November Concert 2022

26th Nov 2022 18:00

Our first concert, led by Dan Watson, will be on Saturday 26th November 2022 and will feature Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Rossini’s Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. …Read more

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February Concert 2023

25th Feb 2023 18:00

Saturday 25th February 2023 will be our second concert. It will be led by Simon Chalk and will feature Kabalevsky’s Overture to Colas Breugnon, Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra, and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2. …Read more

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May Concert 2023

13th May 2023 18:00

Our third concert of the season, led by James Ham, will be on Saturday 13th May 2023 and will feature Dvorak’s The Noonday Witch, Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake, Franck’s Les Djinns, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. …Read more

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Welcome Celebrating over 130 years of music making in Hull

The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra is recognised as one of the nation's leading amateur symphony orchestras and has been a major feature in the city's cultural landscape for over 130 years.

Performing a regular season of three concerts in Hull's magnificent City Hall, we boast a history of renowned conductors, including national figures such as Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms. Today under our award-winning musical director Andrew Penny, the orchestra continues to expand and develop; successfully tackling some of the most challenging works of the orchestral repertoire. The story started on June 1881 when a small group of dedicated music lovers gathered at the George Hotel in Hull and proposed the formation of an orchestral music society. With just 27 players, a devoted committee and loyal patrons, the Hull Philharmonic Society was born.

Today the orchestra has more than 80 members drawn from local professional and amateur musicians, and enjoys a broad and loyal audience base. In 1989 we were granted charitable status.

Young Audience Ticket Scheme

With thanks to Williamsons Solicitors who have been supporters of our Young Audience Ticket Scheme through sponsorship. The scheme enables us to introduce our concerts to audiences of the future and enhance regional music education. Williamsons has also provided a secure home for the orchestra’s extensive music library which includes scores notated by Sir Henry Wood. (Read more)

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Brochure Download

The Hull City Hall Classics, feature the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Hull Philharmonic Orchestra in a season of nine orchestral concerts at Hull City Hall. 

There is one combined brochure which provides all the programme and booking information for the nine orchestral concerts. Download Here.

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The Hull Philharmonic has a new administrator

4th Aug 2022 Posted by : Admin

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new administrator: Jessica Fear who will be taking …
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We’re playing classic film scores and more requests

27th Jan 2022 Posted by : Admin

Iconic film music will reverberate around the City Hall in the second of a programme of request musc. …
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