Our approaching 2016-17 SUSO concert season promises many new opportunities for this long established Southampton orchestra. With a newly appointed Music Director, we have some exciting new concert projects ahead, which will see the orchestra team up with children’s choirs from local schools, offer music workshops for local primary school children, it will perform ambitious programmes of mainstream symphonic repertoire – offering new conducting experience to its assistant student conductor along the way, and it will embark upon a concert tour to Germany next June. The SUSO’s work within the local community and its continued musical journey, looks bright.
The orchestra offers high quality training to Southampton University students from all degree courses, and with as much as 50% of the orchestral membership studying non-musical subjects (from aeronautics to computer science, engineering to history, law to languages and medicine to economics and many more) we are keen to increase the orchestra’s links with local companies – equally, from all fields and professions.
The SUSO is self-funding and we are keen to see this long established student enterprise continue its good work for generations of future professionals to come, and so seek support by way of local corporate and/or more general sponsorship, to further enhance the SUSO’s work.
Where your money goes:
£50 – van used to transport percussion, double basses and harp on concert days
£100 – one evening’s rehearsal space
£150 – a conductor for one evening’s rehearsal
£750 – music hire cost for a term
If you would like to sponsor a specific instrument/equipment purchase and see it being played or used during our concerts, we have a ‘wish-list’ of currently required items.
Individual item wishlist:
A full set (x85) of orchestral music folders @ total £1000, orchestral bass trombone £950 – £1500, orchestral bass clarinet – £1500-£3500, 34’’ symphonic tam-tam £1200 plus protective cover £200, protective sound screens costing £150 each, tubular bells £4000, cor-anglais £2000-£4000, timpani service (£500)