38th 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, 10th February, 2018, 7:30pm
York Barbican

  • Berlioz - Overture Les Francs-Juges
  • David - Concertino in Eb for Trombone & Orchestra
  • Puccini - Nessun Dorma
  • Pryor - Variations on Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Beethoven - Symphony No.3 “Erioca”

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

See below for information on tickets and parking

Ian Bousfield

Although Ian Bousfield currently lives in Switzerland, York is his home town so it will be a double pleasure for us to welcome him to the Barbican for this concert.  The David Concertino is a delightful but rarely played piece; the Pryor variations are insanely difficult but fantastic to listen to!

The other main piece for this concert will be the Beethoven Eroica symphony - a surprising first performance for the YGO.  Berlioz will be represented by his overture Les Francs-Juges, full of grandeur and fizz - and of course with trombones to the fore!

Saturday, 19th May, 2018, 7:30pm
York Barbican

  • Shostakovich - Festive Overture
  • Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto No.1
  • Berlioz - Symphonie  Fantastique

Simon Wright - Conductor
Jack Liebeck - Violin
Fiona Love - Leader

See below for information on tickets and parking

Jack Liebeck

It will be a privilege to welcome this young man to play the Tchaikovsky concerto with us - he is a fabulous player and we are delighted to have secured his appearance and introduce him to a York audience.  The Tchaikovsky is a well-known stalwart of  the violin concerto repertoire, but be assured, Jack will bring his own fresh interpretation.

The Shostakovich is a favourite of the orchestra - great fun to play with splendid tunes.  To finish the concert, we will perform Berlioz's
semi-autobiographical programme work, the Symphonie Fantastique - which explores the tribulations of a young musician hopelessly in love.

Tickets & Parking information...


£22, £19 and £15 - OAP - £1 off advertised prices.
Students and children in full time education - £5

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.  Irrespective of the prices advertised by the orchestra, bookings made on-line or by telephone, SMG will charge a handling fee : tickets purchased with cash in person from the box office will not.  For purchases made with a credit card, SMG will charge a transaction fee.


The closest parking is QPark on Kent Street behind the Barbican, which will cost approximately £6.00 for the evening.  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 or St Georges Field.