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We will be marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a screening of a 1916 film with live orchestral score.  It should be a memorable evening.

SIYMC 2017

A new event for Stockport.  Our competition for young musicians has attracted early interest from France, Venezuela, Morocco and Hong Kong.  The finale will be three concertos played with the orchestra at the Town Hall on 4 March.


In June we were forced to move from our usual concert venue to make way for the referendum vote being organised in the Town Hall.  The move to St George's church proved to be a challenge to which the SSO team rose magnificently.


As well as our usual eight concerts in the Town Hall we revisit Gorton Monastery on 27 June 2017 to team up with the fabulous St George’s Singers and conductor Neil Taylor for their end of season spectacular. This year it’s Verdi.

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I SEASON TICKETS are available which cover all eight concerts at a significant discount .  




Read about the SSO’s crop of conductors for this season.

There’s a fantastic mix of established and young, emerging soloists performing with the SSO this coming year

There are so many highlights of this season but whatever else you do, don’t miss our new International Young Musicians Competition

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In 1978 the orchestra accepted the offer by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of a permanent home in the Edwardian splendour of the Town Hall and we are proud to celebrate our 39th season as the Borough's official orchestra.  The orchestra performs eight concerts each season at the Town Hall and also appears elsewhere during the year.

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Join us on 12 November for a special screening of the 1916 film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ to mark the battle’s centenary

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Stockport’s own international young musicians competition comes to the Town Hall on 4 March 2017.  Don’t miss it!

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Stockport Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1975 as The New Orchestra of Manchester.

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