perfid=10024 ...

  • Anniversaries Concert 3pm Stag Theatre

    Anniversaries Concert 3pm Stag Theatre

    17th November 2013

    The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra are celebrating multiple anniversaries in this concert; Verdi and Wagner, both born in 1813, are considered the most influential operatic composers of the 19th Century. Opening the programme is the Force of Destiny Overture by Verdi, followed by Wagner’s Prelude and...

  • Another Taste of Classics  8.30pm Stag Theatre

    Another Taste of Classics 8.30pm Stag Theatre

    29th January 2014

    We enjoyed our first taster evening so much that we're hosting another one. If you've never focused on 'classical music' or don't fancy sitting through a long symphony, this is the concert for you. Come and enjoy a glass of wine or fruit juice in the comfort of the refurbished Stag Theatre while we...

  • Voices of Spring 7.30pm Pamoja Hall

    Voices of Spring 7.30pm Pamoja Hall

    18th May 2014

    We return to the Pamoja Hall at Sevenoaks School with three ballet scores, a well-known overture and a less well-known piano concerto. Please join us as we explore the full range of emotions, from the fizzing overture by Bernstein for his opera Candide, to Khachaturian's sublime...

  • Last Night of the Proms 7.30pm Stag Theatre

    Last Night of the Proms 7.30pm Stag Theatre

    22nd June 2014

    A patriotic tribute to 10 British composers including Walton, Vaughan Williams, Handel and Delius, in an extravaganza with the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society. There will be a mix of choral and orchestral pieces, concluding in traditional style with Rule Britannia and Jerusalem - for the full...

  • Family Concert: Myths and Legends

    Family Concert: Myths and Legends

    12th October 2014

    A short concert designed to create an informal, fun and educational environment for children aged 4 - 12 and their families to enjoy orchestral music.  Join the SSO in full flight, playing selections of their favourite pieces inspired by myths and legends, some familiar and some...

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    16th November 2014

    A Commemoration of World War 1 in poetry and music. Bax: Tintagel Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow Delius: Concerto for Violin & CelloVaughan Williams: Symphony No 6 in E minor  The concert will feature readings of poetry associated with WWI, written by Wilfred...

  • Taster Concert

    Taster Concert

    28th January 2015

    A relaxing post-dinner hour of easy-on-the-ear classical music, suitable for everyone, with a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink which you may take into the theatre.The concert will include music from such perennial favourites as Handel's Fireworks Suite, Schubert's Rosamunde ballet...

  • Russian Classics

    Russian Classics

    1st March 2015

    An exciting evening of beautiful, evocative and powerful music by four of Russia's best-known composers, concluding with one of the three great last symphonies by that most heart-on-sleeve composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Glinka: Overture - A Life for the Tsar Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight...

  • Midsummer Classics

    Midsummer Classics

    17th May 2015

    We start this concert with some of Mendelssohn's wonderful light and sparkling music, which we hope will reflect a balmy evening's weather, and follow this with a concerto which is powerful and symphonic, and which will exploit to the full the fine Steinway piano resident in Sevenoaks School's...

  • Sevenoaks Summer Festival

    21st June 2015


    Sunday 21 June 2015 7.30pmThe Stag TheatreCarmina Burana – ORFF and Gloria – JENKINSIn collaboration with Bromley Philharmonic Choir and Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society(this concert will be part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival)Conductor: Robyn SevastosBook Here: Carmina Burana...

  • Family Concert, 2pm and 4pm

    Family Concert, 2pm and 4pm

    9th October 2016

    FAMILY CONCERT - ANIMAL MAGIC      The theme for this year's much loved family concert is Animals, including all the well known favourites such as:The William Tell gallop, by Rossini  The Cuckoo Polka, by Johann Strauss  Peter and the Wolf, narrated by David Leonard....

  • Russian Classics 3pm

    Russian Classics 3pm

    20th November 2016

    Russian Classics  Glinka: Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla  Mussorgsky: St John’s Night on the Bare Mountain  Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no.1   Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.6 (‘Pathétique’).   Shostakovich’s 1st cello concerto was written in...

  • Taste of Classics 8:30PM

    1st February 2017

    TASTE OF CLASSICSAn hour of beautiful music in bite size pieces for all music lovers, particularly first-time concert goers. Includes well loved classics such as: Beethoven: Egmont OvertureSchubert: Rosamunde - Entr'acteMozart : Symphony no. 40 - 1st movementElgar: Chanson de...

  • Spring Classics 3PM

    Spring Classics 3PM

    12th March 2017

    SPRING CLASSICS This concert opens with Handel's Overture in D minor, in an arrangement by Edward Elgar.  We then play Elgar's own violin concerto, and are delighted to welcome back the internationally renowned soloist Michael Foyle, who played the Prokofiev violin concerto no. 2...

  • Summer Classics 7:30PM

    Summer Classics 7:30PM

    21st May 2017

    SUMMER CLASSICS PAMOJA HALL  The last orchestral concert in our season features music perfectly suited to the acoustics of Pamoja Hall. Sophia Dee, our soloist in Grieg’s lovely piano concerto has won many prizes and competitions.   SCHUMANN - Genoveva Overture...



    25th June 2017

    As part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival, we will perform favourite choruses from operas by Verdi, Puccini and others.  This is a joint concert with the choir of Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society, conducted by Robyn Sevastos.Please book tickets through the Stag Theatre box office - Tickets...

