welcome to són – southampton’s professional orchestra
2016-17 season launched
full details on our events page

són are the first and only professional orchestra in Southampton, and are quickly garnering a reputation for excellence with our vibrant, virtuosic and innovative performances. Following the triumph of our debut season, we are delighted to unveil our brand new 2016-17 programme – all events are now available to view on our events tab.

All our concerts build on the foundations laid throughout last year, where we launched to great acclaim, and performed to consistently sold-out audiences. The new season includes our debut in the breathtaking acoustics of Romsey Abbey, continues our survey of musical recompositions with Max Richter’s incredible “4 Seasons Recomposed”, and brings a welcome return to our celebrated “Unwrapped” series – featuring “Elgar Unwrapped” with David Owen Norris.

We look forward to bringing you more music, imagination and innovation throughout the coming year, alongside our family concert series and inspirational work with musical youngsters. Keep in touch with all we do through our eNews and following our social media channels.

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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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Follow són on twitter, facebook and vimeo

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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