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 April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm in Saffron Hall. Tenderness, melting melodies, and a haunting strain of bittersweet nostalgia link the items in this glorious concert of English music from Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra. The ever-popular Enigma Variations (which include the sublimely heartbreaking variation ‘Nimrod’) are partnered with several equally beautiful pastoral gems, including Moeran’s Lonely Waters, an evocative masterpiece of restrained melancholy based on a lilting Norfolk folk-tune.

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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.