Simon Chalk announced as Hull Philharmonic Orchestra's new Musical Director

Posted on 24th Aug 2023 13:13:07 by Admin

The Hull Philharmonic Society and Orchestra are delighted to announce the appointment of their new Musical Director, Simon Chalk.

Simon conducted the …read more

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Law firm’s generosity funds live orchestral music experience

Posted on 9th May 2023 08:20:54 by Admin

Williamsons Solicitors has hit a high note with local GCSE students after sponsoring the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Person’s Ticket Scheme.

The East Yorkshire law firm’s generosity …read more

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Spotlight on: New Players!

Posted on 9th May 2023 08:19:10 by Admin

The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the country’s finest amateur orchestras – one that is ever-changing and ever-growing. Each season we welcome new players who bring with them their diverse …read more

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We’re looking for an Orchestral Leader!

Posted on 13th Apr 2023 05:26:46 by Admin

The Hull Philharmonic Society is pleased to invite expressions of interest for the position of orchestral leader due to the upcoming retirement of our current leader, Mrs Patricia Mitchell. Given our …read more

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November Concert Review

Posted on 12th Dec 2022 15:26:55 by Admin

As Dan Watson rightly pointed out in the pre-concert talk, there was a buzz in the air in Queen Victoria Square outside the City Hall, presumably the anticipation of an exciting programme fused with …read more

We have appointed a new Treasurer!

Posted on 12th Dec 2022 15:19:19 by Admin

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Nolan as our new Treasurer. Vanessa graduated in law and then switched to studying accountancy and has worked in accounts teams for 30+ years …read more

Sirius Academy West Students' Review

Posted on 12th Dec 2022 15:16:09 by Admin

For the November concert, we were thrilled to welcome a group of GCSE music students from Sirius Academy West, the majority of whom had never attended a classical music concert before. What a privilege …read more

Did you catch the pre-concert talk?

Posted on 12th Dec 2022 15:10:34 by Admin

Not everyone is aware that we often hold an informal talk before our concerts – something fun and interesting to illuminate the music, whether that be the thoughts of the conductor regarding the programme …read more

Spotlight on...Adam MacKenzie

Posted on 15th Nov 2022 14:55:51 by Admin

Joining us for the November concert as our featured soloist is the wonderful Adam MacKenzie, Principal Bassoonist and Head of Instrumental Learning at Opera North. Here we’ll share a little about …read more

Finding Rossini - a historical fantasy

Posted on 15th Nov 2022 14:52:42 by Admin

From the desk of Julietta Ragazzina: Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was a quirky character, who said of himself:

I have only wept three times in my life: the first time when my earliest …read more

Margaret Pinder in conversation with Dan Watson

Posted on 15th Nov 2022 14:48:41 by Admin

Chair of the Hull Philharmonic Society, Margaret Pinder, caught up with the first of this season’s Guest Conductor, Dan Watson, to learn a little more about him and how he’s finding his time with …read more

The Hull Philharmonic has a new administrator

Posted on 4th Aug 2022 08:13:38 by Admin

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new administrator: Jessica Fear who will be taking up her role with the society in time for the new 22/23 season. A former English teacher, Jessica …read more

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We’re playing classic film scores and more requests

Posted on 27th Jan 2022 13:36:54 by Admin

Iconic film music will reverberate around the City Hall in the second of a programme of request musc. The February 26 concert features John Williams’ Jurassic Park, Hans Zimmer’s …read more

Classics back to City Hall

Posted on 4th Nov 2021 10:51:45 by Admin

A collection of concert favourites chosen by audience and players will mark the return of live classical music to Hull City Hall this month.

The Hull Philharmonic will be the first orchestra …read more

Our Welcome Back Concert!

Posted on 2nd Aug 2021 14:19:42 by Admin

The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to invite you to its first concert of the year. In this special one-hour “welcome back” concert, we celebrate the return of live music at the …read more

Plans for our return!

Posted on 4th May 2021 13:22:30 by Admin

The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra’s committee is working hard behind the scenes to establish a series of concerts for 2021/22.  Hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer before a return …read more

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Steinway Refurbishment

Posted on 13th Feb 2020 14:11:13 by Admin

Concert with East Yorkshire-born piano star to celebrate £25k refurbishment of city’s Steinway

A Beverley-born classical music star is taking to the Hull City Hall stage this …read more

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BOGOF to Beethoven

Posted on 29th Jan 2020 14:01:12 by Admin

We are pledging 250 tickets to young students for its February concert in a Buy One Get One Free scheme made possible by Williamsons Solicitors.

The offer celebrates the 250th anniversary of …read more

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Could Elgar have composed any of his violin concerto in Hull?

Posted on 12th Nov 2019 14:17:38 by Admin

We’ll be performing hugely contrasting masterpieces on November 30 at Hull City Hall to illustrate the breadth of genius in early 20th Century classical music composition.

Stravinsky’s …read more

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Our beloved Steinway returns

Posted on 1st Oct 2019 12:17:52 by Admin

It was about three years ago that we felt that our biggest asset, the Steinway Model D grand piano might be ready for some tender loving care.

Since 1973, since it was donated to the Hull Phil …read more

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Hull Phil Orchestra supports stars of the future

Posted on 12th Apr 2019 12:48:58 by Admin

The Hull Philharmonic is to premier a piece by written by Beverley-born Kerrin Tatman in the first of three concerts to recognise and celebrate local talent.

The performance of his Fantasy for …read more

Scales of a different kind find a safe home at Hull legal storage facility

Posted on 14th Feb 2019 17:17:31 by Admin

From the scales of justice to musical scales - via fish scales - a building owned by Williamsons Solicitors has provided a lifeline to a local orchestra.

The legal firm’s investment in …read more

1918: End Game: Armistice and Aftermath

Posted on 22nd Nov 2018 11:50:21 by Admin

The mood in East Yorkshire at the end of the First Word War will feature in the last of a series of three anniversary concerts by the HPO.

1918: Endgame:  Armistice and Aftermath, …read more

Culture volunteers make a big noise on stage

Posted on 15th Nov 2017 12:30:19 by Admin

Hull Philharmonic Orchestra has recruited a select group of bass drummers for one of the most famous passages in music in an event marking the centenary of the Russion Revolution at Hull City Hall on …read more

Hull City Hall Classics 2017/18

Posted on 26th May 2017 15:02:05 by Admin

If you have an existing season subscription you can book between Friday 26 May - Thursday 8 June.

Telephone bookings: 01482 300 306

Season tickets and individual concerts go on general …read more