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.
Brahms – Academic Festival Overture
Glazunov – Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Saint-Saëns’ – Symphony No3 in C minor, Op78
Tickets available NOW:
- Saffron Hall Online, tel. 0845 548 7650 or in person at the box office
- Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 1 Market St, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1HR, tel. 01799 524002
- On the door
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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.