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40 YEARS AND COUNTING
It was the 40th anniversary of our first concert at the Town hall as Stockport Symphony Orchestra in October 2017
Our last international competition for young musicians attracted interest from all over the world. It was back in 2019 even better! And our thanks go to U.S. choral group The Alexandria Harmonizers who appeared at the Town hall on 8 August and donated their box office share to the competition!
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
The SSO is delighted that Helen Brackley Jones continues as the orchestra’s leader for another season
BLUE PETER STAR FOR CHRISTMAS
We are thrilled to be bringing Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell to Stockport for this year’s Christmas matinée concert. Lindsey will be presenting the programme as well as narrating that modern Christmas classic, Howard Blake’s ‘The Snowman’
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I SEASON TICKETS are available which cover all eight concerts at a significant discount .
Read about the SSO’s conductors for the coming season.
As ever, we have some exciting soloists coming to Stockport for2019/20
40 years ago the orchestra accepted the offer by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of a permanent home in the Edwardian splendour of the Town Hall and we are now proud to celebrate more than 40 seasons as the Borough's official orchestra. The orchestra performs eight concerts each season at the Town Hall and also appears elsewhere during the year.
Stockport Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1975 as The New Orchestra of Manchester.
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The fantasy for cello, ‘Schelomo’, is played tonight by RLPO principal cellist, Jonathan Aasgaard whose many recordings include one of the most highly rated performances of the piece. It’s followed by a symphony which for many remains associated with the haunting score to Visconti’s film 'Death in Venice'.