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'...in fine form... effectively painting the seascape' Nov 2013
Our 50th birthday: Shostakovich huge 7th Symphony Oct 2013
Celebrating Movie Classics completing our 50th season Jun 2013
'Salomon Orchestra at the top of it's form' Feb 2013
Strauss' Don Juan: 'blistering performance' Jun 2011
Gabrieli, Coriligliano, Copland 'splendid sound' Mar 2011
Elgar and Barber 'virtuoso performance' Oct 2010
'this enterprising and exciting orchestra' Jun 2010
Mahler Symphony No.10 'magical' Mar 2010
Oct 2009 : McCabe Symphony Edward II 'energy and sheer sense of drama'
Mar 2009 : 'a magnificent performance' of Martinu's 6th symphony
Nov 2008 : 'a spellbinding performance' - Roger Jones on The Planets at Cheltenham.
'pretty stunning and full of lovely moments' - Robert Hugill on the Rite of Spring Oct 2008 .
Salomon brass were invited to participate in a world premire at the July 28 BBC Prom on Brass Day 
May 2007 : 'Berlioz...climaxes were so shattering ...the earlier movements were equally entrancing'
'St John's was brim full' for Mahler 6 in Feb 2007 : 'A memorable performance'
BBC Radio 3's Listen Up Festival of Orchestras   includes the 2nd movement of Scheherazade from our May 2006 concert, broadcast 3rd October 2006


Next Concert, with the Epworth Choir


Next London Concert

 7:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

St John's Smith Square

Conductor  Robin Newton

Stravinsky Fireworks

Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra

Dvorak Symphony No.8


Salomon's 50th Birthday Concert
Fanfare opening of Salomon's 50th birthday concert, October 2013
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The Salomon Orchestra has been recognised for many years as London's leading non-professional symphony orchestra, renowned for high quality performances of innovative programmes.

Rehearsing The Planets at Cheltenham with Martyn Brabbins, November 2008

'...their playing sounded thoroughly professional. They also brought something extra to the music - a sense of enthusiasm, commitment and adventure that you do not always find in the ranks of professional symphony orchestras.' Seen and Heard International, November 2008.

'There was nothing to give away that this is a non-professional orchestra so sumptuous was their sound and committed their approach.' music OMH, March 2009

Excerpt from a review of the Rite of Spring on 14th October 2008 :

'The devil is in the detail and much of the detail was spot on here... The performance seemed to fly by and one really longed to hear it all again.'  Classical Music blog - Robert Hugill

Links to other comments and articles can be found on our reviews page. Have a look at our photo gallery - including links to a page of images from our Tchaikovsky- and Dvork-athons at the Cheltenham Festival, conducted by our president Martyn Brabbins. We have lots of information on previous concerts accessed from our past concerts page.

For details of all our current concerts go to our concerts page. Members or prospective members, go to the rehearsals page for rehearsal details and other information. To navigate around this site either use the menu on the side panel, or go to the site map for more direct access to subordinate pages.

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