• Our fancy dress winners meet our deputy Mayor Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra February 9, 2016 Review – Magical moments from Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra as they tackle Disney’s Fantasia

    ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’ believed Walt Disney. Well, a dream-maker was certainly behind Sunday afternoon’s concert of classical favourites, writes Suzanne Smelt. And to capture the imagination of the children present (many in Disney-themed fancy-dress), all pieces were selected from Disney’s Fantasia Films (1940 and 2000). There was no animation […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra January 6, 2016 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra hits out as Kirklees slaps VAT on Town Hall booking fees

    Article from Huddersfield Examiner: Members of the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra are fearing for the future after Kirklees Council added extra costs onto town hall booking fees. Orchestral Manager David Robinson says the group, as well as other venue hirers, are worried after a recent decision to slap 20% VAT on the booking costs for the […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra December 8, 2015 Review: Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra in a Christmas cracker of a concert

    Article by Huddersfield Examiner: Never mind selection box, this was a Christmas cracker of a concert. The first half, comprising well-chosen movements from four classical symphonies by Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, had audience members riveted to their pews; while the second half was all about relaxing into the seasonal theme, with carols and old […]

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  • Will Robertson Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 16, 2015 Review: Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra “going in the right direction”

    Article by Huddersfield Examiner: Sow in June, will flower in November! Well, this concert, ‘Home Grown in Huddersfield’, saw the orchestra in full bloom, writes Suzanne Smelt. Indeed a large orchestra is needed to meet the demands of the Romantic works on offer this evening. We held a respectful silence to mark the tragedy in […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic and Choral Society 2015 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra May 26, 2015 Review: A Taste of America

    Artist: Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and Huddersfield Choral Society Venue: Huddersfield Town Hall Review: By William Marshall for the Huddersfield Examiner Photography by: Mustard Seed Media Ltd   The combination of the Huddersfield Phil and Huddersfield Choral Society resulted in a powerful, at times rafter-raising performance of the concert suite from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra February 26, 2015 Fitting tribute to former conductor with Huddersfield Philharmonic performance

    In a concert season entitled ‘Music, love and life’ it was fitting to hear Elgar’s Nimrod Variation played in memory of past conductor Sir Arthur Butterworth and to whom this concert was dedicated, writes Suzanne Smelt. There followed a refined performance of Sibelius’ Finlandia (1899) which was anchored by a full-bodied string sound. (Pleasing to […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 24, 2014 Arthur Butterworth MBE 1923- 2014- by Ruth M Holmes and Chris Leyland

    Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra was saddened to learn of the death of Arthur Butterworth on Thursday 20 November. Arthur was first associated with the orchestra as its Assistant Conductor and succeeded William Rees as Principal Conductor in 1964. His links to the Phil continued long after his 30 years on the rostrum ended, his last concert […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 13, 2014 Colouring in competition

    Our Christmas Concert is perfect for all the family, including the little ones. If your little one would like the opportunity to win our little Nutracker, shown on the left, then simply download and colour in our sheet. Then bring it along to the concert where we will decide on a winner! We would love to […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra October 28, 2014 Gerrard Sinfonia in concert for Global Care

    As well as playing with the Phil, a number of our string players are part of a string ensemble in Barnsley, called the Gerrard Sinfonia. They meet about once a month, on a Saturday morning for sociable and musical purposes, and the group provides an opportunity for some more mature learners to experience playing as […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Competition entries

    Before we award our winners on Facebook, I thought I would share some of the entries which we had which sadly did not make the short list this time. We asked “why should you deserve two free tickets?” and we got these lovely responses: We missed the performance at Brooksbank School but my son attended […]

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