2019/20 - A Season of Contrasts

After the whirlwind of our 125th season celebrations, the NSO will be presenting a series of concerts for 2019/20, each with its own flavour - a mix of familiar favourites and hidden treasures.

The online brochure below is a way of finding out more about the the music we will be sharing in the 2019/20 season - click on the image for more details. Soloists will be announced soon, along with ticket links so please come back again for more exciting details and to book your tickets.

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19:30 Saturday 8th February 2020 - German Giants

Christchurch, 3 Christchurch Rd, Northampton NN1 5LL, with soloists Cathal Killeen and Will Gold

  • Richard Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture
  • Richard Strauss Duet-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon - with soloists Cathal Killeen, Clarinet, and Will Gold, Bassoon
  • Anton Bruckner Symphony No.4 "Romantic"


19:30 Saturday 28th March 2020 - Sixth Sense

Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Rd, Hardingstone, Northampton NN4 6UU, with soloist Kristine Balanas

  • Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto, with soloist Kristine Balanas, Violin
  • George Lloyd Symphony No.6
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No.6 "Pastoral"


19:30 Saturday 13th June 2020 - American Contrasts

St. Matthew's Church, The Drive, Kingsley, Northampton NN1 4RY

  • William Grant Still Symphony No.1 "Afro-American"
  • Aaron Copland Quiet City, for Cor Anglais, Trumpet and Strings
  • Leonard Bernstein Overture to "Candide"
  • Alan Hovhaness Symphony No.2 "Mysterious Mountain"
  • George Gershwin Porgy and Bess: A Smyphonic Picture


This Season's Previous Concerts:

The Malcolm Arnold Festival, 12th October, 2019

  • Malcolm Arnold Peterloo Overture
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 - with soloist Rhythmie Wong, Piano
  • Malcolm Arnold Suite from "Stolen Face" - with soloist Rhythmie Wong, Piano
  • Malcolm Arnold Variations on a Theme of Ruth Gipps
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture

The NSO at Clifton Cathedral, 16th November, 2019

  • Alwyn Piano Concerto No.1, with soloist Arta Arnicane, Piano
  • Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Fanstasy Overture
  • Carwithen Overture: Men of Sherwood Forest
  • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2, with soloist Arta Arnicane, Piano

Heroes and Villains: A Chrismas Cracker, 8th December, 2019

  • Lovrien Minor Alterations No.2
  • Willaims Superman March
  • Brubaker How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Alwyn The Crimson Pirate
  • Carwithen Overture: Men of Sherwood Forest
  • Lovrien Toccata on Carol of the Bells
  • Stommen There's Christmas in the Air
  • Andersen Lopez Music from Frozen
  • Nielsen Aladdin Suite

Please note, while the NSO will always endeavour to present concerts as advertised; concert programmes, prices, venues, and soloists are subject to change.