New Edinburgh Orchestra

Welcome to the New Edinburgh Orchestra web pages! We are a friendly amateur orchestra of around 50 players based in Edinburgh, Scotland and conducted by Tim Paxton. We are a member of Making Music: the National Federation of Music Societies.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings and perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire includes new music, including several works commissioned by the NEO, along with a variety of more familiar classical pieces.

Listen on youtube to a recording of the orchestra performing Elgar's violin concerto with Feargus Hetherington on 16 March 2013 (recorded by Finlay Hetherington)

Follow @NEOrchestra on twitter

We welcome enquiries from potential new members - players usually join for a trial period, and for some principal positions an audition may be required. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please contact:

Eleanor Robinson (string players) image to stop spammers

or Amy Isard (wind and brass players) image to stop spammers


Rehearsals restart on Tuesday 18 April 2017 for the concert on 24 June 2017


Next concert
Saturday 24 June 2017, 7.30pm
Inverleith St Serf's Church, 280 Ferry Road, Edinburgh (map)
Conductor: Tim Paxton
Brahms Tragic Overture
Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony no. 3
Beethoven Piano concerto no. 5 “Emperor”
Solo piano: James Willshire

Tickets (£10 full price, £7 concessions, £1 children) are available:


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Site last updated: 27 March 2017