These pages contain programmes and recordings of most of our recent performances. In addition, a list of every piece we have performed since 1960 is on the repertoire page and a history of the orchestra is on the about page.

Many of the sound recordings in this archive were recorded by students on the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey, for which we are very grateful. Note that explicit approval is required for any photography or recordings, since we must have the consent of everyone involved and pay any extra fees incurred.

Click the programme covers to download the complete programme in PDF format. You can use a browser plugin such as Video & Audio Downloader to download audio and video recordings (start playing the recording to make it appear in the list).

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Saturday 11th May 2024 at 19:30

Programme May 2024

WagnerWagner Flying Dutchman Overture Speaker symbol

Haydn Symphony 85 La Reine Speaker symbol

Wagner Götterdämmerung Speaker symbol Speaker symbol Speaker symbol
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.’

Saturday 9th March 2024 at 19:30

Programme March 2024

Franck and Eiffel TowerFranck Symphonie in D minor Speaker symbol

Debussy Jeux Speaker symbol

Bizet L’Arlésienne Speaker symbol
    Suite No. 1, Op. 23 (1872)
        I. Ouverture
        IV. Carillon
    Suite No. 2 (1879: by Bizet, arranged by Guiraud)
        I. Pastorale
        II. Intermezzo
        IV. Farandole

Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suites are a crowd- pleasing mix of Gallic charm, Provençal folksong and hits from The Pearl Fishers. They follow Debussy’s fleet-footed, subtle and alluring Jeux, and Franck’s poignant and ultimately triumphant D Minor Symphony.

Saturday 20th January 2024 at 19:30

Programme January 2024Tchaikovsky in snowy sceneRawsthorne Street Corner Overture Speaker symbol

Walton Violin Concerto Speaker symbol
    Soloist Ryo Koyama

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 Speaker symbol

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.


Walton, Rawsthorne Rehearsal

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Saturday 11th November 2023 at 19:30

Programme November 2023Prague and DvorakBerlioz Béatrice et Bénédict Speaker symbol

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 Speaker symbol
    Soloist Rustam Khanmurzin

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Speaker symbol

Dvořák Symphony No. 5 Speaker symbol

An evening of wonderfully varied textures, with Berlioz’s effervescent Béatrice et Bénédict balanced by Rachmaninov’s jazz-influenced Fourth Piano Concerto and Debussy’s languorous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Dvořák’s tuneful Fifth Symphony forms the finale.

Saturday 13th May 2023 at 19:30

Programme May 2023Michael Foyle with violinDvořák Scherzo Capriccioso Speaker symbol

Delius Violin Concerto Speaker symbol
    Soloist: Michael Foyle

Sibelius Symphony 6 Speaker symbol

Sibelius Karelia Suite Speaker symbol

Dvořák’s Scherzo Capriccioso, Delius’ sunny violin concerto, and Sibelius’ masterful Sixth form our season finale – with ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourite Karelia Suite as encore.

This season’s concerts are supported by the generosity of the ESG Robinson Charitable Trust.

Dvořák Scherzo Capriccioso

Delius Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony 6

Sibelius Karelia Suite

Saturday 11th March 2023 at 19:30

Programme March 2023Bust of BeethovenBeethoven  Symphony 6 ‘Pastorale’ Speaker symbol

Steel  Kent Invicta Speaker symbol

Tchaikovsky  Francesca da Rimini Speaker symbol

In our third concert, Beethoven’s beloved Sixth (‘Pastorale’) Symphony is preceded by the final work from our composition competition, and by Tchaikovsky’s lusciously romantic symphonic fantasy – Francesca da Rimini.

This season’s concerts are supported by the generosity of the ESG Robinson Charitable Trust.

Saturday 21st January 2023 at 19:30

Programme January 2023Amy Yule with fluteReinecke Flute Concerto Speaker symbol
    Soloist Amy Yule

Mahler Symphony 6  Speaker symbol

Mahler’s awe-inspiring Sixth – of which Berg wrote, ‘There is only one Sixth, Beethoven’s notwithstanding’ – forms the backbone of our second concert. The brilliant Amy Yule, principal flute in the Hallé, is showcased in the Brahmsian Reinecke flute concerto.

