The Teesside Symphony Orchestra has been making music for over fifty years. It is an amateur orchestra whose members meet weekly to prepare and perform two programmes of symphonic music each year at venues across the Tees Valley.
Concerts often feature local soloists including, in April 2016, James Chen, the 12-year-old piano prodigy from Stockton-on-Tees, who performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No 17 in G major to a sell-out audience in Stokesley and Middlesbrough-born violinist Miranda Dale, who performed the Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 at Teesside University and at the inaugural orchestra concert at the superb Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn in November 2015.
This season's soloist in the Weber Bassoon Concerto is Carole Allott, the orchestra's principal bassoon, who lives and works in Hartlepool. The orchestra is led by Helen Brown and conducted by Christopher Haigh.