The Northampton Symphony Orchestra is a large community orchestra with over 125 years of history and a high standard of performance.
Our next concert is the exclusive concert and reception for the Friends of the NSO. If you are interested in joining the Friends for next year, please visit the Friends' page for further information. Tickets for next season's concerts are live on the "Concerts" page
The 2022/23 Northampton Symphony Orchestra season, our 130th year, promises to be an exciting and momentous season for the orchestra. We start the season with Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “visionary, violent” Ninth Symphony and Gershwin’s cheerful love letter to France An American in Paris. We are then joined by compere and narrator John Griff for our Christmas Cracker, which will feature, along with many festive selections, the narrated musical presentation of Haleakala: How Maui Snared the Sun for a quick trip to Hawaii in December. February brings us to Northampton’s own Sir Malcom Arnold’s Heroes of Telemark Suite, and Rimsky Korsakov’s sweeping and romantic Scheherazade. We then make NSO history with a concert featuring the work of women composers, including Ruth Gipps. Florence Price, and Grace Williams. As a special treat, we are pleased to present a Triple Concerto by Errollyn Wallen with the “dynamic and dazzling” Kosmos Ensemble. We close off the season’s public concerts with Shostakovich’s monumental evocation of the first Russian Revolution of 1905 - “a film score without the film” Symphony no 11 and Irish composer Hamilton Harty’s sweet and tuneful Ode to a Nightingale. I hope you will join us for this fantastic season.