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.
Walton Violin Concerto
Soloist Ryo Koyama
The ‘victory through strife’ of Tchaikovsky’s iconic Fifth is probably the stand-out here, but Rawsthorne’s characterful Street Corner Overture opens the show, with Walton’s most luscious concerto (for violin) in the middle.
Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suites are a crowd- pleasing mix of Gallic charm, Provençal folksong and hits from The Pearl Fishers. This is followed by Debussy’s fleet-footed, subtle and alluring Jeux, and by Franck’s poignant and ultimately triumphant D Minor Symphony.
Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, Siegfried’s Funeral, Immolation Scene
Soloist Zoe South
A stormy sea-voyage from Riga to London inspired Wagner’s glorious Flying Dutchman Overture. Haydn’s elegant Symphony 85 ‘La Reine’ – Marie Antoinette’s favourite – intervenes before excerpts from his immortal Götterdämmerung where, as Wagner wrote, ‘imagination creates reality.’