42nd Concert Season 

What’s on

Join us for our 42nd concert season as we welcome some of the best local orchestral musicians and a distinctive variety of superb soloists.

Please note that whilst we will endeavour to perform the concert as shown, the orchestra reserve the right to amend, without prior notice, the date, programme, soloist, and ticket pricing should circumstances so require.

“Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, right from Isabel Dowell’s classy opening bassoon solo, was shot through with instrumental brilliance.

The score’s rhythmic irregularities held no terrors: with clear and unflurried direction from conductor Simon Wright, the orchestra negotiated the potential pitfalls with sure-footed teamwork.

A remarkable, and thrilling, achievement.”

Martin Dryer

The Press

Will Clark


A full evening of music with works by Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Lambert,Wagner, Berlioz, Offenbach, Handel, Tavener, Tchaikovsky, Fauré and Marquez – featuring Will Clark on violin, Rebecca Taylor on piano, and Leeds Festival Chorus

In association with the YGO, The York Music Hub will be hosting a Masterclass on the day after the concert.

Further details are available here.

Soloist montage


An all-Beethoven concert featuring the Egmont and Fidelio overtures, two choral works, and his Symphony No.9 “The Choral”, with Leeds Festival Chorus

Nicholas Wright

SATURDAY 20th MAY 2023

Bernsetin Overture Candide, Korngolde Violin concerto, Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 – featuring Nick Wright on violin

Venue & Tickets

Unless otherwise advertised, tickets for our concerts at the York Barbican are priced as follows:

Adults:  £24.00 & £18.50
Children: £7.50
Students in full time education: £7.50

The prices quoted here include service and facility fees as charged by the York Barbican Box Office over which the orchestra has no control.  There may also be an additional transaction fee.

Please note that the York Barbican operates a security system to check bags.  Large umbrellas, large bags, and backpacks will not be allowed in.  Further details are available here.

Please, do allow extra time to get through the security on the entrance doors.

The York Barbican is located:

Paragon Street
YO10 4AH.

Tickets will be available on-line from the York Barbican box office:


We would urge our audience members to book their tickets on-line as this is by far the easiest and quickest method and avoids queues on the night.  However, the box office is also manned from 5:00pm on the day of the concert. 

The box office manages the discounted parking tickets for the QPark on Kent Street at the rear of the York Barbican.


York Barbican
Paragon Street
YO10 4AH



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