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New to Orchestral Concerts?

Wed 20 Oct 2021

New to Orchestral Concerts?

Have you never been to an orchestral concert thinking they are not for you? Would you like to give one a try? Maybe you are not quite sure what to expect? Opera North are delighted to welcome anyone who’s new to orc.....Read more

We're back with a brand new Season for 2021-22

Tue 17 Aug 2021

We're back with a brand new Season for 2021-22

The Kirklees Concert Season returns to Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls in September with a spectacular new programme of orchestral, chamber and organ music… Tickets are on sale now (with subscription packages av.....Read more

Kirklees Concert Season 2021-22 Tickets Now on Sale

Thu 22 Jul 2021

Kirklees Concert Season 2021-22 Tickets Now on Sale

The Kirklees Concert Season is heading back to Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls in September with a spectacular new programme of orchestral, chamber and organ music. The sound of the Orchestra of Opera North wil.....Read more

Opera North's David Greed bids farewell to Kirklees

Thu 17 Feb 2022

Opera North's David Greed bids farewell to Kirklees

Leader of the Orchestra of Opera North since its inception in 1978, David Greed bids farewell to his loyal Kirklees Concert Season audience at two special events in Huddersfield and Dewsbury over the coming weeks. Now.....Read more

The Snail and the Whale with Live Orchestra

Mon 25 Oct 2021

The Snail and the Whale with Live Orchestra

If you're thinking about booking a family treat this Christmas, how about experiencing the wonder of storytelling and live music with 'The Snail and the Whale' and 'Stick Man' which will be shown on the big screen at Hud.....Read more

Huddersfield world premiere for Kirklees Concert Season

Wed 29 Sep 2021

Huddersfield world premiere for Kirklees Concert Season

After a joyful reception for the Orchestra of Opera North’s first concert at Huddersfield Town Hall in over a year and a half, the Kirklees Concert Season continues on 7 October with a world premiere, and works by Mendel.....Read more

Taster of world premiere at Huddersfield Town Hall this week

Tue 05 Oct 2021

Taster of world premiere at Huddersfield Town Hall this week

This Thursday, 7 October at 7.30 pm, Opera North’s Principal Guest Conductor Antony Hermus leads the world premiere of Gresley, a Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra by acclaimed British composer Benjamin Ellin. .....Read more

Pictures at an Exhibition: Opera North: An Ideal Starter Concert

Mon 22 Nov 2021

Pictures at an Exhibition: Opera North: An Ideal Starter Concert

If you've never been to an orchestral concert, thinking that they are not for you, but would like to give one a try, the perfect concert is coming up for anyone who might be attending an orchestral concert for the first.....Read more

Kirklees Concert Season Festive Concerts

Mon 29 Nov 2021

Kirklees Concert Season Festive Concerts

There’s nothing quite like Christmas music to invoke the spirit of the season. From brass bands and youth choirs to animation with a full live orchestra – the Kirklees Concert Season includes something for everyone! T.....Read more

Blow away the cobwebs with Beethoven's Fifth

Wed 12 Jan 2022

Blow away the cobwebs with Beethoven's Fifth

The Orchestra of Opera North's first Kirklees Concert of 2022 offers a blazing start to the New Year on Thursday 27 January. Conductor and pianist Howard Shelley, who has made acclaimed recordings of all of Beethoven’.....Read more

Kirklees Artists' Survey

Fri 10 Dec 2021

Kirklees Artists' Survey

Creative Scene is working with Beam and West Yorkshire Print Workshop to gather opinions, ideas and demand from artists and creative people - tell us what will help make your practice take off in 2022. Get your respo.....Read more

Samh releases

Tue 19 Oct 2021

Samh releases "Fat Of The Apple"

Kirklees-based band Samh release “Fat of the Apple” on Saving Grace Music. The band have steadily been building up a cult-like following .. receiving radio support from local stations & blogs to national outlets like B.....Read more

Holmfirth Arts Festival 2021 will be live outdoor event in Sept

Mon 12 Jul 2021

Holmfirth Arts Festival 2021 will be live outdoor event in Sept

Holmfirth Arts Festival will be back on the streets and in the venues of Holmfirth for 2021. The weekend of culture, art and performance, planned for 17-19 September, will feature Holmfirth born comedian Kieran Hodgson;.....Read more

Inaugural Steve Sykes Commission for New Music 2021

Tue 24 Aug 2021

Inaugural Steve Sykes Commission for New Music 2021

Portugal based Holmfirth-born musician has bagged Holmfirth Arts Festival’s inaugural Steve Sykes Commission for new music. Tom Holman-Sheard, who originally comes from Holmfirth, who interviewed for the role over Zoom.....Read more

Holmfirth Arts Festival is back as a live event for 2021

Fri 03 Sep 2021

Holmfirth Arts Festival is back as a live event for 2021

Holmfirth Arts Festival will return as a live event on the streets of Holmfirth and in its venues, from 17-19 September 2021. With something for all ages including a contemporary circus company with an extraordinary aer.....Read more

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