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Artistic Director

The FSO is no longer accepting applications for Artistic Director.  We have now assessed the candidates and have arrived at a short-list.  Details of the rest of the process remain below:

Main Purpose of the Role
The Artistic Director assists the FSO Committee in meeting the Orchestra’s charitable aims by leading the development of its musical skills and repertoire and advising on other initiatives to advance the artistic development of the FSO.

Job Description
A full job description may be downloaded here.

Recruitment Process
The application process has now closed.

Rehearsal auditions were held in April/May 2017.

We have now selected four candidates to undertake concert auditions as paid guest conductors during the 2017-2018 season with a view to making an appointment in Summer 2018. Guest conductors will be expected to take all rehearsals leading up to the concert for which they are responsible.

All rehearsals take place at 19:45 on Thursday evenings at Wesley Hall (see Rehearsal Venues) unless otherwise notified.

Concert dates and venues for the 2017-2018 season can be found on the Concerts page.




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FSO Recordings by Farnborough Symphony Orchestra

  1. Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture (excerpt 1)
  2. Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture (excerpt 2)
  3. Khatchaturian - Adagio from Spartacus (excerpt)
  4. Brahms - Variations on a theme by Haydn (excerpt)
  5. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 1st movement (excerpt)
  6. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 2nd movement (excerpt)
  7. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 3rd movement (excerpt)
  8. Dvorak - Slavonic Dance
  9. Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
  10. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Waltz
  11. Unknown - String Quartet Piece