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.

Season tickets

Empty concert hallSeason tickets for our 2019-20 season are now available. Season tickets secure your favourite seating area and save you money as they provide four concerts for the price of three. Tickets for individual concerts will be available here in September.

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Saturday 9th November 2019 at 19:30

ADRIAN BROWN 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Sasha RoszdestvenskyAdrian Brown

Berlioz Le Corsaire Overture Speaker symbol

Brahms Violin Concerto Speaker symbol
Soloist Sasha Rozhdestvensky

Senter Proem Speaker symbol

Sibelius Symphony No 5 Speaker symbol

To launch Adrian Brown’s 40th Season with Bromley Symphony Orchestra, the programme for our first concert is a repeat of Adrian’s first concert with us in 1980. Berlioz’s thrillingly vital overture Le Corsaire is followed by Brahms’ eloquent Violin Concerto, with Sasha Rozhdestvensky, one of the UK’s finest violinists, as soloist. The only departure from the 1980 concert is the glowing work Proem composed by John Senter, an old friend of Adrian’s, from our composers’ competition. We conclude this celebration with Sibelius’ expansive and aspirational Fifth Symphony.

Saturday 25th January 2020 at 19:30

TchaikovskyMozart Overture to The Magic Flute Speaker symbol

Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6 Speaker symbol

Tchaikovsky 3rd Orchestral Suite  Speaker symbol

Our second concert begins with Mozart’s effervescent Overture to the Magic Flute, followed by Vaughan Williams’ deeply felt Sixth Symphony. The programme concludes with Tchaikovsky’s vivid and lyrical Third Orchestral Suite.

Saturday 14th March 2020 at 19:30

Maunders Bacchanale Speaker symbolProkofiev

Music by Tippett and Prokofiev
Sine Nomine choir – musical director Jonny Davies

Tippett Double String Concerto Speaker symbol

Prokofiev Symphony No 5 Speaker symbol

The March concert opens with the Syrian-influenced Bacchanal by James Maunders (from our composers competition). This is followed by Tippett’s joyful Concerto for Double String  Orchestra, his most popular work, with hints of Bartók, folk idioms and the blues. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony concludes. (The composer: ‘a hymn to Man’s noble spirit – it filled my soul.’)

Saturday 16th May 2020 at 19:30

Sir Michael Tippett and Adrian BrownWagner Flying Dutchman Speaker symbol

Strauss Macbeth Speaker symbol

Patterson Orchestra on Parade!

Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 Speaker symbol

Wagner’s overture to The Flying Dutchman opens, followed by Richard Strauss’ first tone-poem (Macbeth) and Paul Patterson’s celebratory Orchestra On Parade! Our season finale is Mendelssohn’s irrepressibly tuneful Third Symphony (the ‘Scottish’).

Provisional concert dates for future seasons will be shown here when known.

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Vacancies

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We have a vacancy for a co-principal trombone. 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 trombone playing friends and contact us if interested.

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