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Centenary Chamber Music Events

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

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

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

Rich and enthralling chamber music, from Mendelssohn to Elgar

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

An attractive chamber orchestra compilation, including Suk’s lyrical Serenade 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!

£6 tickets on the door: Patrons may select two tickets for one concert for free.

Special £20 season tickets available for all five concerts on the Season Tickets page.

Garden party

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Start time: 17 Jun 2018 - 12:00 to 18:00Location: Bowden Glen, Hodsoll Street, Wrotham TN15 7LH

Garden party

For all Orchestra members, their partners & children and friends of the Orchestra.

Frank will provide the meat for the BBQ, and would welcome contributions of any of the following:

Savoury dishes - e.g. quiches, flans,
Salads of all sorts - e.g. potato, rice, pasta, green, bean etc.
Puddings of all sorts
Please also bring drinks - wines, beers, fruit juices, soft drinks etc.

Please contact Paul in advance so that we can make some attempt to coordinate food contribution.

We will have several garden tables and chairs dotted around the garden, however, if you have folding garden chairs or tables that easily fit into your car, these will be useful.  There will be an air rifle shooting competition to shoot a metal squirrel although if you bag a real one Frank would be grateful as they ruin his garden!!

If you have any items that you can contribute as raffle prizes (booze, books, CD's, plants/seedlings, unwanted gifts, etc.), these will be most welcome.

Saturday 18th May 2019 at 19:45

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Centenary Finale

Works will include:

Winning Work in our Centenary Composers' Competition

Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor
with The BYMT Adult Choir
Soloists Janice Watson, John Upperton, Tristan Hambleton, Nicola Ihnatowicz  

The winning work in our Centenary Composers Competition opens our concert and Beethoven’s tumultuous and transcendent final symphony brings our Centenary season to a glorious end.

Saturday 16th March 2019 at 19:45

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Elgar Cockaigne Overture 

Reed Symphony for Strings 

Strauss Ein Heldenleben  

Elgar’s rollicking recreation of Edwardian London leads into the tuneful Symphony for Strings by his friend, the long-term LSO leader and Bromley Symphony conductor William (‘Billy’) Reed.  Ein Heldenleben, Strauss’ autobiographical, lavishly romantic and richly-textured tone poem, showcases our own leader, Andrew Laing, in the second half.

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 19:45

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Mozart Symphony No 32 in G Major  

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C major  
    Soloist John Lill

Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major  

Mozart’s small-but-perfectly-formed Symphony 32 precedes the internationally renowned John Lill, who joins us in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Then, Mahler’s monumental First Symphony (the ‘Titan’), which exemplifies his comment: ‘To write a symphony is, for me, to construct a world.’

Saturday 10th November 2018 at 19:45

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Armistice Centenary Concert

Brahms Tragic Overture 

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad 

Ravel Piano Concerto for Left Hand 
     Soloist Nicholas McCarthy

Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat major  

In our Armistice Centenary concert, Brahms’ arresting Tragic Overture is followed by Butterworth’s nostalgically lyrical ‘A Shropshire Lad’, written in the shadow of WWI. Ravel’s jazzy and virtuosic Concerto for the Left Hand follows - commissioned by a pianist who lost an arm in the conflict. After the interval we present Elgar’s Second Symphony, composed, as he put it, ‘at fever heat’, one of his most impassioned, intense, and inspiring works.

Audience Survey

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We are currently running a survey of our audience members. If you attend the March 2018 concert your opinion would be greatly appreciated. The survey closes on 31st March.

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