As ever, the coming season with WLS will be a time to revel in well-known favourites and to become acquainted with works less familiar. The programme presents seven concerts crafted around themes chosen to encompass a wonderful array of music: some expressing homage to anniversaries, in the case of the commemoration of Magna Carta’s 800th year, or the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016; some designed with a particular audience in mind, such as the forever-popular Children’s Christmas Concert, and the brilliantly thrilling selection of movie greats planned for an unmissable Film Night. Then there are evenings of complete contrast, sublime music for both large and small orchestra – the emotional grandeur of Bruckner’s 4th symphony, but also the supreme inventiveness and energy of Mozart’s “Prague” symphony no 38. And to complete the picture, we present performances of concerti for trumpet, violin and cello, organ, and flute by extremely talented performers from the orchestra and our guest soloists.
West London Sinfonia is an amateur orchestra with ambition and passion. Our players, many of whom work in music or music education, come from all over London. Most of our players have non-music day jobs, but for all of us, making music is an important part of our lives. We perform a wide programme of music with a concentration on larger orchestral works from the 19th (especially late 19th) and early 20th centuries. We regularly perform with world class soloists, and we are fortunate to have Philip Hesketh as our musical director and Iwona Boesche as our leader.
Join West London Sinfonia
If you’re looking to join a friendly and ambitious orchestra, we are always on the look-out for string players (especially in the violin and viola sections). If you’d like to inquire just complete the form on our contact page, and Lydia our membership secretary will contact you immediately.
Come to a performance
To enjoy a great evening of high quality classical music, please look through our season programme. You can buy tickets for any of our concerts online.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
WLS's refreshing take on Bruckner 8: What needs to be said is what a great orchestra the West London Sinfonia is. It has amongst its numbers some exceptional players – there was magnificent horn playing in this performance, woodwind solos of high quality, and the sound the full ensemble achieved in the shattering climaxes of this work was glorious.