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Promoting live orchestral performance in the community since 1922

The Farnborough Symphony Orchestra is one of the foremost non-professional orchestras in the south of England.

The FSO has had a commitment to live performance of music in the North East Hampshire region since its formation in 1922 as the Royal Aircraft Establishment Orchestral Society. It now performs four concerts every season, regularly attracting high-quality national and international soloists, and is the holder of the 2011 Pat Devereux award for contributions to the Performing Arts in the Borough of Rushmoor.

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  • FSO Birthday Concert: Schubert, Reinecke and Dvorak

    12 November 2022

Upcoming concerts

The FSO has some exciting repertoire planned for 2021/22 – its centenary season. The opening concert, which is scheduled for Saturday 13th November 2021, will be under the baton of Artistic Director, Bill Carslake, and will feature some orchestral favourites including the Bruch Violin Concerto and Rachmaninov’s ever-popular Symphony No. 2. We are also delighted to welcome back So-Ock Kim as our soloist. Due to Covid uncertainties, the remaining concerts for the season will be announced nearer the time but are likely to include the Grieg Piano Concerto, which was performed in the orchestra’s inaugural season. Also featuring will be Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony and Hebrides Overture, Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony and Mahler’s First Symphony. Planned dates for the future concerts are: 22/01/2022 Princes Hall, 19/3/2022 Farnham Maltings, 11/6/2022 Princes Hall.

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The orchestra in particular excelled themselves last night; fabulous soloist performance from So-Ock Kim and super energy and direction from Tom Seligman.

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