WELCOME TO THE AYRSHIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

We are an amateur orchestra based in the beautiful South West of Scotland and hope our website inspires you to attend one of our fabulous concerts in the near future.

CONCERT DATES FOR 2017 / 2018

Children’s Concert

Sunday 3rd December 2017
at 4.15pm till 5.00pm
Ayr Town Hall

Christmas Concert
Monday 4th December 2017
at 7.30pm
Ayr Town Hall

Spring Concert
Sunday 18th March 2018
at 7.30pm
Ayr Town Hall

Tickets can be obtained from Ayr Guitar, 62 Alloway Street, Ayr, KA7 1SH. Tel: 01292 260001 Email: ayrguitar@email.com. They can also be obtained from Orchestra members or at the venue door.

 OUR CONDUCTOR IS JOHN L WILSON

John took up the baton with the ASO for the 1992/93 season.

He studied French Horn and pianoforte at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he worked under a number of eminent conductors.

His early orchestral experience was further enhanced while as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.

 OUR LEADER IS KATHLEEN TERRAS

Kathleen has played the violin since the age of 9, studying under both Wallace Galbraith and Warren Jacobs.

She has been a member of and has toured extensively with The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Strathclyde Schools Symphony Orchestra, The National Youth String Orchestra of Scotland and was a founder member of The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra.

HOW TO JOIN THE AYRSHIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The members of the Orchestra are mainly amateur players, though our number includes many who earn a living from music. We have members from a wide range of ages and from all walks of life. Players come from all over Ayrshire and beyond.

We warmly welcome new members throughout the String section. We also currently have places available within our Brass section for Trombone, Tuba, Bassoon and French Horn. Anyone wishing to join the orchestra should in the first instance contact our Secretary, Louise Barrett.