• 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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  • An interview with our new President Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra July 11, 2013 An interview with our new President

    At our recent AGM we welcomed our new President of the Orchestra. We said goodbye and thank you to Peter Lewis who has done a wonderful job over the last 3 years in raising the profile of the Orchestra and we said hello to Graham Smelt. We even managed to bag a quick interview with […]

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  • A powerful celebration Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra July 1, 2013 A powerful celebration

    Huddersfield Examiner 30 April 2012 Concert review by William Marshall In front of a large town hall audience, the two most venerable organisations in Huddersfield musical life combined for a true celebration of local cultural traditions. It was a gala concert to mark the 150th anniversary of Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, and the presence of the […]

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  • French score which leaves us wanting more Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra May 7, 2013 French score which leaves us wanting more

    Concert review by Suzanne Smelt, Huddersfield Examiner 29 April 2013 The French Connection Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra concert 27 April 2013 in Huddersfield Town Hall Expect the unexpected with ‘España’ by the French composer Chabrier opening this concert of French music. This delightful apéritif had a clicky castanet feel created by pizzicato and staccato playing and […]

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  • Concert Review – April 2013 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra May 4, 2013 Concert Review – April 2013

      “French score leaves us wanting more from Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra”   TITLE: “The French Connection” by Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra VENUE: Huddersfield Town Hall BY: Suzanne Smelt DATE: 29th April 2013 Huddersfield Daily Examiner   This delightful apéritif had a clicky castanet feel created by synchronised pizzicato and staccato playing and the final tutti flourish […]

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  • Concert Review – February 2013 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra March 4, 2013 Concert Review – February 2013

    Top performance of ambitious works Huddersfield Daily Examiner review by Suzanne Smelt Monday 11 February 2013 A mighty symphony by Bruckner and two powerful works by his hero, Wagner, telling of love, death and the legend of a devil-cursed sea captain, were on the menu for the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra. Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman – […]

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  • Concert Review – February 2013 [from the front of the stalls] Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Review – February 2013 [from the front of the stalls]

    Stephen Pearsall introduces his review of the concert on 9 February 2013. I have submitted this review to the Bruckner Journal; it may or may not be published in July- thanks for an excellent concert last night! http://www.brucknerjournal.co.uk/ Last year the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated their 150 year anniversary- even older than the magnificent Town […]

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  • Concert Review – November 2012 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Review – November 2012

    Saying a little in a big way Huddersfield Daily Examiner review by Chris Robins   Monday 12 November 2012 Bravo to Huddersfield’s non-professional orchestra for introducing us to composer Vasily Kalinnikov. Rachmaninov persuaded the publisher Jurgensen to take on his Second Symphony. Without that endorsement – and earlier encouragement from Tchaikovsky – Kalinnikov would have […]

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  • Concert Review – November 2012  [in Mosaic Magazine, Issue 71] Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Review – November 2012 [in Mosaic Magazine, Issue 71]

    Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra opened its 2012/13 season in November with a selection of Russian compositions. Paul Nizinskyj was in the audience. From Russia with love….. Fresh from the success of a new James Bond film, it was something of a coup by the Huddersfield Philharmonic to name their winter show “From Russia with Love”. True […]

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  • Opera classics in grand finale to historic season Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra July 2, 2012 Opera classics in grand finale to historic season

    Huddersfield Examiner 25 June 2012 Concert Review by David Heathcote Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra crowned its 150th season with an excellent programme of well-loved opera classics. Opening with Les Toreadors from Bizet’s Carmen, they played with spirit, energy and excitement. The overture from Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie showed the orchestra at its best and afforded conductor […]

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