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Welcome to Surrey Philharmonic

If you are an orchestral musician who would like to join us, please go to Joining SPO. If you’d like to support the orchestra in other ways please go to Friends or Sponsors. Please note that the Amazon link at the foot of each page is yet another way to support us.

Newsflash: we regret that the coronavirus outbreak has obliged us to cancel our May 2020 concert. Please come back to this site for news of our future activities.

About the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra

The Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra began life as the Surrey String Players in 1932 when it was founded by Kathleen Riddick. In 1945 it expanded to become the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout its history many international artists have appeared with the orchestra, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jacqueline du Pré, Paul Tortelier, Steven Isserlis, Nigel Kennedy and Evelyn Glennie.

On two occasions the orchestra has been the recipient of a Performing Right Society National Federation of Music Societies Enterprise Award.

The Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra and the Surrey Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble are both part of the Surrey Philharmonic Society, which is a member of Making Music.

The performance of Cristian Sandrin, the soloist in our February concert, was sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

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