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

Education Event

Side-by-side with SÓN

29th September 2019Concert, Workshop

Join the wonderful principal players of SÓN in this interactive, side-by-side workshop. Share tips, advice and clear guidance from pro players leading towards a fun final performance. All in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust [...]Read More

Nearly 200 children loved our SÓN education event based on A Midsummernight's Dream

Education events

1st July 2019Education Event, Events

SÓN is rapidly expanding its education and outreach work, collaborating widely with partner organisations throughout Southampton and across the south of the UK. New projects for 2018-19 include work with SoCo, University of Southampton,...

Watch James Mayhew's stunning artwork unfold before your eyes as we present Peter & The Wolf with LIVE orchestra!

James Mayhew: Peter & the Wolf

9th June 2019Education Event, Events

Celebrated illustrator and classical music presenter James Mayhew returns to Turner Sims, captivating audiences of all ages with his master story-telling and a ballet of brushstrokes, all perfectly timed with the music. Prepare to be ...

John Lill joins SÓN for his second performance in a cycle of Beethoven Piano Concertos

Beethoven Gala with John Lill

2nd February 2019Concert

Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 Beethoven Symphony No 6 Pastoral John Lill – piano Robin Browning – conductor SÓN – Turner Sims Orchestra in Association Sat 2 Feb 2019 – 19:30 SÓN co...

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 [...]Read More

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 [...]Read More

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! [...]Read More

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 [...]Read More

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 [...]Read More

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 Christma...

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 [...]Read More

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 [...]Read More

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 format t...

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 En...

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 mu...

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 [...]Read More

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. [...]Read More

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 [...]Read ...

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 to...

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 pr...