Henley Symphony Orchestra

Henley Festival Site, Henley-on-Thames

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Summer Concert

Conductor: Ian Brown
Saxophone: Huw Wiggin
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Wagner: Overture: Tannhäuser
J.S. Bach arr. Wiggin: Concerto BWV 1056 for Strings and Saxophone
Milhaud: Scaramouche
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance

Henley Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present its popular annual summer concert in its home town on the Floating Stage. Since the orchestra’s formation in 1970 HSO has become one of the UK’s leading amateur orchestras attracting some 70 players drawn from across the Thames Valley.

Sit back on the banks of the River Thames, watch the world float by and enjoy beautiful classical music played by Henley’s very own orchestra.

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Henley Symphony Orchestra

The Henley Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1970 and is now one of the leading amateur orchestras in the country. It attracts some 70 players from across the Thames Valley. Under the guidance of the musical director, Ian Brown, the orchestra promotes an annual series of four concerts and engages internationally acclaimed soloists, providing high-quality classical music making for the enjoyment of local concert goers. The orchestra was originally brought together to give a concert in a large marquee at Shiplake College one summer but the success of that concert led to the establishment of the orchestra on a permanent footing. '... such an inspiring sound... The thrilling result owed much to the consummate musicianship and command of HSO's conductor, Ian Brown... delightful dialogue between the violin and oboe in the adagio... ' (Henley Standard). '

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Huw Wiggin


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Henley Festival Site

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • RG9 2LP
01491 843404