SUFFOLK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Leslie Olive founded the fully professional Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012, and launched it in St Edmundsbury Cathedral as part of the 2012 Bury Festival.
Sharing players with the big name London orchestras, SPO playing standards are very high. Concerts often sell out, and feedback from knowledgeable commentators is enthusiastic.
Leslie Olive has conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, the Philharmonia, the English Chamber Orchestra, in repertoire from Mozart to Britten.
He has conducted in venues including London's South Bank Centre and Barbican Concert Hall, and in regional venues including St Albans City Hall, The Hawth, Crawley, Dorking Halls, Snape Maltings, and many cathedrals including Manchester, Peterborough, Ely, Wells, and many more.