The Sea! the Sea!

28th Nov 2015 19:30

The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra will open their 134th Season in 2015/16 with a maritime theme.  We welcome local Mezzo-Soprano, Beth Mackay to perform Elgar’s magnificent Sea Pictures, a cycle of five songs for Mezzo- Soprano written at the request of Dame Clara Butt in 1899.  …Read more

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Classics in the City : The Audience Chooses

27th Feb 2016 19:30

The second of two programmes consisting of pieces chosen by our audience, begins with Mendelssohn’s depiction of Fingal’s Cave on the tiny island of Staffa. …Read more

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Rhapsody

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 orcheatra. 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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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 2015/16 season brochure via this link.

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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New Partnership with City Hall Classics

26th May 2015 Posted by : Admin

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between Hull City Hall Classics, the Royal Philharmonic …
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A thank you to our audience and orchestra from Pudsey Bear!

13th May 2015 Posted by : Admin

A magnificent sum of £603.71 was collected from our audience and orchestra at our February 2015 …
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