Mozart and Sibelius

Frome Symphony’s next concert will be the second in a series of concerts featuring the finest young classical soloists, the orchestra is joined by Iyad Sughayer for a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Born in 1993, Iyad has studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He is now developing a successful career as a piano soloist with regular concert engagements in the UK and abroad. The concert opens with Mozart’s well-known overture to his opera, “The Marriage of Figaro”. After the interval, the orchestra performs the first symphony by Sibelius, replete with the luxurious harmonies, colourful timbres and moving melodies for which the composer is so well known. Tickets are available for £12 (adult) and £5 (child) from the Cheese and Grain box office on 01373 455420, and on line at

Revolting Rhymes return to Frome

Frome Symphony will be presenting it’s popular annual family concert on Saturday 27th January at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church. Following on from last year’s sell-out performance of Little Red Riding Hood, the 50-piece orchestra will this time be presenting another large-scale performance of a tale from Roald Dahl’s revolting rhymes: The Three Little Pigs. Frome Symphony will be joined by Alastair Johnston who will narrate the story, and there will be a fun introduction and demonstration of the instruments of the orchestra. The event is particularly suitable for families with children of primary school age. Tickets are £5 each, or £20 for 5, and can be purchase on-line at this link:

2017-18 Season – Young Concerto Soloists Series

Frome Symphony is delighted to announce it season of concerts for 2017-18, which starts on Sunday 5th November at the Cheese and Grain. Concerts include a wide range of popular classical works, including special performances of Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony and Holst’s Planets Suite, and the return of our annual family concert which features more “Revolting Rhymes”.

As a special theme this year, we will be showcasing four talented young instrumental soloists in concerto performances on cello, piano, trumpet and viola. Full programme details can be found here.

Frome Orchestral Weekend 2017

4-5 November 2017

Richard Strauss – Eine Alpensinfonie

Founded in 2013, the annual Frome Orchestral Weekend provides the opportunity for enthusiastic musicians to learn and perform a large-scale orchestral work during an intensive weekend of tutored workshops and rehearsals.  We have assembled a team of highly-experienced and motivational tutors who work with each orchestral section. There will be a public performance at the end of the weekend conducted by Frome Symphony’s music director, Mark Gateshill.

This year we will be performing Richard Strauss’s huge tone poem, Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony).  If you might be interested in taking part, full details and an application form can be found here.

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