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Introducing SÓN, Southampton’s new professional orchestra

A film of concert highlights, rehearsal footage and interviews, to introduce SÓN — Southampton’s new professional orchestra directed by Robin Browning — during their launch concert ‘Sibelius Unwrapped’ at Turner Sims concert hall in November 2015.

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Robin Browning talks about SÓN and its Beethoven project

Conductor Robin Browning talks about his chamber orchestra SÓN and its Beethoven cycle in collaboration with pianist John Lill, performing the composer’s final three concerti alongside his best-loved symphonies.

Video contains extracts from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and 3rd Piano Concerto.

Robin Browning – conductor
John Lill – piano
Turner Sims, Southampton, UK
January 2018

Sibelius: Impromptu for Strings

Robin Browning conducts Sibelius’s little-known ‘Impromptu for Strings’, filmed live at the launch concert of his chamber orchestra SÓN, in November 2015.

Robin Browning conducts Sibelius in rehearsal & concert

Footage of conductor Robin Browning and his chamber orchestra SÓN as they rehearse for and present their debut concert in November 2015, with a programme celebrating Sibelius in his 150th year.

Mendelssohn: Three pieces from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Robin Browning conducts the Havant Chamber Orchestra in the ‘Intermezzo’, ‘Nocturne’ and ‘Scherzo’ from Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, live in concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, in February 2015.

Grieg: ‘Solveig’s Song’ from Peer Gynt

Robin Browning conducts the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Edvard Grieg’s ‘Solveig’s Song’ in collaboration with author-illustrator-performer James Mayhew in November 2014, filmed as part of the highly-successful series of Family Concerts at the Weston Auditorium, University of Hertforshire.

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