Welcome to SWSO

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 Uttlesford. The Saffron Walden Orchestral Society also oversees the Saffron Walden Children’s Orchestra (SWCO).

Our next concert…

..will be on Sunday 6 October 2019 at 3pm at Saffron Hall, and is our very popular annual family concert with James Mayhew. This time it’s entitled Heroes and Villains.

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Narrator and illustrator James Mayhew with Antonio Reche-Martinez.

Crossbows and apples, trolls, dragons, a knight who liked to prepare properly, and other tales of derring-do (and derring-don’t) have inspired some wonderfully stirring music. Listen and watch as James and Antonio paint scenes from the stories live on stage.

The programme will include music from Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, and other treats including a special performance of Bernard Hughes’ setting of James Mayhew’s The Knight Who Took All Day.

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For more details, please do feel free to contact us by email at enquiries@saffronsymphony.org, or follow us:

 Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra (SWSO

Saffron Walden Children’s Orchestra (SWCO)

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 particularly keen to hear from musicians living near Saffron Walden or in the district of Uttlesford.