2023/2024 marks the 113th Brent Symphony Orchestra season. It is a great honour to be able to invite you to a wonderful series of amazing musical events featuring a unique combination of well known classics and little known discoveries.
Winter Concert: 16th December 2023
We were devastated to have to cancel our Winter performance last year, owing to water supply issues at our venue. So this coming winter we bring you a programme with an extra special dash of seasonality. Taken from his new opera, the Crocodile of Kang Pow, and arranged especially for the Brent Symphony Orchestra, Darren Berry’s Le Dauphin Vert opens our performance. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite and Arnold’s The Holly and the Ivy march us to Prokoviev’s Lieutenant Kijé to close a programme steeped in yuletide tradition.
Spring Concert: 9th March 2024
Our Spring Concert celebrates the flamboyance of the Americans. Including works by Ives, Marques and Copland, our March 12th Spring concert features the first symphony of Florence Price. Price was the first African American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony orchestra. The music critic of the Chicago times, in 1933, described it as “a faultless work, a work that speaks its own message with restraint and yet with passion… worthy of a place in the regular symphonic repertoire.”
Summer Concert: 15th June 2024
Opening with Wagners’ Meistersinger Overture, June 25th 2024 sees the violin virtuoso Fenella Humphreys return to perform Korngold’s almost indescribably beautiful violin concerto with us. Sibelius Symphony No.1. brings us to what, under normal circumstances, would be the close of our 113th season.
Family Concert – 6th July 2023
As a bonus, this season will consist of five concerts. On the afternoon of July 6th we’ll perform Paul Patterson’s setting of The Three Little Pigs, adapted from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. We hope to be joined by an extra special narrator!
If you are a friendly musician looking to join an exciting and ambitious orchestra in North London, please do get in touch. We have vacancies for strings, (cellists and bases in particular) a horn player, co-principal trombonist and a tuba player. We’re always pleased to hear from instrumentalists, especially brass and string players keen to play with us.
For more information about joining the orchestra see the Join Us page.
Friends of Brent Symphony Orchestra
We have a Friends of Brent Symphony Orchestra scheme which helps to continue the development of the orchestra and allows our audiences to enjoy new and exciting programmes and soloists, while at the same time coping with the rising costs of putting on concerts.
We are really grateful to our Friends who are helping us achieve this and if you would like to join and get a FREE concert ticket, please see the Support Us page.