The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra is recognised as one of the nation’s leading voluntary symphony orchestras and has been a major feature of the city’s cultural landscape for 130 years.
Under its award winning musical director, Andrew Penny, the orchestra continues to develop, commissioning new music, performing adventurous pieces and successfully tacking some of the most challenging works of the classical repertoire.
Performing a regular season of concerts in Hull’s magnificent City Hall, the orchestra has a history of attracting world-renowned conductors and artists including national figures such as Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms.
It has a track record of offering a platform to emerging talent through opportunities for performance and provision of bursaries through the Hull Philharmonic Trust and many of these musicians have gone on to have distinguished international careers.
The orchestra is committed to developing its relationship with the community and encouraging the next generation of concert goers. Sounding the Deep provides the ideal opportunity to reach out to a new audience and involve musicians and artists from the wider cultural scene, as well as helping to draw attention to the unique qualities of the Hull and its maritime-related innovation.