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 children's concert "Once upon a Tune" on Sunday September 25, 2016 at 3:00pm in Saffron Hall. Come and be swept away into the world of fairytales, with this enchanting concert of favourite classical music. As the orchestra plays, James Mayhew will create his beautiful illustrations on stage, bringing to life the stories which inspired the music.

At the end of the performance, James’s paintings will be raffled, raising funds for Uttlesford Homestart, supporting families with young children.

"Once upon a Tune" is part of the Words in Walden Festival. Words in Walden is very grateful to Harts Business Solutions for their support.

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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.