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.
ADRIAN BROWN 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
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.
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.
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.’)
Patterson Orchestra on Parade!
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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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.