Classics in the City: The Audience Chooses

13th May 2017 19:30

Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Piano:  Peter Donohoe

Anthony Hedges:  Kingston Sketches
Weber:  Konzertstucke in F minor for Piano and Orchestra …Read more

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1917 - The Year of Revolution

25th Nov 2017 19:30

A Russian programme to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917.

Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Violin:  Callum Smart …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. 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 2016/17 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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Hull Phil makes Radio Waves

4th Apr 2017 Posted by : Admin

The Hull Philharmonic will be featured on both Radio 3 (Breakfast with Petroc Trelawny, 06.30 - 09.00) …
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6000 Pipes!

17th Feb 2017 Posted by : Admin

Or should I say, 6000 pipes?? The true number is 5505, but let us forgive the slight exaggeration, …
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