The Orchestra

Leeds Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1890, and gave its first concert on 30th November 1891. It has had a continuous existence since then, making it one of the oldest established amateur orchestras in the United Kingdom.
For the first eighty years of its life, Leeds Symphony Orchestra had ten conductors, though four of these served only a year each during the First World War. Of these conductors, Harold Mason was in post for the longest, from 1920 – 1948.  The present conductor Martin Binks is in his forty-seventh season.

The orchestra gives regular performances in Headingley, Horsforth, Wetherby and Knaresborough.

For playing membenew-lso1rs of LSO, a basic standard of Grade VIII is required. If you would like to audition, please contact us.