I’m delighted to welcome you to a new season of Scarborough Symphony Orchestra concerts.

Last season we saw Jess Gillam, the exuberant and enthusiastic saxophonist who was a BBC Young Musician finalist in 2016 play with the SSO. This season, Ben Goldscheider, who was the finalist in the Brass Section joins the orchestra to play Jiří Pauer’s Horn concerto. Ben is studying at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, and has already performed with major orchestras around Europe in the past year. We are very lucky to have booked him before his rise to fame!

This season I’m also particularly looking forward to the Scarborough Choral Society joining the orchestra to perform Copland’s Old American Songs. Grieg’s Piano Concerto with our old friend Yuki Negishi will be another high point.

Lovers of the more traditional symphonic works will be able to appreciate four great 19th century symphonies by Dvorak, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Franck.

I’m also delighted that, as a result of the orchestra’s February 2017 concert, our conductor Shaun Matthew was invited to conduct some concerts with the Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first Black and minority ethnics orchestra, composed of exceptional musicians from across the continent.This proves how talented he is. (Although we already knew that, from the way he has developed and improved the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra!)

I’m delighted to continue my patronage and sponsorship. I would like to encourage you to come and join us. Even if you have never been to a classical concert before, I’m sure you will find it enjoyable to experience such wonderful music performed live.

Lady Ayckbourn









Shaun Matthew
Anthony Mason
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Concert Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Queen Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HQ