2024/2025 Concert Season

Saturday 19th October 2024 – 7.30 p.m. – Holy Innocents Church, Fallowfield

Sunday 15th December 2024 – 2 p.m. – The Monastery, Gorton 

Saturday 22nd February 2025 – 7.30 p.m. – Holy Innocents Church, Fallowfield

Saturday 26th April 2025 – 7.30 p.m. – Holy Innocents Church, Fallowfield

Saturday 5th July 2025– 7.30 p.m. – Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester

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Our latest Concert Season will be a celebration of anniversaries and all that is great in classical music. We will mark the birth of Gustav Holst 150 years ago and the deaths of Franz von Suppé (130), Carl Reinecke (115) and John Ernest Moeran (75). We’ll also celebrate anniversaries relating to the composition of Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 and Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 150 years ago, plus Holst’s Japanese Suite (110).

We will also shine a spotlight on composers as diverse as Johannes Brahms and Hugo Alfvén, as well as popular composers Antonín Dvořàk, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergei Rachmaninov and Edward Elgar in a concert season comprising an eclectic collection of much-loved and lesser-known works. Our concerts will feature works, mostly chosen by members of the orchestra, inspired by dance, folk music and the countryside, exotic places, and friendship.

Juan Ortuño

As ever, Gorton Philharmonic will be expertly led by our popular Musical Director Juan Ortuño, now in his 14th season. His sunny disposition and infectious enthusiasm will guarantee you leave our concerts smiling!

Stephen Threlfall

Three players from within the orchestra will appear as soloists, as well as the orchestra’s President Stephen Threlfall, who will perform with long-time friend and professional musician Tom Bangbala in the grand surroundings of Stoller Hall.

Tom Bangbala

Our 2024/2025 Season promises to be exciting, full of popular classics and little-heard gems, so why not join us for a celebration of the best of what classical music can offer?