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We are sad to say goodbye to our conductor Ben Palmer who leaves us after 6 years with the baton. He has been instrumental in improving the standard of the orchestra, attracting new players, and putting on some great concerts. He leaves us to concentrate on his rapidly increasing professional work, including his post as Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, touring the UK with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Pilsen Philharmonic, and the Cinematic Sinfonia, as well as extensive UK tours with the CNSO.

From September 2018 we will welcome Robert Hodge as our new Musical Director. Robert is the Musical Director of the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, and in pursuit of his passion for educating the next generation of musicians, is currently the Musical Director of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra in London and Director of Music for the London Junior region of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. He also works at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) where he conducts the Sinfonia.

We are looking forward to working on a great programme of music with Robert next season.






The Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra is affiliated to and supported by Making Music and the Aylesbury Vale District Arts Council. It also acknowledges financial assistance from William Harding’s Charity and The Charles Pope Memorial Trust

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