• Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra February 11, 2014 How do we choose our music?

    When the planning committee meet to discuss pieces that are to be considered and chosen for the orchestra to play (up to 18months – 2 years in advance), they put alot of thought into whether a piece is suitable, playable and affordable (some sheet music can be too expensive). Asides from that, they also have […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra February 10, 2014 The performance was a good marker to the standards it can achieve.

    Its thunderous, almost over-familiar opening few bars means the Grieg Piano Concerto has the reputation being a tempestuous and torrid piece of late romantic keyboard bashing. In fact, much of the work – when it is heard in full – is rather reflective and pastoral in character. These dimensions came over well in the performance […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 19, 2013 November Concert 2013

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 11, 2013 Review: Huddersfield Philharmonic Concert at Huddersfield Town Hall – by William Marshall

    “Newly-appointed principal conductor Robert Guy made his debut with the Phil on Saturday night. His specialist area of interest and expertise, we are told, is contemporary music, which holds out the prospect of interesting and unusual programmes in seasons to come. But for starters, we had a concert of music that could be categorised as […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 5, 2013 Interview with conductor Robert Guy

    Click here to see the write up by the Huddersfield Examiner

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra October 10, 2013 Huddersfield Philhamonic Musicians to play next to Titanic Violin

    What a treat! Not only is the Titanic Violin, coming to Dewsbury Town Hall on the 14th of October, but you also get the chance to view our own Musicians playing next to the Violin as part of the exhibition. The Huddersfield Philharmonic Quartet is made up of Peter Chase and Howard Sandford on Violin, […]

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  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra September 25, 2013 A rehearsal with a difference at Brooksbank School, Elland

    We are honoured to be asked along to Brooksbank School on the 22nd of October for a rehearsal with a difference – attended by school children and their parents. They will be our lucky audience who will get to have a preview of our 9th of November concert. It will be a chance for us […]

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  • The final of “The Baton” – Audition 3 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra September 17, 2013 The final of “The Baton” – Audition 3

    Our final conductor audition went well tonight with Nick Concannon Hodges taking to the podium to command and lead our orchestra. He led us first through the Rossini and then through the third movement of the Tchaikovsky 6th Symphony. Not sure how Nick felt at the end of the rehearsal, but I know I don’t […]

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  • The Baton – Audition 2 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra September 10, 2013 The Baton – Audition 2

    Back in rehearsals last night and putting another candidate to the test. This time, leading the orchestra through the first and second movement of the Tchaikovsky 6th Symphony was the second of our conductor candidates – Nick Simpson After the recent departure of Nick to France, we put the word out that we were looking […]

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  • The Baton – Audition 1 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra September 3, 2013 The Baton – Audition 1

    We are back in rehearsals tonight and getting our teeth into the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6. After the recent departure of Nick to France, we put the word out that we were looking for a new conductor and were over whelmed by the response. We whittled it down to three possibles and they will each […]

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