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.
Bartók Piano Concerto No 3
Soloist Rustam Khanmurzin
Our season opens with Beethoven at his grandest – Leonora Overture No. 3 – followed by Beethoven at his most intimate – his wind octet. Then the gifted Rustam Khanmurzin plays the folksong inspired Third Concerto for piano by Bartók. Mendelssohn’s scintillating Scottish symphony wraps up the concert with a Celtic flourish!
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Soloist Emily Davis
Peter Longworth In the golden sky, the swallows turn
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.)
Horovitz Concerto for Euphonium
Soloist Robbie Henderson
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.
Korngold Violin Concerto
Soloist Callum Smart
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?
Note: This is an additional concert to our regular seaon – more details nearer the time
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.