Saint-Saens and Harold in Italy

9th May 2015 19:30

An all French programme featuring two major string concertos, the popular Cello Concerto by Saint-Saens and the Symphony Harold in Italy, written by Berlioz with Paganini in mind as the viola soloist. …Read more

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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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For dates and times of this season’s performances, which should include the Candide Overture Bernstein, ‘Judex’ from Mors et Vita Gounod, Great Gate of Kiev Mussorgsky, as well as the beautiful Danse Macabre Saint-Saëns, see the 2014-2015 Season Brochure.

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