2016/17 Programme

Our provisional programme for 2016/17 can be viewed on our Concerts page. Highlights include Sibelius’ 5th Symphony, Fanfare for the Common Man, a live performance with screening of The Battle of the Somme (as part of Somme100), Mahler’s 5th Symphony, Strauss’ Alpine Symphony and Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

While the information is accurate at time of publishing, we are still ironing out some details of the programme, so if you are interested in coming to one of our concerts check back again nearer the time to confirm the details. You can sign up to our newsletter by writing to to be kept informed.

Who we are

The ESO is an independent voluntary orchestra based in West London usually giving around five main concerts a year. We try to do something in most concerts which is a bit out of the ordinary, without forgetting that players and audiences come to enjoy themselves, so there are plenty of popular classics as well as some fine music you may not know already. Our concert programmes pages should give you an idea of what we’re about. To find out more about the orchestra, see About us. Our conductor is John Gibbons, now well-known in both the professional and amateur worlds.


We are always happy to hear from good amateur string players. Find out more on our Join us page.