14th May 2016 19:30

A programme of Orchestral Rhapsodies containing some of the finest examples of the form.

We welcome the brilliant Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna in his third visit to the orchestra. This young artist has quite a following in this country and brings a touch of brilliance to two of his favourite concertinos, the Rachmaninov Variations of 1934 and Gershwin’s Jazz Concerto’ commissioned by Paul Whiteman for his Palais Royal Orchestra in 1924. …Read more

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'Rhapsody' at The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

15th May 2016 15:00

This is a repeat of the concert given by Hull Philharmonic on 14 May at Hull City Hall with soloist Alessandro Taverna and conductor Andrew Penny.
Each piece is an orchestral rhapsody, for example Espana by Chabrier and Dance Rhapsody by Yorkshire born Delius. …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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We are delighted to announce a new partnership between Hull City Hall Classics, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Hull Philharmonic Orchestra which will result in a  season of nine orchestral concerts in 2015-2016 that will take place in 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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