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Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

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since 1921

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra It is our centenary season!

Although we have had to postpone our autumn concerts, and will officially begin our centenary season of concerts in 2021, we were delighted that our lockdown performance of Over the Rainbow started our centenary season with a bang by being voted the best Making Music Virtual Concert Performance. The award was announced by Debbie Wiseman at Making Music's virtual award evening on 8 September 2020. The video has also raised £3041 for Blackpool Food Bank.


We were delighted and it is an example of how we continue to explore new repertoire and creative, exhilarating performances, even in challenging times of a pandemic.


The arrangement was commissioned by the orchestra from our composer in residence, Edward Rugman who has also composed new repertoire for us in 2013 (Space Armada Suite) and Cityscapes in 2017.


Our concerts, collaborations with local arts organisations, outreach projects with schools and come and play string days are all part of the orchestra’s mission – education in and appreciation of orchestral music.

We welcome musicians keen to play for appreciative audiences. We encourage young players wanting orchestral experience.  Contact us for more information.

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Given the current environment we are moving the start of our centenary celebrations to January 2021 and will be reviewing this in line with government guidance.

We are disappointed to have to postpone our Centenary Prom which was going to kick off our centenary season. This will now be on Sunday 26 September 2021 and current ticket holders will be contacted by The Grand Theatre.

The Grand Theatre needs all of our help right now to ensure the survival of this historic Matcham theatre which is a vital part of the cultural life in Blackpool, the North West and beyond.

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