Welcome to the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra website.

As the Patron of Scarborough Symphony Orchestra, I am delighted to welcome you to another season of superb music making by a really enthusiastic group of musicians. This season they are playing a wonderful mix of the well-known, a UK premiere and great music which doesn’t in my opinion get played frequently enough!

Sadly, our soloist for the November 24th concert, Michael Petrov has had to pull out of this concert due to an injury to his hand. We are very lucky to have cellist Jamal Aliyev stepping in to play the exciting Shostakovich Cello Concerto with us. Dvorak’s 8th symphony will close this concert.

In February, they are performing works on the GCSE and A level music curriculum syllabus; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (with Dania Alzapiedi), Haydn’s Clock Symphony and Kodaly’s variations on a Hungarian Folksong, "The Peacock".This is a wonderful opportunity for music students to hear these works in a live performance, and don’t forget students have free entry to all the concerts.

The May concert includes the UK premiere of Martin Romberg’s The Tales of Taliesin for Saxophone, played by Lara James, and ballet suites by Ravel and Tchaikovsky.

In the final concert of the season, in July, local flautist Kathy Seabrook will play the popular Nielsen Flute Concerto. The concert starts with Beethoven's Egmont overture and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s melodic 5th Symphony.

Full details of all the concerts are to be found on our Current Season page

I do hope you will join me for what promises to be another exciting season.

Lady Ayckbourn Patron of Scarborough Symphony Orchestra

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We gratefully acknowledge help and support from our Patron, Lady Ayckbourn, the Friends of the Orchestra and all the non-playing members. We would also like to say a huge thank you to our generous sponsors over the last year: Broadland Properties Ltd and Lady Ayckbourn.

Shaun Matthew
Anthony Mason
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Scarborough Symphony Orchestra is a Registered Charity: Charity Number 1125060.
Concert Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Queen Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HQ