This year is Bolton Symphony Orchestra’s 25th anniversary and it is also 20 years since they became a permanent orchestra. They had their first concert in September 1988 and are holding 2 special concerts later on this year to mark the occasion.
On Saturday 21st September the orchestra will perform Bob Chasey’s Desert Island Disks programme with principal clarinet Lynn Threadgold. It begins at 7.30pm at the Albert Halls, Bolton. Tickets are £9 for adults, £8 for concessions and under 19s can attend free. It will feature mesmerising pieces from Mozart, Wagner and Schubert.
Then in November the orchestra will play at the Victoria Halls. This is on Saturday 16th November and starts at 7.30pm. This year the orchestra will play the classic story of Sleeping Beauty.
You can hire the orchestra for your own events or even have them in your own home, as they have released 2 CD’s, a performance of Ein Helbenleben by Richard Strauss, and A Celebration, which features an original piece composed by Ivor Hodgson.
Bolton Symphony Orchestra are always looking for new player to join them. The orchestra is entirely self-funded and relies on volunteers and ticket and fundraising sales to survive.
Nigel Taylor started Bolton Symphony Orchestra in 1988, then in 1993 it was reformed by Paul Payton. Since then Bolton Symphony Orchestra has a reputation of being one of the highest quality, nonprofessional orchestras in the North West.
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