• 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 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 July 8, 2014 Tour de France success for the Phil

    What an amazing day today in Holmfirth at #letourdephil with our orchestra, entertaining the awaiting crowds and then seeing the cyclists go past. It started very early with the Organisers – Ruth, Fionnuala, Steph and Graham getting to the Firestation at 6am. A coach of musicians appeared at 7am before the roads closed at 7:30 and the […]

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  • Love life and music Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra “Music, Love & Life” in our New Season Concert Brochure

    We are pleased to announce the release of the new 2014-2015 Concert Season, entitled “Music, Love & Life”. Highlights include Mahler 5 in November,  The Polar Express in December and a Gershwin Sandwich in April! Click to download your copy which includes instructions as to how you can get your hands of season tickets by […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra June 23, 2014 FREE Tour de France Holmfirth Firestation Concert

    The Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra are putting on a unique, special performance from within the Fire Station in Holmfirth Town. They will be playing popular classics to the crowds awaiting the cyclists from the Tour de France. The concert is free of charge to anyone that wants to come along, listen to some classical music and […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra April 28, 2014 Concert Review – Saturday 26th April 2014 – Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra visit Mars and Venus

    Hipperholme Grammar School shines at Huddersfield Town Hall Gustav Holst’s Planets Suite is best known for its big tune in the Jupiter movement and the aggressive rhythms and menace of the opening ‘Mars, The Bringer Of War’. But the work overall is an extraordinary exploration of orchestral timbres and moods and it was well served […]

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