The 2019/20 season is the Brent Symphony Orchestra’s 109th year. We aspire to perform the finest orchestral music, bringing together pieces you may well have heard of, together with something new. Recent concerts have featured symphonies by Elgar, Bruckner, Mahler, Nielsen and Vaughan Williams; concertos by Sibelius and Strauss and also work by Bernstein, Mozart, Ravel and Stravinsky.
We are continuing our mission to play lesser known works in our programmes amongst the audience favourites and will be performing works by William Grant Still and Lili Boulanger together with favourites by Strauss, Gershwin and Wagner. If you would like to be the first to hear about our events, please sign up to our mailing list.
Next Concert – Saturday 14th December, 6pm
Following the triumphant start to our season, featuring Rosalind Ventris , we look forward to our festive performance which brings together three spectacular pieces by composers all famed for blurring the lines between jazz and classical music. We open with the overture from George Gershwin’s 1927 musical “Strike Up the Band” and follow with the equally well-known Suite for Variety Orchestra penned by Dmitri Shostakovich. Interspersed by a range of classic Christmas music we close the evening with William Still’s first symphony. This exciting piece opens with a 12 bar blues, and augments a huge symphony orchestra with the rarely seen (in classical circles at least) Tenor Banjo! Please click here for more information and to book tickets.
If you are a friendly musician looking to join an exciting and ambitious orchestra in North London, please do get in touch. We have a vacancies for a Co-principal Trombonist and Double bass players. 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.