Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra

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June 10th


Carnival Overture


Piano Concerto No.1



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Wilmslow Leisure Centre

Wilmslow Leisure Centre


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Orchestra in concert

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.

About the orchestra

Recent concerts and events

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Summer concert

Britain's Got Talent star plays Mendelssohn

The final concert in Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra’s current season was a very special one – for the first time we welcomed Leo Bailey-Yang, a virtuoso pianist only nine years old, who played Mendelssohn’s sparkling First Piano Concerto. Leo hails from Clayton in Manchester and is currently studying at Chetham’s School of Music. He astonished the nation when he appeared on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, aged only seven, and has since appeared on ‘Little Big Shots’ hosted by Dawn French. So it was no surprise that he astonished us also!

The large work in the programme was Petrushka, Stravinsky’s strangely touching evocation of a Shrovetide Fair in pre-revolutionary Russia. We began the concert with a very different fairground scene. Dvorák’s Carnival Overture is, as the name suggests, a joyous work, albeit with its moments of reflective nostalgia.

The concert took place on Saturday 10th June in the Evans Theatre in Wilmslow Leisure Centre and we were delighted to welcome back Bob Chasey once again as conductor.

There is plenty of convenient free parking at the Leisure Centre, and the theatre itself has comfortable seating and good disabled and restricted mobility access. The tiered auditorium ensures that everyone can see as well as hear clearly.

Tickets for our concerts cost £12 (Concession £10, Under 18s £2) and are available from the Ticket Secretary (01925 756 144), from Bang & Olufsen, Alderley Rd, Wilmslow (01625 527666), from Therapy, Bank Sq (01625 400113), at the door, or can be reserved via the website.

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