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Scarborough Spa Orchestra

We are delighted to announce the return of the Legendary Scarborough Spa Orchestra who will be celebrating their 112th year - continuing a seaside tradition which dates back to 1912.

The Scarborough Spa Orchestra will be returning for their summer season, running from Sunday 4th August to Wednesday 25th September 2024.

The first concert of the season will be a morning concert on Sunday 4th August at 11am.

The Spa Orchestra was created in 1912 by Alick Maclean. This first ensemble of 35 professional musicians gave daily concerts in the Grand Hall and Sun Court. Concert programmes included music from the classical repertoire, Viennese waltzes, operettas, and popular songs of the day. This unique musical tradition has been continued by Musical Directors since Maclean including Max Jaffa between 1960 and 1986. 

2012 was Scarborough Spa Orchestra's centenary year. Now in its 112th year the current Orchestra has blended these time-honoured experiences with a range of innovations. 

Where else could you go to recline in a deck-chair, listen to world-class performances of music and look out across a sandy beach and to the sea? In the evening sit in the fabulous Grand Hall and, during the interval, meet members of the orchestra as you enjoy a drink and relax to the sound of the waves on the shore.

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