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Sheffield Symphony Orchestra

Who We Are

The SSO is a symphony orchestra of experienced, skilled players and music professionals. It offers adventurous programmes for the larger orchestra. Our wide musical repertoire is one of the attractions of the SSO, for both our players and audience. 

As Musical Director, Juan continues to be a major asset for the orchestra, with his skilful conducting, clear musical vision and inspiration. Our aim is to inspire a whole new generation of young music lovers and musicians to break down barriers between classical musicians and their audiences.

For Potential Players

The SSO takes pride in the friendliness and supportive attitude between players. We believe this is why members have such long-standing loyalty and commitment to the orchestra. However, our membership does need to remain large enough to present the extensive repertoire we offer. In particular, we are looking to recruit more string players, especially violin and viola players of all ages. If you are interested, you can come along to a mutual trial period to see if it feels right. We rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from early September to late June, except during school holidays. To develop our orchestral sound, we plan to have day schools this season. This will be combined with social occasions to foster the orchestral camaraderie.

We play to a high standard so players are expected to be a minimum level of grade 7 and usually around grade 8 or above. If the SSO’s description seems to match what you are looking for and you are curious, don’t hesitate to contact us via the website or Facebook, tweet us on Twitter, or call 07901 566960 to find out more.

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