Bromley Symphony Orchestra is a large, friendly, successful amateur orchestra based in south London with a reputation for interesting concerts of almost professional standard. We welcome applications from new members, patrons and helpers.

Saturday 22nd January 2022 at 19:30

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Vaughan Williams Wasps Overture Speaker symbol

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Speaker symbol
    Soloist Emily Davis

Peter Longworth In the golden sky, the swallows turn

Bax Symphony No 6 Speaker symbol

Redolent of the glories of the English countryside, our second concert begins with Vaughan Williams’ glittering “Wasps” Overture. We then feature the wonderful Emily Davis in the much-loved Lark Ascending (and in Longworths’ delicate tribute to the same). Bax’s gloriously powerful Sixth Symphony encompasses the second half. (“The work marches irrevocably from point to point with the inevitability of mastery.” – its first review.)

Saturday 12th Mar 2022

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Nicolai Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor Speaker symbol

Horovitz Concerto for Euphonium Speaker symbol
    Soloist Robbie Henderson

Mendelssohn Overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream Speaker symbol

Bruckner Symphony No 6 Speaker symbol

In our third concert, Horowitz’s virtuosic yet engaging Concerto for Euphonium (with rising star Robbie Henderson) is framed by two overtures: Nicholai’s jovial Merry Wives of Windsor and Mendelssohn’s irresistible Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Bruckner’s shortest and perhaps most classical symphony completes the concert.

Saturday 14th May 2022

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Respighi Fountains of Rome  Speaker symbol

Robert Ely Bromleag  Speaker symbol

Korngold Violin Concerto  Speaker symbol
    Soloist Callum Smart

Dvořák Symphony No 9 (New World)  Speaker symbol

Our final concert represents catnip for romantics: Respighi’s Fountains of Rome is followed by a ten- minute work by a finalist in our composers’ competition (Robert Ely). Afterwards, the prizewinning Callum Smart delivers Korngold’s rhapsodic violin concerto. What could possibly follow that, except for Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony?

Provisional future concert dates for your diary

Sunday 12th June 2022 (time to be confirmed)

CHILDREN’S CONCERT

Rossini William Tell Overture Speaker symbol

Patterson Red Riding Hood Speaker symbol

Williams Harry Potter Speaker symbol

Note: This is an additional concert to our regular seaon – more details nearer the time

Vacancies

Empty seats We have a vacancy for a principal trumpet. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings in Bromley. Positions like these with an excellent non-professional orchestra don’t come up very often so please tell your trumpet playing friends and contact us if interested.

We also have vacancies for harps. Most other instruments have a waiting list.