Finchley Symphony Orchestra – a successful and friendly amateur orchestra in north London, rehearsing weekly and giving five or six high standard concerts each year. We are constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities and we welcome new players.
Richard Garry, 2018
The FSO consistently produces music of a very high standard and together with highly talented soloists provide wonderful evenings full of happiness and light.
Jill and Peter Holland, 2018
Over several years we have been to many concerts given by The Finchley Symphony Orchestra (and occasionally with the Finchley Chamber Choir). Our policy is that - if we are free, Trinity Church, Finchley, is the best place to be - sometimes challenging, but always offering an evening of fine music, beautifully played.
Julian Ansell, 2018
[Finchley Symphony Orchestra is] a top draw symphony orchestra with first class soloists without having to go to the Festival or Albert Halls.
Everything from baroque to large scale romantic works, 20th century music and new commissions. Symphonies, concertos and – at Christmas – carols!
After our ambitious Russian evening including Stravinsky's 'Firebird' suite and the ever-popular Christmas concert with Finchley Chamber Choir we have moved on to explore a rarity: Dvorak's tone poem 'The Water Goblin' which we will perform alongside Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' symphony and Richard Strauss' first Horn Concerto with Alexander Edmundson, a young co-principal with the LSO. Programmes later in the season include Brahms, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Beethoven.
David Lardi, our Musical Director for over 40 years, is cutting down his workload from 2019. He will continue to conduct us for joint concerts with the Finchley Chamber Choir but we are now auditioning candidates to work with us for our purely orchestral concerts in the coming seasons. As part of this process we are delighted that Robert Hodge will conduct us for the March concert.
We've played with...
Nigel Kennedy, Tasmin Little, Valeriy Sokolov and many others. Browse our Artists page to see more.
We care about...
Enjoying playing great music together, working hard for a high-quality performance, and celebrating it afterwards!
- Finchley Chamber Choir – our sister choir with whom we perform regularly.
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Our normal concert and rehearsal venue is:
Trinity Church, North Finchley