Southampton Concert Orchestra
The Southampton Concert Orchestra is a full-sized amateur symphony orchestra performing from a repertoire of classical, romantic and 20th century pieces in venues across the city of Southampton and the surrounding area.
Southampton Concert Orchestra was the first full amateur symphony orchestra in Southampton. It was founded in 1964 by Trevor Morgan, a local musician and teacher who trained at the Royal College of Music as a violinist, conductor and composer.
You can find more information on our upcoming concert season below, along with information on the orchestra and our past concerts from the menu above.
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Upcoming Concerts 2024
Southampton Concert Orchestra will be playing the following concerts in Southampton.
Elgar & Rachmaninov in the afternoon
Sunday, 4th February 2024
Turner Sims Concert Hall
SCO return to Turner Sims with a performance of two of the most famous concertos. The Elgar Cello Concerto and Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto.
Southampton Concert Orchestra will be playing the following concerts in Romsey.
Saturday 20th July, 2024
SCO return to Romsey Abbey to celebrate our 60th Anniversary.
Join us as we explore the genius of Gustav Mahler.
Last Night of the Proms
Saturday 7th September, 2024
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Bring your picnic, champagne and flag to enjoy the renowned Southampton Concert Orchestra in a Last Night of the Proms concert
We finish our 60th Anniversary year with a fantastic concert at Turner Sims Concert Hall
Petrushka & Dvorak Cello Concerto
Saturday 7th December, 2024
Turner Sims Concert Hall
In 2024 we celebrate our 60th Anniversary.
We finish this exciting season returning to Turner Sims with an exciting programme of music including Stravinsky's Petrushka and Dvorak's Cello Concerto.
Upcoming Concerts 2025
Whilst we have lot of exciting music in Southampton and Romsey to look forward to in 2024, we are starting to prepare our 2025 concert season. We currently have the following concerts confirmed.
Shostakovich Symphony No. 4
& Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Saturday 19th July, 2025
SCO return to Romsey Abbey featuring Shostakovich's 4th symphony.
Rose Gosney will be soloist in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
More information coming soon...
WHAT OUR AUDIENCE SAY...
"I loved your concert in Romsey Abbey on 16 July. Great pieces - i have seen the Leningrad Symphony live a few times, including by the then Leningrad Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons. I found your performance as thrilling as any.
Loved the way you took the risks and totally went for it."