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…

Sunday 12th May 3pm, Saffron Hall

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome Charlotte Treadaway as soloist in Glazunov’s virtuosic but lyrical Saxophone Concerto, written in 1934.

The concert opens with Brahms’ evergreen Academic Festival Overture which uses student songs from the time as its melodic material. We close with Saint-Saëns’ third symphony. Subtitled “Organ” it is a dramatic but also intimate work full of melody and colour. A piano duet adds sparkle and brass contribute to the grand sound of the organ, in this case played by local musician Richard Carr.

                                                              BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture

                                                              Glazunov – Concerto for Alto Saxophone

                                                              Saint-Saëns’ – Symphony No3 in C minor, Op78




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 Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra (SWSO

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