Beethoven Violin Concerto and Dvořák Symphony No. 7

Frome Symphony is delighted to welcome Lukas Hank back as soloist in the violin concerto by Beethoven. One of Beethoven’s most popular pieces, this is a tour de force for the soloist and orchestra alike. In the second half of the concert, the orchestra performs Dvořák’s 7th symphony. Although not performed as frequently as the New World symphony, the 7th is arguably Dvořák’s finest work incorporating beautiful melodies and engaging dance tunes from 19th century Bohemia. Frome Symphony is conducted by Mark Gateshill. Tickets £12 adult, £5 under 18.

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Valentine Concert

A new departure for 2017, Frome Symphony presents a Valentine’s weekend concert on Friday 10th February at 7.30pm in the Cheese and Grain. The programme is made up of popular works in a romantic theme!

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Tickets are on sale at the Cheese and Grain for £12 (adult) and £5 (child under 18). We hope to see you there.

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Family Concert: Revolting Rhymes

Frome Symphony’s popular annual family concert takes place on Saturday 28th January 2017 at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church, Frome. Alastair Johnston returns as narrator, to narrate a performance of Little Red Riding Hood from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. The music is composed by Paul Patterson and scored for a full symphony orchestra, conducted by Mark Gateshill.

Tickets are £5, with a special offer of 5 tickets for the price of 4. Buy tickets online here (booking fee applies).


Illustrator: Tracey Edis

Next Concert – Sunday 6th November

On Sunday 6th November, Frome Symphony’s 2016-17 season opens with the unmistakeable fate motif from Beethoven’s fifth symphony. In the second half, Frome Symphony is joined by guest musicians to form a 100-piece orchestra for a unique performance of Shostakovich’s dramatic fourth symphony.

  • Sunday 6th November, 7.00pm (note start time)
  • Venue: Cheese and Grain, Frome
  • Tickets: £12 (adult); £5 (under 18)
  • Tickets can be purchased from the box office on 01373 455420 and online or save money with a subscription ticket.

2016-17 Season Launched

Thanks to everyone who participated in Frome Symphony’s concerts over the last year, especially our loyal audience, and of course all the musicians and those who helped behind the scenes. We have another exciting programme planned for the next year, with five concerts in all, starting in uncompromising style with a performance of Beethoven’s 5th on Sunday 6th November. 2016-17 season details can be found here.

We are offering subscription tickets for the season, which give a saving of 15% on the price of tickets for each individual concert. Subscription tickets are fully transferable, so you can lend your ticket to a friend if you are unable to attend a concert. Details of subscription tickets and how to buy can be found here.

Next Concert – Sunday 3 July

We are very excited to be back at the Cheese and Grain on Sunday 3 July for our Frome Festival concert. The programme is:

  • Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
  • Wieniawski Violin Concerto no. 2
  • Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade

We are delighted to be joined by the brilliant young musician Seren Nickson as violin soloist in the concerto. The concert begins at 7.30pm. There will be foyer music from the Frome Youth String Orchestra at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from Frome Festival box office on 01373 455420, or online.

Seren Nickson

Seren Nickson