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 be in the audience for the concert for the Philharmonic with Huddersfield Choral Society.
Adrienne’s family first came into contact with music and Huddersfield in 1967 when her father, Rev ..read more
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 176-year-old Huddersfield Choral Society meant that this really was a remarkable occasion.
“There are few towns in the whole country, or the whole world, that have such a distinguished ..read more
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 by the Huddersfield Choral Society for what is set to be a spectacular show and together they’ll perform one of Beethoven’s masterpieces – the Symphony No 9. ..read more
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 member for almost 56 years, current president Peter Lewis, and Kirklees Mayor Clr Eric Firth.
The orchestra can trace its roots back to 1862, when a Unitarian Minister ..read more
The musical forces of the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and the Huddersfield Choral Society combine to bring you a spectacular celebratory concert, featuring the most chosen Desert Island Discs piece, an anthem composed for George II’s coronation, and a world premiere. Conductor Nicholas Smith takes the baton to the podium for the performance.
Programme:Handel: Coronation Anthem – Zadok the Priest Arthur Butterworth: Symphony 7 (world premiere) Beethoven: Symphony No 9
Soloists:Jayne Carpenter (soprano) Flora McIntosh (mezzo-soprano) Nick Hardy (tenor) Samuel Evans (baritone)
We are delighted to be welcoming as Special ..read more
We are delighted to announce an exciting series of four subscriber concerts next season, celebrating our 150th Anniversary in year 2012, conducted by Nicholas Smith.
Dates booked for the Huddersfield Town Hall (“subscriber” season 2011-12) are as follows, with the musical programmes as indicated – all subject to finalisation and confirmation.
Saturday 12th November 2011 Khachaturian: Three movements from the Masquerade Suite Brahms: Violin Concerto. Soloist Martyn Jackson Borodin: Symphony No 2
Saturday 4th February 2012 Verdi: Overture – The Force of Destiny Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – ..read more
The Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a pre-Christmas concert in Holy Trinity Church, Marsh on Friday 3rd December, starting at 7.30pm.
Featuring our orchestral principals:
James Squire – Flute Mike Briggs – Trumpet
JS Bach Suite No 2 for Strings and Solo Flute
Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 1
Admission by programme at the door, £8.00
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the orchestra in strictly classical mode – playing for the one night only!
Monday 15th November 2010. Huddersfield Daily Examiner
TITLE: Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra
VENUE: Huddersfield Town Hall
REVIEW: By William Marshall
THERE was drama behind the scenes, on the podium and within the music at this concert.Š
Principal conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa did not appear – she was “indisposed”, the audience was informed – and three members of the orchestra took over conducting duties at the last minute.
It is understood that Ms Luis-Bassa’s non–appearance was the result of a clash and ..read more
Friday 5th November 2010. Val Javin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
MAKE next weekend a real cracker with an explosive concert courtesy of Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra.
The musicians will light up Huddersfield Town Hall on November 13 with a programme packed with musical fireworks.
At the helm will be the orchestra’s principal conductor, Natalia Luis-Bassa.
The Venezuelan conductor, who now lives in the Holme Valley, began her musical studies at the age of 15 where she studied oboe at the ..read more
Opening the subscriber concert season with a “bang”, this concert will first showcase both the wind and string sections of the orchestra. It will then move on to explore two symphonies by Beethoven, the first of which is lesser and the second much better known. A concert of contrasts.
Handel Musick for the Royal Fireworks (original orcestration – oboes, bassoons, horns, trumpets and percussion)
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G (strings only)
Beethoven Wellington’s Victory
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
Do join us ..read more