Past Concerts


Music Director: Susanna Riddell
Assistant Conductors: Sergiu Rusu
Leader: Columba Dromgoole-Cavazzi
President: Gemma Wills

Pre-Term 2017
23rd September, Swaythling Methodist Church: 7:30pm
Prince Igor Overture – Borodin
Dawn on the Moskva River  – Mussorgsky
Night on a Bald Mountain – Mussorgsky
Scheherazade – Rimsky-Korsakov

Diana – A Tribute conducted by Sergiu Rusu
11th November, Turner Sims Concert Hall: 3pm 
A Symphony by U.S. Composer Lucius Craig Cervantes
accompanied by film of 101 Diana Portraits from U.K. Artist Melanie Anne Sanderson

Eastern Prelude
SUSO 2017/18 Season: Music from the Europe’s East
9th December, Turner Sims Concert Hall: 7:30pm
Ma Vlast – Smetana
Les Preludes – Liszt
Overture on 3 Russian Themes – Balakirev
Symphony No. 2 – Borodin

Gala Concert 2017/18
18th March, Turner Sims: 3pm
Tragic Overture – Brahms
Violin Concerto – Dvorak (with soloist Dunja Lavrova)
A London Symphony – Vaughan Williams

Summer Concert
Guest conductor: Robin Browning
9th June, Central Hall: 7:00pm
Firebird Suite – Stravinsky
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 – Liszt
Oboe Concerto – Goossens with soloist Henrietta Cooke
Mau – Rhapsody of Chaos
Brahms – Academic Festival Overture


Music Director: Susanna Riddell
Assistant Conductors: Rosie McNiff (November), Amy Wardle (June)
Leader: Kath Roberts
President: Thomas Kidman

A Winter’s Eve
November 2016: Central Hall, Southampton
Glazunov – ‘Autumn’ from The Seasons
Prokofiev – Winter Bonfire Suite
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.4
Encore: Tchaikovsky – Pas de Deux

A Gala Concert
March 2017: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Britten – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Britten – Four Sea Interludes
Shostakovich – Symphony No.10

Last Night of the Proms
Wagner – Die Meistersinger Von Nurmberg: Prelude to Act 1
Vaughan-Williams – The Lark Ascending
Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No.1
Ravel – Bolero
Mussorgsky – Intro and Gopak from Sorochinsky Fair
Bizet – Extracts from Carmen
Strauss – Champagne Polka
Wood – Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March No.1
Encore: Marquez – Conga del Fuego

Conductors: Robin Browning, George Jackson, Tom Hammond
Assistant Conductor: Christian Drew
Leader: Kath Roberts
President: Ashley Westmacott

November 2015: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Conductor: Robin Browning
Nielsen – Symphony No.4
Sibelius – Pohjola’s Daughter
Debussy – Prelude a L’apres Midi D’un Faune
Vaughan Williams – Wasps Overture

March 2016: Romsey Abbey ; Central Hall, Southampton
Conductor: George Jackson
Sibelius – Lemminkainen Suite
Elgar – Wand of Youth Suite No. 1
Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliette Fantasy Overture

June 2016: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Conductor: Tom Hammond
Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5
Arnold – Ballet Suite: Homage to the Queen
Stravinsky – Four Norwegian Moods
Matthew Taylor – Overture: The Needles

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Joe Beckhelling
Leader: Kanon Miyashita
President: Harriet Compton

December 2014: Turner Sims Concert Hall ; Victory Centre
Arnold – English Dances, Set 1
Arnold – Clarinet Concerto No.2
Elgar – Polonia
Vaughan Williams – Symphony No.6

March 2015: St. Mary’s Church, Southampton ; Romsey Abbey
Humperdinck – Hansel & Gretel
Bruch – Violin Concerto No.1: Soloist – Ben Baker
Mahler – Symphony No.6

June 2015: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Sibelius – Symphony No 2 in D, Op 43
Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No 2
Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op 36

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Kevin Withell
Leader: Ben Jennings
President: James Locke-Scobie

