National Symphony Orchestra

The NSO is one of the longest established and most versatile professional orchestras working in Great Britain today. It has a firmly established national and international reputation, with an impressive recorded legacy as well as a busy diary of live concert performances. The NSO is admired for both its versatility, its ability to communicate and to connect with audiences with virtuosity, commitment and passion.
The National Symphony Orchestra was founded in the 1940’s and immediately became a significant recording orchestra. From the 1980’s the reputation and standing of the orchestra surged forwards, successfully performing and recording for audiences in a dynamic range of genres: Classical, Film and TV scores, West End and Broadways Musicals, accompanying celebrated international singers, all of which it continues to do to this day.
Though based in London, the NSO performs throughout the United Kingdom, drawing its fine players from all round the country. The NSO prides itself on the huge audiences that regularly support its concerts. The orchestra has performed Opera Evenings with artistes such as Dame Kiri Ta Kanawa and Lesley Garrett.
The orchestra enjoys a special relationship with current chart-topping vocalists Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins who will co-headline the inaugural Bravo Cruise of the Performing Arts in Southampton.