Our next concert is on Saturday 4th December, 7.30 pm, in Lancaster University Great Hall, with Jonny Lo conducting. Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream and also his Violin Concerto. Tickets will be available soon.
The orchestra met in July 2021 but socially distanced and sadly without an audience. We met four times. We made a video of our playing, along with comments from our Chairman and some of our players, about what orchestral music means to them. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/l0AdrFP2_os
The Haffner Orchestra is Lancaster’s symphony orchestra, comprising amateur players and local professionals drawn from across the North West. Sometimes there are as many as 70 of us on the stage, and audiences often number 450 or 500. People frequently tell us they are amazed and delighted by the wonderful music, and often people take us for a professional orchestra. We do lots of music apart from our three concerts a year, and try to reach people who think classical music isn't for them. Concerts take place in Lancaster's Ashton Hall (Town Hall, Dalton Square), and the Great Hall at Lancaster University.