December 2013: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Bernstein – Facsimile
Barber – First Essay for Orchestra
Marquez – Danzon No. 2
Chavez – Symphony No.2
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

March 2014: St. Mary’s Church, Southampton ; Romsey Abbey
Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet Suite
Panufnik – Sinfonia Sacra (Symphony No.3)
Sibelius – Finlandia

June 2014: Turner Sims, Southampton
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Kodaly – Concerto for Orchestra
Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Frederick Platt
Leader: Ben Jennings
President: Emily Wilson

December 2012: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Shostakovich – Symphony No.15
Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances

March 2013: St. Mary’s Church, Southampton
Dvorak – Carnival Overture
Sibelius – Tapiola
Tchaikovsky – Manfred Symphony

June 2013: Turner Sims, Southampton
Elgar – Symphony No. 1
Vaughan Williams – In the Fen Country
Britten – Four Sea Interludes

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Alex Fryer
Leader: Biengo
President: Alex Segrave

December 2011: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Sibelius: King Christian Suite
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

March 2012: Romsey Abbey and Thorndon Hall
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphesis on a Theme by Carl Maria Weber
Liszt: Prometheus

June 2012: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5
Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Soloist – Paul Gardner
Mosolov – Iron Foundry
Rimsky-Korsakov – Overture on Three Russian Themes

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Rowan Baker
Leader: Alice Plant/Lucy Richardson
President: Rachael Alderman

December 2010: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto: Soloist – Savitri Grier

March 2011: St Mary’s Church, Southampton
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’
Sibelius: En Saga
Smetana: Vltava (from Ma Vlast)

June 2011: Turner Sims Concert Hall 
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Walton: Crown Imperial
Maxwell-Davis: An Orkney wedding with sunrise
Arnold: Peterloo Overture

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Harriet Oughton
Leader: Alice Plant
President: Katherine Hattersley

December 2009: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Elgar: In the South
Elgar: Cello Concerto: Soloist- John Myerscough
Nielsen: Aladdin Suite
Sibelius: Symphony No.1

March 2010: Romsey Abbey ; St. Mary’s Church, Southampton
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Mahler: Symphony No. 9

June 2010: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Khachaturian: Waltz from Masquerade Suite

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Adam Crane
Leader: Alice Plant
President: Amelia Thurston

December 2008: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnol: Soloist – Tania Goldberg
Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter
Glinka: Russlan & Ludmilla Overture
Debussy: Iberia

March 2009: St. Mary’s Church, Southampton ; King Alfred Hall, Winchester
Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 10

June 2009: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Dominic Harries
Leader: Rachel Butterworth
President: Mark Bamping

December 2007: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Wagner: Tannhauser Overture
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor

March 2008: Romsey Abbey, Romsey ; St. Mary’s Church, Southampton
Mahler: Symphony No. 10

June 2008: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Arnold: English Dances Suite 1
Bizet: Carmen Suites 1 & 2
Ravel: Bolero
Zimmer: Music from Gladiator
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Craig Lawton
Leader: Andy Weaver
President: Paul Fitzpatrick

December 2006: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Bernstein: Candide Overture
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3: Soloist – Nicholas Walker
Elgar: Symphony No. 2

March 2007: St. Peter’s Church, Bournemouth ; St Mary’s Church, Southampton
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

June 2007: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Borodin: Polovstian Dances
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Strauss: Suite from der Rosenkavalier
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

August 2007: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Borodin: Polovstian Dances
Balakirev: Piano Concerto No. 2: Soloist – Nicholas Walker
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Musical Director: Robin Browning
Assistant Conductor: Tom Horn
Leader: Tom Horn
President: Lyndsay Gillot

December 2005: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Sibelius: Tapiola
Adams: The Chairman Dances
Bernstein: On the Waterfront
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4: The Inextinguishable

March 2006: St. Mary’s Church, Southampton ; Thornden Hall, Chandler’s Ford
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 The Year 1905

June 2006: Turner Sims Concert Hall
Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountain
Khachaturian: Concert Suite from Masquerade & Gayanneh
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade