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Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

Playing for you

since 1921

Concert and Event Dates 2023 - 2024


Saturday 20 January 2004

Come and Play String Day - an opportunity for string players to come and play Elgar's Adagio and Allegro



Saturday 16 March 2024

Let's Dance - an exploration of dance in all its forms from ballet to mambo and Irish to Can-Can Grand Theatre Blackpool


Saturday 29 June 2024 

Flying with Farrenc. Programme to include Farrenc Symphony No. 3 plus other pieces   relating to flight. AKS


Sunday 22 September 2024 

Prom concert with Jane Irwin. Grand Theatre Blackpool


November 2024

Opera Gala with Preston Opera Venue to be confirmed

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Saturday 20 January 2024 10.30am - 4pm

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, Blackpool

This is a come and play day for string players (and not a concert although there will be an informal play through at the end of the day for family and friends).

The main work is Elgar's Introduction and Allegro. 

Coaches: Alexandra Stemp (violin) and Amanda Turner (cello)

Registration and refreshments from 10am.

Please bring lunch and a music stand!

Advance tickets online £13 plus 15p booking fee available until Friday 19 January 11.59pm.

On the door £15

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Saturday 16 March 2024 7.30pm

Grand Theatre Blackpool

We make a welcome return to The Grand Theatre Blackpool in March with a whirlwind journey through music inspired by dance in all its many and varied forms.


This concert has a bit of everything from Abba to Irish, Ballet to Broadway and Latin American to the Waltz under one roof. Imagine Bernstein alongside Offenbach, Marquez rubbing shoulders with Strauss and Irving Berlin tripping the light fantastic with Tchaikovsky.


An evening for all the family to enjoy.


Let's Dance!

Supported by the Halsall Foundation

Percy Dayman, Founder
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Blackpool Symphony Orchestra was founded by Percy Dayman in 1921.

Our Centenary season was during COVID 19 lockdowns but we kept connected online throughout. Our composer in Residence, Edward Rugman, arranged Somewhere Over the Rainbow and our virtual recording raised over £3,000 for Blackpool Food Bank. 

We celebrated our Centenary +1 season with four great concerts.


The orchestra's history

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