• Conductor’s vivacious humour at the classics – William Marshall’s review. The Examiner Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra February 14, 2010 Conductor’s vivacious humour at the classics – William Marshall’s review. The Examiner

    An innovation in this concert was that conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa spoke at some length to the audience in between items, describing and analysing them quite humorously. It perhaps says something about the entrenched formality of classical music concerts that it should be such a surprise when lines of verbal communication are opened up in this […]

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  • Interview with the HPS President.The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Friday 29th January 2010. Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra January 30, 2010 Interview with the HPS President.The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Friday 29th January 2010.

    The Society’s current President, Paul Mulcock, was interviewed recently by the newspapers’ Cultural Editor, Val Javin. You can read the resulting article entitled “Join the town’s Phil on a musical journey” by following this link.

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  • Sponsors Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra January 22, 2010 Sponsors

    Corporate Sponsorship comprises the following opportunities to support the Society & Orchestra: ‘Bronze’ level     £150 (2 balcony seat tickets per concert, x 3) ‘Silver’                £300 (4 balcony seat tickets per concert, x 3) ‘Gold’                  £450 (6 balcony seat tickets per concert, x 3) ‘Platinum’           £600 (8 balcony seat tickets per concert, x 3)   Each […]

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  • Patrons Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Patrons

    A category of support intended to accommodate generous donations & gifts of support for the HPS / HPO over & above any of the other defined sponsorship categories and with commensurate benefits. Again an acknowledgement is printed in each concert programme with accreditation on the HPS website, unless we are otherwise instructed. [distinct from “Honorary […]

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  • Horns stars of the show Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra January 4, 2010 Horns stars of the show

    THE Huddersfield Philharmonic is fortunate in having a horn section that can step from the back to the front of the stage in order to perform the devilishly demanding Konzertstuck by Schumann. Effectively a concerto for four horns, it is a piece that players of this temperamental instrument dream of performing but sometimes shy away […]

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  • An die Musik Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra December 23, 2009 An die Musik

    An die Musik 2004 marked the 50th anniversary of an Anglo-German exchange between Huddersfield and Brunswick (Braunschweig). In September 1954, the Brunswick Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Fritz Glahe; Leader: Hans Buttner; Cello Soloist: Annlies Schmidt) performed a programme of Gluck, Haydn and Beethoven in Huddersfield Town Hall. They also performed in Halifax and Derby. The programme […]

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  • Dance band on the Titanic Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Dance band on the Titanic

    Most people know the story of the sinking of the Titanic… and that the band played on nobly as the ship went down. What you may not know is that the band leader – Wallace Hartley – was a former member of the Phil. He appears to have joined the orchestra in 1895 as one […]

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  • Town Hall Tribute to Felix Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra December 22, 2009 Town Hall Tribute to Felix

    Concert review by William Marshall, Huddersfield Examiner Felix Mendelssohn, born in 1809, is one of a roster of composers whose various anniversaries are being celebrated this year. And the Huddersfield Phil paid him a heartfelt tribute in the town hall on Saturday. When one takes into account that wintry weather had disrupted the rehearsal schedule, […]

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  • Phil on an Upswing Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Phil on an Upswing

    Review by William Marshall, Huddersfield Examiner Saturday’s concert included accomplished performances of a Beethoven symphony and of Elgar’s most famous orchestral work. When this is added to the fine account of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique at the orchestra’s spring concert, it would certainly seem that, under principal conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa, the Phil is on an upswing. […]

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  • Just My Bill Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra December 21, 2009 Just My Bill

    This extract from a newspaper article from the 1890s throws some light on William Henry Cross, the first conductor of the “Phil” under its new name (adopted in 1884). The article was supplied by Margaret Hall, an Australian descendant of Mr Cross, and reads: “Although the composer is doubtless known, at least by repute, to […]

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