The orchestra

Welcome to WSO

Although founded under its present name in 1973, the Wandsworth Symphony Orchestra can trace its history back to a group which met at the Putney Literary Institute in 1918.

It is now a major group for the performance of post-classical era works which give interest to every section of the orchestra. It is a society for fluent and advanced amateur players with the services of two professional musicians.

During the autumn of 2013, we are launching a search to appoint early in 2014 a new Musical Director and Conductor. We have received many applications for the role and look forward to making an announcement about the outcome in due course.

Over the past three years WSO has been pleased to rehearse and perform works by living composers and, in 2008, gave a concert which included some additional players from the borough's Saturday Music Schools. This new activity will be taken up in alternate years, to contrast with the Wandsworth Piano Competition, sponsored by A Hanna and Sons Pianos, which offers the winner a concert performance of a concerto with the orchestra. WSO receives a grant-in-aid from the borough Arts Department.

Click here for details of concerts and players.

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