Music, Magic and Mystery

26th Nov 2023 16:00

Join the orchestra for a magical journey of fantasy, film, and fun in a concert for all the family. Everyone – young and old – is encouraged to dress up as their favourite fictional character, bringing along wands and a hefty dollop of imagination as the Hull Philharmonic takes you on a journey through a programme of your favourite festive music. What better way to round off the spooky Halloween season and kick off the countdown to Christmas! …Read more

Northern Lights

2nd Mar 2024 19:30

For our March concert, the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra looks to the North in a programme of stirring music inspired by the landscape and legends of Northern Europe and Scandinavia. …Read more

Take Me to the Movies

11th May 2024 19:30

What could be more exciting than an evening of all your favourite classical pieces from across the decades all condensed into one glittering evening! The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra will fly you over the skies over war-torn Europe with Walton’s stirring Spitfire Prelude; whisk you off to new galaxies in the fight against the evil Empire with Williams’ Star Wars Suite; and have you blast off into space with Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra. …Read more

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. 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.

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.

Young Audience Ticket Scheme

With thanks to Williamsons Solicitors who have been supporters of our Young Audience Ticket Scheme through sponsorship. The scheme enables us to introduce our concerts to audiences of the future and enhance regional music education. Williamsons has also provided a secure home for the orchestra’s extensive music library which includes scores notated by Sir Henry Wood. (Read more)

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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. 

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