• American Adrienne O’Leary flies in from Ohio for Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra’s 150th anniversary concert Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra July 1, 2012 American Adrienne O’Leary flies in from Ohio for Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra’s 150th anniversary concert

    Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner Apr 27 2012 HUDDERSFIELD Philharmonic Orchestra has come a long way since they first formed 150 years ago. And one of their fans will be coming a long way just to see the Philharmonic celebrate the milestone tomorrow. Adrienne O’Leary, of Cleveland, Ohio, will fly in from American tomorrow to […]

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  • Get set for a truly spectacular show Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra Get set for a truly spectacular show

    Concert review by Joanne Douglas Huddersfield Examiner 20 April 2012 A Desert Island Disc favourite, a world premiere and more than 200 musicians and singers – all on one stage. Huddersfield Town Hall will next Saturday brim with musical talent as the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra hold their 150 anniversary concert. The Philharmonic will be joined […]

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  • February Concert Photos Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra April 8, 2012 February Concert Photos

    Photos!! Everyone here at connected who attended the concert in February loved the whole experience, here are some photos that Sam took of the orchestra and the venue.

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  • Music legacy – more from the Examiner pages Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra March 27, 2012 Music legacy – more from the Examiner pages

    Huddersfield has always been seen as a musical town. And that reputation was underlined this week when the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Eric Firth, hosted a civic reception to honour one of the area’s musical organisations. Huddersfield Philharmonic is proudly celebrating its 150th anniversary and the dinner at Huddersfield Town Hall was well-deserved recognition of […]

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  • Civic pride marks orchestra’s 150 years Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra March 11, 2012 Civic pride marks orchestra’s 150 years

    Huddersfield Examiner Saturday 10 March 2012 The 150th anniversary of Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra was marked with a civic reception. About 200 people attended the event at Huddersfield Town Hall, including past and present conductors and most of the current orchestra. There were speeches from the orchestra’s longest-serving member, cellist Paul Michelson, who has been a […]

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  • Thrills from Philharmonic Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra February 13, 2012 Thrills from Philharmonic

    Concert Review by William Marshall Huddersfield Daily Examiner 6 February 2012 The second half of this concert consisted of the music from Act Two of Tchaikovsky‘s Nutcracker ballet – possibly the most familiar sequence of much-loved melodies and instrumental colourations in the entire repertoire. The first half, by contrast, featured Lutoslawsksi‘s Concerto for Orchestra, possibly […]

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  • “Demanding concert shows Phil on form” The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Monday 14th November 2011. Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 19, 2011 “Demanding concert shows Phil on form” The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Monday 14th November 2011.

    Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Monday 14 November 2011 Review by William Marshall of Concert in Huddersfield Town Hall on Saturday 12 November 2011 Extravagant folk music-infected compositions by Khachaturian and Borodin began and ended this concert and between them was the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major. So this was not a concert that could easily be […]

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  • Musical tribute to former leader, Mary Rafferty. Concert Saturday 12th November 2011. Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra November 9, 2011 Musical tribute to former leader, Mary Rafferty. Concert Saturday 12th November 2011.

    The Phil’s concert on Saturday 12 November 2011 began with a performance of Sibelius’ Valse Triste, played in acknowledgement of the death in July of Mary Rafferty, leader of the orchestra from 1988 to 2009. The choice of music was made in conjunction with Mary’s husband, Ken. Along with the words below, which appeared in […]

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  • Death of former leader Mary Rafferty Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra July 20, 2011 Death of former leader Mary Rafferty

    Members and friends of Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra will be saddened to learn of the death last weekend of former leader, Mary Rafferty, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mary was a distinguished leader for many years and, even after her retirement due to increasing ill-health, was in the audience for concerts and contributing […]

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  • Mikado 8th, 9th, 10th July 2011 Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra July 1, 2011 Mikado 8th, 9th, 10th July 2011

    Huddersfield Phil members enjoyed forming the band under Nick Smith’s baton for Silk Opera’s production of “The Mikado” at Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield. Feedback comments from the Silk Opera  website,  guestbook page, at www.silkopera.com/guestbook/ Congratulations on the brilliant production of “The Mikado”. You gave us all a real treat at The Hall. The best production ever! I enjoyed […]

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