This season West London Sinfonia covers a wide spectrum of musical genres from the classical Beethoven’s Triple Concerto to modern works by William Lloyd Webber and a UK premiѐre of a dramatic piece by Krassimir Taskov. Within this diverse and exciting programme we have included symphonies unabashedly loved by audiences: Brahms’s sublime 4th, Tchaikovsky’s heart-breakingly profound 6th “Pathétique”, Shostakovich’s bombastic 11th and the ever-favourite and achingly beautiful Mahler’s 1st. This season still has two extremely well-loved concerti in store. We are looking forward to working again with star cellist, Corinne Morris in the hauntingly emotional Elgar Cello Concerto, and who will be able to resist coming to hear Mengyang Pan perform Tchaikovsky’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 1?
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, and 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.