Welcome to Henley Symphony Orchestra

2015 46th season flyer

The Henley Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1970 and we are now one of the leading amateur orchestras in the country. We attract some 70 players from across the Thames Valley.

Under the guidance of our music director, Ian Brown, the orchestra promotes an annual series of four concerts and engages internationally acclaimed soloists, providing high-quality classical music for the enjoyment of local concert goers.

The orchestra was originally brought together to give a concert in a large marquee at Shiplake College one summer but the success of that concert led to the establishment of the orchestra on a permanent footing.

Calling brass players!

We currently have vacancies for the following brass instruments:

  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

If you play to a good standard and are interested in joining us, please contact maureenhsosec@aol.com.


Become a friend of HSO

Why not become a Friend of the orchestra? We have about 150 Friends who support
us both financially and by attending our concerts regularly.

Information for members

Find information about upcoming rehearsals and concerts, find rehearsal venues and see our repertoire lists.

Future concerts and events

Woodwind section, March 2010

See details of all future concerts and events, including our friends' open evening.

Tickets – HSO Box office: 01235 859210 or request via our contact form.