A Live Cinema performance with Orchestra

26th Nov 2016 19:00

As one of 100 orchestras taking part in the Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour, the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the iconic 1916 film The Battle of the Somme by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell using the acclaimed score by UK composer Laura Rossi, commissioned by the Imperial War Museum. …Read more

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City Hall Celebration for 2017

25th Feb 2017 19:30

A classical symphonic programme featuring the City Hall Organ.  The new commission ‘6000 Pipes’, ‘inspired by Hull, its history and environs’ (Karl Jenkins), celebrates the City Hall which has been the orchestra’s home for over 100 years.  Martin Roscoe, an old friend of this orchestra, joins us in this special year as soloist.
Conductor:     Andrew Penny
Piano:   Martin Roscoe
Organ:  Jonathan Scott

Karl Jenkins: A world premiere of a new piece for Organ and Orchestra for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, commissioned by the Hull Philharmonic.

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3: ‘Organ Symphony’ …Read more

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Classics in the City: The Audience Chooses

13th May 2017 19:30

A concert of orchestral pieces and piano concertos chosen by you the audience during 2016. This programme promises to be a popular and eclectic mix of requests if our previous versions of The Audience Chooses are anything to go by. Another old friend of the orchestra, Peter Donohoe, has made himself available as piano soloist to meet any challenges thrown at him! …Read more

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Welcome Celebrating over 130 years of music making in Hull

The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra is recognised as one of the nation's leading amateur symphony orchestras and has been a major feature in the city's cultural landscape for over 130 years.

Performing a regular season of three concerts in Hull's magnificent City Hall, we boast a history of renowned conductors, including national figures such as Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms. Today under our award-winning musical director Andrew Penny, the orchestra continues to expand and develop; successfully tackling some of the most challenging works of the orchestral repertoire. The story started on June 1881 when a small group of dedicated music lovers gathered at the George Hotel in Hull and proposed the formation of an orchestral music society. With just 27 players, a devoted committee and loyal patrons, the Hull Philharmonic Society was born.

Today the orchestra has more than 80 members drawn from local professional and amateur musicians, and enjoys a broad and loyal audience base. In 1989 we were granted charitable status.

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The Hull City Hall Classics, feature the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Hull Philharmonic Orchestra in a season of nine orchestral concerts at Hull City Hall. 

There is one combined brochure which provides all the programme and booking information for the nine orchestral concerts. 

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World's top composer visits Hull

14th Jul 2016 Posted by : Admin

Karl Jenkins, the world’s most popular living classical composer visited Hull on Monday 27 June.
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New slant to Queen classic as Hull Philharmonic plays the greatest rhapsodies

9th May 2016 Posted by : Admin

It’s a Beelzebub of an anthem that has astonished, amused, perplexed and rocked the socks off …
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