Welcome to the SWSO website

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra (SWSO) is a community orchestra formed of both professional and amateur players based in and around Saffron Walden in the district of Uttlesforde. The Saffron Walden Orchestral Society also oversees the Saffron Walden Children's Orchestra (SWCO) - please click here.

SWSO will be delighted to welcome you to our concert on Saturday June 18, 2016 at 7:30pm in Saffron Hall. The wild and energetic Bacchanale from Act 3 of Samson et Dalila makes a thrilling overture to the more measured strains of Beethoven’s delightful Triple Concerto. Two members of the Doric String Quartet and pianist Siu Chui Li join us to perform a piece which melds orchestral and chamber music with extraordinary assurance. The concert closes with Martinů’s attractively melodic Symphony No 3, composed in America at the end of WWII, which celebrates the triumph of hope over despair.

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If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please do contact us - we are always happy to hear from new players. Many of our members travel some distance to play with us; however we are of course particularly keen to hear from musicians living near Saffron Walden or in the district of Uttlesforde.