Borodin, Beach & Bruckner

29th June, 2024 • 7:30pm • St. Matthew's Church

Borodin, Prince Igor Overture • Beach, Piano Concerto • Bruckner, Symphony No. 7

Julian Chan, piano

Amy Beach's Piano Concerto is an impressive and unduly overlooked piece.  The first piano concerto by an American woman (1899), it is a work that demonstrates her exceptional talent. Bruckner's Seventh Symphony is among his most popular and majestic works.  Not to be missed!

About us

Founded in 1893, the Northampton Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the United Kingdom's top amateur symphony orchestras. Our membership is drawn from excellent amateurs, teachers, former professional musicians and students in and around Northamptonshire. Most members have achieved at least Grade VIII on their instrument.

With Musical Director, John Gibbons, we perform regularly in Northampton's many classical music venues with top professional soloists in repertoire that encompasses all styles of classical music. Rehearsals usually take place on a Wednesday evening during school term time.

We are supported by an active and flourishing Friends' scheme that provides many exclusive benefits for supporters.

The Northampton Symphony Orchestra's excellence in amateur music making has led to invitations to play in various local music festivals (such as the one celebrating local composer, Malcolm Arnold and the Northampton Music Festival) and collaborations with other local music ensembles.


Saturday, Jun 29

St. Matthew's Church
Borodin, Beach & Bruckner

Borodin, Prince Igor Overture • Beach, Piano Concerto • Bruckner, Symphony No. 7

Sunday, Jul 14

Northampton High School
Friends of the NSO

An exclusive concert and reception for the Friends of the NSO.

Explore this season


Leonard Bernstein

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

2nd March 2024

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Rococo Variations & Eugene Onegin Polonaise

14th October 2023

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 1

14th October 2023

Amy Beach

Piano Concerto

29th June 2024

Arnold Bax

Symphony No. 1

2nd March 2024

Malcolm Arnold's

Rinaldo and Armida

14th October 2023

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 4

11th May 2024

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 7

29th June 2024

The Gruffalo

Narrated by David Birch, with music by Philip Mackenzie

10th December 2023

Friends of NSO

It is said you can’t buy friendship, but you can buy exclusive membership to the NSO Friends’ Scheme. Why not pay for a friend to become a Friend? It’s a great gift to give.

For a minimum donation of £25 a year, you can become a Friend of the orchestra. There are a number of exclusive benefits available through the Friends’ scheme, and your contribution plays an important part in funding our concerts and securing the orchestra’s future. As a Friend, you will receive:

  • Two free tickets to the Friends’ concert and buffet
  • A discount on all concert tickets
  • Priority booking
  • Regular NSO newsletters about forthcoming concerts
  • A free programme each concert
  • Your name printed in our programmes

A heart-felt thank you goes to

Join us

We're currently on the look-out for violinists, violists, bassists, percussionists, and a harpist.

We maintain an active deputies/wait list for other sections. If you are interested in joining the orchestra please contact us.