About Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra
We are a chamber orchestra of about 32 regular players, giving three concerts each year of both well known and unfamiliar music from the 17th to the 21st centuries. We have recently played works by Emilie Mayer, Alice Mary Smith, Vorisek and Rameau
Its players, many of whom are professional and trained musicians, are drawn from a wide area, attracted by its diverse and challenging repertoire. The orchestra encourages young musicians from the local area both as regular players and as concerto soloists.
Through its long history the orchestra has been under the baton of many highly reputed regular and guest conductors including John Forsyth, Nick Meredith, Eno Koco, Phil Wilby, John Anderson, George Kennaway and the composer Arthur Butterworth.

If you're a player thinking of joining us (strings especially) , or you have questions which not answered on our Join us page, please e-mail our membership secretary.

On the Concerts link you'll find information about future programmes and how to buy tickets.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next concert or to one of our Friday evening rehearsals if you're a player.

Some recent events

A visit to Easingwold Parish Church - with Ethan Shum playing the Mendelssohn Concerto 15/10/2023

The orchestra saying goodbye George Kennaway after seven years of conducting - playing the Archer's theme music in the open air. 18/7/2020

The orchestra and friends playing a children's concert on the themes of railways and rivers at Shildon Railway Museum with Monica Buckland as the driver. 23/6/2019