Welcome to Exeter Symphony Orchestra


We are delighted and very excited to announce that we will be holding an open air concert of classical favourites in the grounds of Poltimore House on the afternoon of July 24th.  Bring your chairs, umbrellas, picnics and join in the fun! Refreshments will also be available from the Poltimore cafe. Tickets on sale from May 24th. (please click link above) and more information will follow.

We are an amateur, member-led group,  and a leading symphony orchestra in the City of Exeter. We have recently appointed a new conductor, Arturo Serna, following Brian Northcott's retirement after 15 years of service. The members are involved in choosing and developing the musical programme for each year, which we hope is a balance between true classics and also more modern and perhaps lesser known pieces.

The orchestra is composed of people with very different musical backgrounds and interests, who simply enjoy the fun and camaraderie of playing in the ensemble. They do, though, all have in common a true love of ESO combined with a genuine desire to see the orchestra excel in its performances, reach out to the City and play a significant part in the culture and life of Devon’s capital. As we like to say, ESO plays in the heart of Exeter!

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