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

View of auditoriumSeason 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.

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Tickets for individual concerts will be available here in September.

ADRIAN BROWN 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Sasha RoszdestvenskyAdrian BrownBerlioz 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.

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.

ProkofievMaunders Bacchanale Speaker symbol

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.’)

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’).

Centenary Chamber Music Events

Come and hear BSO musicians in different surroundings and in lighter repertoire. Socialise over interval drinks with BSO players and enjoy a different musical experience. Mark your diaries and make our Centenary part of your own celebrations!

Bromley Symphony Players

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 7.30
St Mary’s Church, College Road, Bromley, BR1 3QG

An elegant chamber orchestra programme including Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence

Bromley Symphony Wind Soloists

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 7.30
St George’s Church, Bickley Park Road, BR1 2BE

An enticingly varied concert, Mozart’s Serenade in Bb K361 and Richard Strauss’ Suite Op.4

Bromley Symphony String Soloists

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 4.00
Christ Church, Tudor Way, Petts Wood, BR5 1LH

Rich and enthralling chamber music, from Mozart to Mendelssohn

Bromley Symphony Players

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 7.30
St Mary’s Church, College Road, Bromley, BR1 3QG

An attractive chamber orchestra compilation, including Bridge’s Suite for Strings

Bromley Symphony Soloists

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 4.00
Christ Church, Tudor Way, Petts Wood, BR5 1LH

Help us to wrap up our Centenary year with a feather-light cream-tea-and-chamber-music concert, interval on the lawn!


Tickets on the door: Patrons may request two complimentary tickets for one concert.

Vacancies

Empty seatsWe 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.

Composition Competition

Composing with quillOur composition competition has now ended and the winner is:

Europa by Marco Muilwijk

This work was performed as part of our May 2019 concert.

We are very grateful to our adjudicator Paul Patterson for the many hours he donated to this project. 

The orchestra members voted for Bacchanal by James Maunders and we will perform this in March 2020. Proem by John Senter will be performed in our November 2019 concert.

We received more than 30 entries, thank you! We are very grateful for the considerable time and effort that went into preparing each of them.

The other shortlisted finalists were:

  • Bromleag by Robert Ely
  • Kent Invicta by Philip Steel

The rehearsal recordings made of each of the finalist’s works are below.

Europa by Marco Muilwijk

Bacchanal by James Maunders

Proem by John Senter

Bromleag by Robert Ely

Kent Invicta by Philip Steel

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