Devon Philharmonic Orchestra: Autumn Concert

Saturday 20th November 2021 at 19:30

Devon Philharmonic Orchestra Ι Autumn Concert

Devon Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the South West’s leading symphony orchestras. Musical Director Leo Geyer is an inspiring professional conductor based in London. The orchestra gives three major concerts each season, often involving professional soloists and local choirs, and in addition contributes to the musical life of Exeter with events such as chamber concerts and collaborations with other organisations.

The Programme

Devon Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Exeter Cathedral under the baton of Leo Geyer for a fabulous evening of music featuring Rossini’s Overture to The Thieving Magpie and Holst’s The Planets Suite.

Planets Suite Holst

Theiving Magpie Rossini

Conductor: Leo Geyer
Leader: Clare Smith


All seats are reserved with the exception of the side aisle seats

  • Tickets at £19 (Front Nave) reserved
  • Tickets at £16 (Middle Nave) reserved
  • Tickets at £14 (Rear Nave) reserved
  • Tickets at £12 (Side Aisle) unreserved

Tickets are available at, through the orchestra’s website or on the door.

Doors open at 18:45, concert begins at 19:30

About Devon Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra was founded in 1967 as the Exeter Music Group, and since that time has grown to the full-scale symphony orchestra which exists today. In 2019, the orchestra relaunched as the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra, to reflect its more contemporary style and approach. ​

DPO is proud to support local charities, and to provide opportunities for younger musicians to join us at open rehearsals. In May 2019, under its previous name, EMG was awarded the Lord Mayor of Exeter’s Commendation for its services to charity and the wider community over many years

Music Director

Leo Geyer is a young composer and conductor with a passion for imaginative, daring and dramatic approaches to music-making, encompassing new compositions, cross-disciplinary collaborations and reimaginings of existing music. Leo has received various accolades for composition, most recently being awarded the Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize. He has received particular praise for his stage works, including the opera The Mermaid of Zennor,described by The Times as “imaginative and beautifully shaped”. Leo’s music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and a recent recording of his solo violin composition Guarea has been viewed over 70,00 times online.

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