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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).

SWSO will be delighted to welcome you to our concert on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 7:30pm in Saffron Hall. 15 year-old local piano prodigy George Harliono is already conquering the world with acclaimed performances in Europe and South America. Returning to perform once again with Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra, he performs Beethoven’s Emperor concerto, a work which, in the dramatic interplay between orchestra and soloist, suggests the struggles and triumphs of a great and noble spirit. The programme also includes two great Scandinavian works: Edward Tubin’s monumental Symphony No 3 – a large-scale re-working of folk-like themes, and fully deserving of its title ‘Heroic’ – and a masterpiece of windswept tone-painting from Sibelius.

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If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please do get in touch - 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.