Find out more about our previous events, and see how we’ve built our portfolio of performances, education projects and outreach work

Education Event

Lark Ascending Unwrapped

6th October 2018Concert

SÓN continue their acclaimed 'Unwrapped' series with an exploration of the nation's favourite classical masterpiece, Vaughan Williams' Lark Ascending, featuring Lawrence Power on viola and violin...

són Max Richter Seasons Recomposed

Minimalism & Phase Music

10th August 2018Concert

The summer series of SÓNic Interventions reach a gorgeous conclusion with works by minimalist composers Max Richter, Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass and new 1-bit computer works by Blake Troise...

SÓNic Interventions explore crowd-composing using Ableton Live


27th July 2018Concert

SÓNic Interventions invites YOU to be the composer: join composer Joe Manghan towards a co-composed work of music, and play your part in being a composer, live!...

són supersónic live in action 2016 – Southampton's orchestra summer school

Supersónic 2018

23rd July 2018Education Event, Events

Once again SÓN bring their inspiration and expertise to the young musicians of Southampton as they present the Supersónic Philharmonic, presented in conjunction with Southampton Music Hub...

Anca Campanie, solo violinist in SÓNic Interventions at John Hansard Gallery

Bach and the Abstract

10th July 2018Concert

SÓNic Interventions continue with works for solo violin in this exploration of music close to Richter's heart, J S Bach, alongside music employing styles and techniques used often in his own artistic output...

Loré Lixenberg “Singterview”

29th June 2018Concert

SÓN guest artist Lore Lixenberg launches SÓNic Interventions at John Hansard Gallery with her vocal pyrotechnics in a "Singterview" in response to "48 Portraits"...

SÓNic Interventions

29th June 2018Concert

SÓNic interventions bring a series of specially-curated performances to the new John Hansard Gallery in Southampton, as part of the ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter exhibition...

Supersónic Christmas

16th December 2017Education Event, són education

Join us for a Very Merry Supersónic Christmas!! *** INFORMAL FESTIVE PERFORMANCE at 15:30 on Dec 16th!! *** Coming to Southampton THIS CHRISTMAS – the lights, the delights, the fun, the festivity… It can ONLY be a SUPERSÓNIC...

PLAYLIST – with SÓN Soloists, Southampton


15th October 2017Concert

SÓN Soloists join with Southampton Musicians Collective PLAYLIST in this eclectic evening of music, alongside Ayanna Witter-Johnson and VŌS, at The Dancing Man at Town Quay...

Tchaikovsky Unwrapped at Turner Sims – 30 September 2017

Tchaikovsky Unwrapped

30th September 2017Concert

Join SÓN and David Owen Norris as they continue their musical journey unwrapping the greatest music by the greatest composers, this time featuring Tchaikovsky and his epic 5th Symphony...

són supersónic live in action 2016 – Southampton's orchestra summer school

supersónic ’17

26th July 2017Education Event, Events

After the stunning success of 2016’s inaugural supersónic, in conjunction with Southampton Music Hub, són are delighted to announce news of their 2017 programme for young orchestral musicians – supersónic ’17. In a similar...

són Elgar Unwrapped - 4 June 2017

Elgar Unwrapped

4th June 2017Concert, Events

Joined once again by David Owen Norris – the presenter of our Sibelius Unwrapped launch concert last year – són guide the listener on a journey through one of music's most touching and inspiring landscapes: that of Edward Elgar's...

són Max Richter Seasons Recomposed

Max Richter: 4 Seasons Recomposed

28th April 2017Concert, Events

Continuing their exploration of newly imagined and interpreted music, són present a powerful and eclectic mix of string orchestra works, including The Four Seasons Recomposed by the increasingly popular post-minimalist British composer...

Lucy Knight – Soprano, sings Mozart in concert with són in Romsey Abbey, 18 March 2017

són at Romsey Abbey

18th March 2017Concert, Events

Second instalment of the són mini-series exploring how composers interpret and "recompose" the music of their elders, stretching from Vivaldi to Max Richter throughout the 2016 - 17 season. Vaughan Williams' famous fantasia takes the...

són 8 Seasons Southampton Turn Sims © Balazs Borocz : Pilvax Studio copy

8 Seasons

22nd October 2016Concert, Events

8 Seasons to open the new són season! Let charismatic virtuoso Daniel Rowland take you through 8 Seasons - by Vivaldi and Piazzolla - four you know, and four you might not...

Supersónic - the són orchestra summer school coming July 2016


21st July 2016Education Event, Workshop

Presented by són - in collaboration with Southampton Music Hub and the University of Southampton - supersónic is a fun-filled, three day musical workshop and orchestral summer school, blasting off in July 2016....

Oberon & Ella Bella Ballerina in Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

18th June 2016Concert, Education Event

Watch as art and music unfold before your very eyes! Commemorating Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary, we present music from one of his most enchanting plays – along with live art, story-telling, and a 30-piece orchestra....

John Suchet and són present Eroica Unwrapped at Turner Sims, Southampton

Eroica Unwrapped with John Suchet

22nd April 2016Concert

Featuring Classic FM presenter and author John Suchet, join us as we unwrap one of the greatest and most important symphonies ever written, with a complete performance in the second half...

són celebrate Sibelius 150 in their debut concert "Sibelius Unwrapped"

Sibelius Unwrapped

29th November 2015Concert

són launch their life on the UK's concert stage with this Sibelius 150 celebration - part of the Turner Sims subscription series. Join són and presenter David Owen Norris as they journey through the Finnish musical landscape...

són Horn - getting over 300 youngsters in Southampton playing French Horn in 1 day!

són Horn

At the invitation of Southampton Music Hub, són present a series of interactive music workshops for the City's youngsters, focussed on encouraging and developing French Horn playing at key schools in the area. són Horn aims to build...

Little Swans - an informal són education concert for young string players

Little Swans

27th June 2015Education Event

són present their very first event - an educational showcase of young musicians, in an informal summer setting. Little Swans brings young musicians together for a live concert of chamber music for strings, alongside an associated art...