  • Play for Pleasure

    10th September 2017


    An afternoon of music making at the start of our new season, this is an ideal opportunity for new members to meet us, to rehearse and play through a full scale symphony.  No audience,  no pressure,  and even a nice cup of tea.Please contact us if you are grade VIII or above and would...

  • Family concerts - Magic

    Family concerts - Magic

    15th October 2017


    Family concert - Magic.  Our family concert has been a sell-out for a number of years. To try and meet the demand for tickets we will perform this concert twice, at 2 pm and 4pm. The programme for 'Magic' includes a wide range of pieces, with fun and fantasy from Harry Potter to the...

  • Autumn Classics

    19th November 2017


    Autumn Classics.   An afternoon concert of Romantic music, opening with the overture to Wagner's only comic opera, Die Meistersinger. Although, as this is the curtain-raiser to an opera which lasts nearly five hours, he must have had some confidence in his own sense of humour. Our next...

  • A Taste of Classics

    31st January 2018


    Stag Theatre, SevenoaksCast aside those January blues and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at our after-dinner concert. We aim to play a taste of many popular pieces in a concert lasting around an hour, with music by Beethoven and Mozart along with many others listed below. Darrell Davison,...

  • Italy - Carnival & Caprice

    Italy - Carnival & Caprice

    11th March 2018


    Stag Theatre, SevenoaksWe are delighted to be welcoming back the local trumpet star and former SSO member, Matilda Lloyd for our concert of Italian delights. As winner of numerous competitions including the BBC Young Musician Brass final in 2014, and soloist in the 2016 Proms, Matilda is currently...

  • Summer Classics at the Pamoja Hall

    Summer Classics at the Pamoja Hall

    20th May 2018


    This concert takes place at the Pamoja Hall at Sevenoaks School.  We invite our audience to arrive from 6:30 to enjoy some refreshments before the performance.Mendelssohn's atmospheric overture, Fingal's Cave, makes a wonderful opening work for a summer concert. It will be followed by Chopin's...

  • Joint concert with Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir

    24th June 2018


    As part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival, we perform favourite pieces by English composers, ranging from Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance March, through Butterworth's 'A Shropshire Lad' to Belshazzar's Feast by Walton. This is a joint concert given by Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society and Sevenoaks...

  • Family Concert - Around the World

    Family Concert - Around the World

    14th October 2018


    Family Concert - Around the World Come on a trip around the world with the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra at the Family Concert. This concert (75 mins) is suitable for children and their families and is a wonderful opportunity to hear a live orchestra in Sevenoaks. Short pieces of music...

  • November 2018 - Autumn Classics

    November 2018 - Autumn Classics

    18th November 2018


    An afternoon concert of romantic music, opening with the overture to one of Wagner's most famous operas. We follow this with the slow movement of Mahler's 5th Symphony, a piece made famous by the film "Death in Venice".We are delighted to welcome back Joo Yeon Sir to play the lovely violin Concerto...

  • February 2019 - Taste of Classics

    February 2019 - Taste of Classics

    6th February 2019


    Join us for a taste of some of the repertoire’s best loved orchestral music. This is a delightful evening out, kicking off with a complimentary glass of wine followed by a concert including Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Faure’s beauti ful Pavane. Darrell Davison brings the music to life...

  • March 2019 - Viva Italia, Viva Espana

    March 2019 - Viva Italia, Viva Espana

    17th March 2019


    Composers from many countries have found inspiration in the music of Italy and Spain. In this concert we have music with Spanish origins by Rimsky-Korsakov (Capriccio Espagnol), Ravel (Pavane pour une infanta defunte) and Chabrier (Espana). We begin however with pieces celebrating Italy, by...

  • Spring Classics

    Spring Classics

    19th May 2019

    19th May at 7.30 pm : Spring ClassicsWe welcome in the warmer months with an evening of Spring Classics.  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...

  • Family Concert - Toy Stories

    Family Concert - Toy Stories

    13th October 2019


    Our annual family concert is always very popular. This year the theme is toys and the programme will include Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony and excerpts from The Nutcracker. David Leonard will join us for the afternoon to narrate the story of The Magic Box with orchestra accompaniment,...

  • Elgar Cello concerto in an all-English concert

    Elgar Cello concerto in an all-English concert

    17th November 2019


    As well as the Elgar Cello concerto, our concert at the Stag theatre includes the English Folk Song Suite by Vaughan Williams, an intermezzo by Delius and the amazing Symphony no.1 by William Walton....

  • A Taste of Classics

    A Taste of Classics

    5th February 2020


    This is a light, one-hour concert of easy listening classical music. On arrival you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, and Darrell Davison will introduce each piece, putting it into context and bringing it to life. The programme includes Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Gluck, and...

  • Adagio for Strings and Copland's Rodeo

    Adagio for Strings and Copland's Rodeo

    15th March 2020


    We begin with four pieces from Copland's ballet Rodeo which includes some well known tunes. We then play the Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone by Debussy, a lovely piece of music that lets our soloist, Manu Brazzo, display his relaxed virtuosity.Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings finishes the first half...

  • 75th Anniversary Concert - Postponed

    17th May 2020


    Join us before the concert at the Pamoja Hall in Sevenoaks School for a glass of fizz and help to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our first concert in 1945, which featured Beethoven’s third piano concerto . In 2020 we will perform the same Piano Concerto no. 3 by Beethoven, this time with...

  • Verdi's Requiem - Postponed

    21st June 2020


    A joint concert with Sevenoaks Philharmonic and soloists in Verdi's choral masterpiece, conducted by Robyn Sevastos....

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