On March 8th 2014 Pennine Sinfonia came together for the first time, uniting some of the region’s freelance musicians, students, retired professionals and educators in a day project, to perform challenging repertoire under expert direction, provide a networking event for like-minded music makers, and promote the vitality and excitement of live musical performance. The resultant concert was very well received (featured in local news and by Classic FM), and raised in excess of £400 for Jessie’s Fund, the York-based music therapy charity. The orchestra again came together later in 2014 to again raise money for Jessie's FUnd and complete its 2014 season.
Based on the success (and wonderful feedback) from the first season, on Saturday, May 30th 2015, at St Paul’s Hall, University Campus, Huddersfield, the orchestra will perform again. A one-day rehearsal will culminate in a concert at 7pm, and once again bring together invited musicians in an 80-piece symphony orchestra, celebrating both the 150th anniversary of Sibelius' birth and the life and work of the orchestra's founding Director Arthur Butterworth MBE.
Pennine Sinfonia is made up of some of the most exciting and dynamic instrumentalists in the country, from institutions such as the BBC Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music and Opera North amongst many others.
All proceeds from the concert will go directly to Jessie's Fund (registered charity 10415731)
- The Hebrides Overture
- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
- Italian Journey
- Arthur Butterworth (1926-2014)
- Fanfare for the Common Man
- Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
- Symphony No 2 in D
- Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)