Welcome to són – the UK’s newest professional orchestra

A buzz of excitement – and increasingly loyal following – accompany són as we approach the climax of our debut season. Building on our sell-out launch concert and our acclaimed “Eroica Unwrapped” with John Suchet, we celebrate Shakespeare 400 with a unique combination of live music, art and story-telling, where we’re joined by James Mayhew – one of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors.

At the same time, we continue to expand our inspirational work with children and young musicians. Recently appointed hub partners with Southampton Music Hub, we look forward to deepening our commitment to music education within the city and throughout the region.

As well as presenting professional concerts of the highest standard, we are devising innovative family concerts, and will soon unveil details of our exciting Autumn season. Keep an eye – and an ear – on són.

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Book for our next concert

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
featuring artist & presenter James Mayhew
Saturday 18 June 2016 – 3pm
with pre-concert events from 1.30pm
Turner Sims, Southampton

són latest: new audio tracks released

We’ve just released three new audio tracks from our launch concert, including this featured sample here. You can find the others on our Audio page, as well as on our official SoundCloud site.

són latest: new video

Enjoy this showreel from our “Sibelius Unwrapped” launch concert – featuring concert highlights, rehearsal footage and interviews.

Like what you see? Watch more films on our video page

Gorgeous galleries

Take a look at our latest photos

Photo highlights from the recent són launch event “Sibelius Unwrapped” are now available to view on our gallery page. són were joined in Turner Sims by renowned classical photographer Chris Christodoulou, who has notched up 35 years’ experience photographing the BBC Proms. See how Chris captured the orchestra in action on stage, and more informally behind the scenes, in the snapshots below and in our three new galleries.

Scroll through the samples below (navigate with a mouse/keyboard, or swipe on a touchscreen) – and then click on the button to see the full gallery.

Support són

són have a number of support packages which will interest both individuals and organisations willing to join with us right from the very start. Please consider helping són as we grow, so we can continue to give the highest-quality concerts and inspire the lives of musical youngsters throughout the south.

Join the són circle
the ideal way for individual donors to play a part in the future of són.
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Keep up to date with all the són projects, concerts and activities through our media channels. Join the conversation on twitter, share photos from our events on facebook and enjoy selected highlights of our concerts on YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud.

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