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Au revoir to Bob and Elaine

After 53 and 45 years with the orchestra respectively, we are saying au revoir to two stalwart members, Bob Perry and Elaine Herbert. We are immensely grateful for their playing, musical leadership, and friendship – they really are part of the fabric of the FSO and personify what a local amateur orchestra is all about. Bob’s wife, Wendy, also deserves a mention, for hosting many of our guests over the seasons, managing Front of House, and most recently accompanying the Mayor of Aldershot on our behalf at our centenary celebrations.

In recognition of their long service, and as we look forward to seeing them in the audience for many years to come, the FSO is delighted to offer Bob, Wendy and Elaine Honorary Friendship of the FSO.

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Schools Ticket Giveaway Announced!

Calling all local secondary schools and sixth forms! FSO, with the support of the Elgar Society, is giving away FREE tickets for our wonderful concert at Princes Hall, Aldershot on 10th June!

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FSO featured on BBC Radio Surrey!

Our Publicity Officer, Susie Baker, was featured on BBC Radio Surrey’s morning show with James Cannon! James wanted to know all about the FSO’s 100th birthday concert on 12th November and had some very interesting questions . . .

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FSO 100th Birthday Concert featured in News and Mail

News of the FSO’s 100th Birthday Concert has been spreading, with the News and Mail running a half-page feature on Wednesday 2nd November!

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Happy 100th Birthday to the FSO

After celebrating its centenary season the FSO is rounding off a fantastic 18 months by marking its 100th birthday.

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FSO Centenary Season 2021-2022

19th March 2022 7.45pm at Farnham Maltings

The FSO continues its Centenary Season with a superb programme of Grieg and Bruckner, featuring international pianist Hiroko Imai and guest conductor Orlando Jopling.

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The Farnborough Symphony Orchestra has an exciting opportunity for a clarinetist to join us as Principal Clarinet.

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The Farnborough Symphony Orchestra has a wonderful opportunity for a viola player to join us as section leader.

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FSO’s June 2020 Concert cancelled as Covid-19 coronavirus precautions are put in place

The FSO, along with many other arts organisations, has decided to cancel the final concert of the 2019-2020 season, which was scheduled to be at Princes Hall in Aldershot on 13th June.

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Cancelled: 14th March

CANCELLED: 14TH MARCH CONCERT. With regret we decided to cancel our concert on 14th March at Farnham Maltings.

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Inaugural Young Composer Competition Winner Announced

The FSO is thrilled to announce that our inaugural Young Composer Competition has been won by Sam Gooderham, with his work ‘Candlewright’.

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Composer David Matthews attends concert

Composer David Matthews was a guest of the FSO at our November concert.

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New Artistic Director Appointed

The FSO is thrilled to announce the appointment of William Carslake as its new Artistic Director.

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Season opener features Surrey composer

Local composer Elizabeth Winters features in the FSO’s first concert of the 2017-2018 season.

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FSO Seeks Applicants for Artistic Director

FSO is very pleased to announce that we are seeking an Artistic Director.

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FSO Appoints New Principal Clarinet

FSO is delighted to announce that Nathan Winters has been appointed Principal Clarinet.

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