96th CONCERT SEASON

2017/2018 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester – Programmes subject to change Saturday 25th November 2017, 7.30pm LEGACY OF A MAESTRO A programme of pieces to commemorate 50 years since the death of Sir Malcolm Sargent, founder of the Leicester Symphony...

Arthur Thornley

Arthur Thornley (1905 – 1977): was a mainstay of the Leicester Symphony Orchestra for almost 50 years. His leadership and determination carried the LSO through the 1930s, the war and the post-war years. Such were the difficulties in these decades, it is fair to...

George Robert Tebbs

George Robert TEBBS (1871 – 1923) was a modest man at the centre of music making in Leicester in the decade before the Leicester Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1922. He was the much loved founder of the De Montfort Orchestra, Leicester’s first full symphony...

Grace Burrows

Grace Burrows (1893–1981) was an accomplished violinist at the forefront of performing and teaching in Leicester for 30 years. She played a central role in setting up and running Leicester Symphony Orchestra (LSO) which she led for 20 years. She actively promoted the...

95th CONCERT SEASON

2016/2017 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester (except 1 October 2016) Saturday 1 October 2016, 7.30pm Leicester Cathedral THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME Conductor: John Andrews Music by Laura Rossi After being commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to write a score for the...