SÓN is Southampton’s professional orchestra, bringing top quality orchestral music, life-changing education projects and an inspiring outreach programme to everyone in the city and across the region. Scroll down and read about our concerts, listen to our latest tracks, watch our films and learn more about how you can support our activities.
We will soon announce more details of SÓNic Interventions – our summer performance events at John Hansard Gallery – and our debut season as Orchestra in Association at Turner Sims. Watch this space and subscribe to our eNews to be the first to know. These are exciting times for SÓN!
We believe that great music and inspiring musicians really can change lives. It’s our mission to show the world how incredible great music can be, no matter where it’s from. The breathtaking dedication of our musicians and team of educators can have a deep impact on anyone’s life, regardless of age, outlook or experience. Music has the power to move and to bring change, and at SÓN we want to help make that happen.
Find out more about the great music we’re performing near you. Click below for more about our vibrant concert series at Turner Sims – including the Beethoven 20:20 cycle with John Lill and our ever-popular Unwrapped series presented by David Owen Norris.
You can also find out about SÓNic Interventions – a brand new series specially curated in response to some of the world’s greatest contemporary art, part of this summer’s ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter exhibition at John Hansard Gallery – and explore our inspiring education and outreach programmes.
SÓN – Your Orchestra for your city
SÓN is a versatile & virtuosic chamber orchestra, based in the city of Southampton, UK. Born in 2015, we have quickly established ourselves on the UK concert scene, as well as contributing to the city’s much-heralded cultural renewal. We’ve successfully captured the public’s imagination with sell-out concerts, collaborations with world-class soloists, and a flair for innovative programming.
SÓN Education – Changing young lives one note at a time
In only 3 years, SÓN has impacted the lives of hundred of youngsters across the city through education projects. Whether as part of Supersónic (our early-grades youth orchestra), the iPad Concerto – in collaboration with our partners, Southampton Music Hub, or during our workshop events at Cedar Special School, we believe no child should be denied a musical experience and education, whatever their circumstances.
Support our work and help us bring music to all
Are you a supporter of the arts? Would you like to contribute to one of the UK’s newest professional arts organisations, one that works intensively with audiences and young musicians in areas local to you? Help us grow our following, get our message out there, develop extraordinary talent and bring music to more people than ever before. Whatever your circumstances, SÓN have a support package for you.
What a stunning orchestra SÓN are – they play with passion and commitment
John Suchet, Classic FM
Fresh, vital playing from such fine players
With quality in presentation and performance, SÓN bring a new energy to music in the city and beyond
Kevin Appleby, Manager –Turner Sims