Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra

About Us

The newly reformed Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Ben Crick, has been specifically created to support northern musicians who have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

Our Vision

To be the leading cultural voice of the North and to make classical music accessible to everyone.

Our Patrons

When I was a boy in the ‘40s I was a fan of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, going to concerts sometimes twice a week. A lifetime later I am happy to be its Honorary Patron. Orchestras need fans. Come and listen.

Alan Bennett

An Orchestra for Yorkshire by Ian McMillan

Yorkshire is an endless symphony anyway

Light shining like brass in the morning air

Wind singing in the woods at the end of the day

With percussion on the beach as you stand and stare

Strings binding the past to the present

And so, here’s to the overture

Of the brand-new Y S O


Come and See Us

We will announce further 2022 performances soon.


St Georges Hall
29th April 2023


Halifax Piece Hall
Yorkshire Proms
10th September 2022

Grantley Hall

A Night Under the Stars
4th November 2022