39th Concert Season

Please note that whilst we will always endeavour to perform the programmes as shown below, the orchestra reserves the right, should circumstances require, to change programme details, ticket arrangements, ticket prices or soloists without further notice.

Saturday, 9th February, 2019 - 7:30pm
York Barbican

  • Humperdinck - Overture Hansel & Gretel
  • Emily Lawler - Elemental Soundscapes (World Premiere)
  • Sibelius - Symphony No.6
  • Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
  • Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Suite

Simon Wright - Conductor
Tasmin Little - Violin
Fiona Love - Leader

Tasmin-Little

The winter concert sees the orchestra continue with its journey through the major symphonic works of Jean Sibelius - this time it is his 6th symphony. As part of our involvement with our partner, York St John University, we work with their students.  Emily Lawler’s piece is one the orchestra worked on in 2018; it is a fascinating work that plays with the different sounds that orchestral instruments can produce.

We are thrilled to have secured world renowned violin soloist, Tasmin Little, for this concert; she will be performing the wonderful Bruch Scottish Fantasy.


Saturday, 18th May, 2019 - 7:30pm
York Barbican

  • Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkre
  • Grndahl - Trombone Concerto
  • Korngold - Pierrot’s Tanzlied and Marietta’s Lied from Die Tote Stadt
  • Pryor - The Bluebells of Scotland
  • Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

Simon Wright - Conductor
Ian Bousfield - Trombone
Fiona Love - Leader

Ian Bousfield - 2

It will be a great pleasure to welcome back Ian Bousfield to perform with us again after his triumph last season.  This time it is the glorious, but little known concerto by Grndahl.  Ian will also play two arias by Korngold and (by popular demand) the astonishing variations on The Bluebells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor.

The concert finishes with one of the more difficult pieces in the orchestral repertoire, the fantastic Rite of Spring by Stravinsky.

For information on more concert dates in our forthcoming seasons,
please visit the
Future Seasons Page


Tickets & Parking information...

Tickets

25.30, 20.80 and 17.45 - Senior Citizens: reductions available on advertised prices.
Students and children in full time education - 6.20

Prices shown include all the booking, service charge and facility fees levied by the York Barbican. Tickets are available from the York Barbican Box Office
0844 854 2757

Please note: The box office is run by SMG (Europe) Ltd, not by YGO. for more information on SMG’s charges please click here.

Parking

The closest parking is QPark on Kent Street behind the Barbican.  Discount vouchers are be available from the Barbican Box Office - ask for more details when you purchase your concert ticket.

Parking is also available on Peel Street and St Georges Field.