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Orchestra Conductor on Stage

WHO ARE WE?

We are the BSO

The Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1930 by local musicians for the enjoyment of making music through rehearsals and concerts. For over 60 years we were the only symphony orchestra to perform regularly in Basingstoke. The Anvil has transformed the musical scene in Basingstoke and we are now one of the many symphony orchestras who enjoy The Anvil's wonderful acoustics - likened by one expert to 'an Italian courtyard in summer'.  

Our Concerts

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • MIDSUMMER MISCELLANY
    MIDSUMMER MISCELLANY
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Basingstoke
    22 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:45
    Basingstoke, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, UK
    We cant wait to play with Elspeth Dutch, leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra horn section who will perform Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No.1. This will be a really fabulous concert so don't miss out!
  • NOVEMBER NOCTURNE
    NOVEMBER NOCTURNE
    Sun, 17 Nov
    Basingstoke
    17 Nov 2024, 19:00 – 21:45
    Basingstoke, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, UK
    The Orchestra's 95th Season opens with Brahm's rousing Academic Festival Overture followed by Glazunov's dazzling virtuostic Violin Concerto performed by brilliant teenage prodigy Aki Blendis.
  • FEBRUARY FIESTA
    FEBRUARY FIESTA
    Sat, 22 Feb
    Basingstoke
    FEBRUARY FIESTA
    22 Feb 2025, 19:30 – 21:45
    Basingstoke, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, UK
    We are delighted to welcome our soloist for Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto. The amazing and versatile Jiaxin Lloyd Webber who has been principal cello of the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and has performed concertos by Dvořák, Elgar and Lalo as well as Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.
  • PETERSFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL
    PETERSFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL
    Sat, 22 Mar
    Petersfield
    PETERSFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL
    22 Mar 2025, 19:30 – 23:30
    Petersfield, Festival Hall, Heath Rd, Petersfield GU31 4EA, UK
    Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra performs every year at Petersfield Festival supporting local choral societies with major works under the baton of Paul Spicer as well as performing pieces from its own repertoire.
  • 95th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
    95th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
    Sat, 21 Jun
    Sherborne Saint John
    95th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
    21 Jun 2025, 19:00 – 23:00
    Sherborne Saint John, Vyne Rd, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, UK
    Come and join Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra for a wonderful summer's evening of classical music at The Vyne to celebrate 95 years of the orchestra and to commemorate the 250th birthday of famed local novelist, Jane Austen.

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

Join the BSO

Are you a musician looking for an orchestra that play at a grade 8+ standard? Here at the Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra, we are always looking for new members. Our orchestra rehearses at Aldworth School and plays at The Anvil in Basingstoke three times a year. To find out more, explore our Members page. Fill out the form for us to better know you and we will be in touch.

Roberts Balanas on stage

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