Elgar and Stravinsky

30th Nov 2019 19:30

Conductor: Andrew Penny

Violin: Callum Smart

Elgar: Overture: Cockaigne

Stravinsky: Ballet Suite: The Firebird (1919 revised version 100 years on) …Read more

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Jonathan Dove, Beethoven, Rachmaninov

29th Feb 2020 19:30

Guest Conductor: Timothy Redmond

Piano: Robert Markham

Jonathan Dove: Airport Scenes (from the opera Flight) …Read more

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Michael Phillips, Dvorak and Brahms

9th May 2020 19:30

Conductor: Andrew Penny

Cello: Laura van der Heijden

Michael Phillips:  Cradle …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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You can download a copy of the 2018/19 season brochure via this link.

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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The Hull Philharmonic is to premier a piece by written by Beverley-born Kerrin Tatman in the first …
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14th Feb 2019 Posted by : Admin

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