The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1944, and is made up of local musicians with a professional conductor and leader. We are set up as a charity, and our aim is to make live orchestral music available locally, something much appreciated particularly by those who cannot readily get to concerts further afield. Our first concert was in May 1945 which means our 70th anniversary was in 2015!
Our three subscription concerts each year focus particularly on 19th and 20th century masterpieces which are attractive and enjoyable for our audiences, and at the same time interesting and challenging for us as players. In addition, once a year we present our very popular Family Concert, aimed particularly at children of primary school age, and we also team up with the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir for a joint concert in June.
Most of our concerts take place in the Stag Community Arts Centre, our local theatre. Since 2013, our May concerts have been held in the Pamoja Hall at Sevenoaks School. Details of the programmes can be found here.
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We are very grateful to our many patrons for supporting the SSO.
Joanna Kiely (Chairman)
Please note that the Login facility is only for members of the orchestra.
We are delighted to have as our soloist the young, prize-winning 'cellist, Jamal Aliyev to play the concerto written in 1959 by Shostakovich. Our concert begins with pieces by Glinka and Mussorgsky, we will also perform Tchaikovsky's sixth and final symphony, the 'Pathetique'.
Tickets £17, £16 over 60s, £1 under 19s
Season Ticket Holders Free