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On this page, you will find details about forthcoming concerts put on by Wymondham Symphony Orchestra. We generally do three concerts a year, mostly in South Norfolk or Norwich. For each venue, we have included a link to a map showing its location - we hope you find that useful.

2019/20 Season


Tickets for all three concerts are now available by post. Prices for concerts are:
£14 for adults, bought on the door
£12 for adult, bought in advance
£10 for Friends
Free for children under 18

In addition, you can buy a season ticket for £30 for all 3 concerts (excluding the Christmas concert), Please order your tickets through our Concert Manager - details on the Contact Us page.

Remember, tickets bought on the door will be at the higher price of £14, so do buy early.

Saturday 23 November 2019
Wymondham Abbey

Autumn Concert

  • Helios Overture Op. 17 - Neilson
  • Summer Evening - Delius
  • Prelude and Liebestod (from Tristan and Isolode) - Wagner
  • Symphony No. 4 Op. 36 - Tchiakovsky

Our opening concert brings together 4 disparate works which a punster could entitle Summer Fate! The sun links the first two: Neilson's stay in Athens inspired a work depicting the sun rising and setting over the Aegean Sea; and Delius is describing a warm sun-lit evening. Wagner's famous "Tristan Chord" colours the music of the Prelude, and the Liebestod sees Isolode describing her vision of Tristan risen again before she dies in the aria "Mild und leise wie er lächelt" ("Softly and gently, how he smiles"). The concert concludes with Tchiakovsky's work, termed by Hans Keller as "one of the most towering symphonic structures in our whole literature", and often nicknamed, The Fate Symphony.

  • Start time - 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £14 (adult, bought on the door), £12 (adult, bought in advance), £10 (Friends), Free (Under 18)

Saturday 21 March 2020
Wymondham Abbey

Classical Giants

  • Overture Egmont - Beethoven
  • Concerto for violin and cello Op. 102 - Brahms, with soloists Caroline Bishop (violin) and tba (cello)
  • Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) - Beethoven

Not one but two brilliant and equally matched soloists feature in Brahms' last orchestral work. Another of this great concerto's attractions is its "vast and sweeping humour" (Tovey). Either side of this are fabulously popular works from Beethoven's middle period; his powerful and expressive overture to the incidental music to Goethe's play, and his majestic third symphony, originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, but dramatically changed to Heroic after the Frenchman declared himself emperor.

  • Start time - 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £14 (adult, bought on the door), £12 (adult, bought in advance), £10 (Friends), Free (Under 18)

Saturday 4 July 2020
Wymondham Abbey

Anniversaries Concert

  • Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland
  • Masquerade Suite - Khachaturian
  • Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin, with soloist Sohyun Park
  • Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) - Dvorak

This concert marks two significant local anniversaries: 25 years of Wymondham Music Festival and 35 years of Wymondham Symphony Orchestra. On America's Independence Day, what better way to celebrate than with Rhapsody in Blue fusing jazz with a piano concerto, and The New World Symphony in which Dvorak recalls the sounds and culture he encountered on visits to the USA.

  • Start time - 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £14 (adult, bought on the door), £12 (adult, bought in advance), £10 (Friends), Free (Under 18)
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