Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra

Next concert

June 11th

Concierto de Aranjuez
Danzón No.2
Conga del Fuego Nuevo
El Salón México

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The Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra was founded 1947 and our initial adventurous repertoire has continued to expand. We have always been prepared to tackle challenging and ambitious works.

We strive to select programmes which will appeal both to our players and to our audiences.

The orchestra works with professional conductors and soloists and aims for a high standard of performance.

We give 5 concerts a year in the Wilmslow Leisure Centre theatre and also accompany choral societies. Brass, wind and string groups from the orchestra play out in the local community.

We rehearse on Friday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Honford Hall, Handforth.

We are always happy to hear from anyone who is interested in playing with us and from any organisation interested in sponsoring us or in advertising in our programme. We also have a celeste for hire.

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June concert

If ever there was music which needed no introduction, it is Ravel’s Bolero, surely the ideal piece to bring Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra’s latest season to a resounding conclusion.

The Concierto de Aranjuez by the Spanish composer Joaqúin Rodrigo is hardly less well-known, and for this item we extend a warm welcome to the young Irish guitarist David Keating.

Born in Mexico 65 years ago, Arturo Márquez may not be as familiar a name, but his Danzón No. 2 has become something of a signature tune for the Simon Bolívar Youth Orchestra from Venezula, who made such an impression at the Proms in 2007. We also hear his Conga del Fuego Nuevo and Aaron Copland’s vivid El Salón México. Chabrier’s lively España makes an ideal curtain raiser.

As conductor we welcome back once again Spanish maestro Juan Ortuño. Although at home in all styles, this is very much his home territory. Juan’s natural vitality makes his concerts memorable and listeners can expect a sparking conclusion to our latest concert season.

programme for the 2016/17 season