This season’s concerts are supported by the generosity of the ESG Robinson Charitable Trust.

Saturday 12th November 2022 at 19:30

Programme November 2022Vaughan Williams with Scott of the Antarctic posterSmyth The Wreckers Speaker symbol

Elgar Cello Concerto Speaker symbol
Soloist Alice McVeigh
Conductor Simon McVeigh

Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antartica Speaker symbol
Celebrating 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth

In honour of Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary, his atmospheric and monumental Sinfonia Antartica features for November. Elgar’s immortal cello concerto will be performed by Alice McVeigh, herself celebrating 40 years leading our cello section. Smyth’s dramatic overture opens this intensely English concert.

Supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable TrustVaughan Williams Charitable Trust



Saturday 11th June 2022 at 17:30

Programme June 2022

As a bonus, our children’s concert features Rossini’s lively “William Tell” overture, themes from the Harry Potter films, and Paul Patterson’s clever and winningly dramatic Red Riding Hood.

Note: This is an additional concert, outside our regular seaon. Tickets for this concert cost £5 for under 18s, £15 for adults.

Saturday 14th May 2022 at 19:30

Programme May 2022

Our final concert of the 2021/22 season 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?

Adrian Brown interviewed about this concert on BBC radio – excerpt from The Dominic King Show 12th May 2022

Saturday 12th March 2022 at 19:30

Programme March 2022Nicolai Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor Speaker symbol

Horovitz Concerto for Euphonium Speaker symbol
    Soloist Robbie Henderson

Mendelssohn Overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream Speaker symbol

Bruckner Symphony No 6 Speaker symbol

In our third concert, Horovitz’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.

Saturday 22nd January 2022 at 19:30

Programme Jan 2022Vaughan Williams Wasps Overture Speaker symbol

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Speaker symbol
Peter Longworth In the golden sky, the swallows turn
    Soloist Emily Davis

Vaughan Williams English Folk Suite Speaker symbol

Bax Symphony No 6 Speaker symbol

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.)

Saturday 13th November 2021 at 19:30

Programme Nov 2021Rustam KhanmurzinBeethoven Overture Leonora No 3 Speaker symbol

Beethoven Octet for Wind Speaker symbol

Bartók Piano Concerto No 3
    Soloist Rustam Khanmurzin

Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony Speaker symbol

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!

Saturday 17th July 2021, 17:30 and 20:00

Programme Jul 2021Janice WatsonWagner Die Meistersinger Overture Speaker symbol

Elgar Sea Pictures Speaker symbol
    Soloist Janice Watson

Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C Minor Speaker symbol

Socially-distanced concert with two performances in one day so as many of you can attend as possible. Tickets (for these concerts only) are priced at £15 (under 18s free but they need to “buy” a ticket).  Please note that no refreshments will be served and there will be no interval.

Saturday 14th March 2020 at 19:30

Programme Mar 2020Prokofiev

Maunders Bacchanale Speaker symbol
Tippett Five Spirituals and The Weeping Babe Speaker symbol
     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 Florence Anna 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.’)

Maunders – Bacchanale

Saturday 25th January 2020 at 19:30

Programme Nov 2019TchaikovskyMozart 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.


Vaughan Williams

Tchaikovsky Mov 1

Tchaikovsky Mov 2

Tchaikovsky Mov 3

Tchaikovsky Mov 4 (partial)

Saturday 9th November 2019 at 19:30


Programme Nov 2019Adrian Brown

Berlioz Le Corsaire Overture Speaker symbol
Brahms Violin Concerto Speaker symbol
Soloist Michael Foyle

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 Michael Foyle, 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.

Saturday 18th May 2019 at 19:45

Centenary FinaleProgramme May 2019Beethoven

National Anthem (arr. Britten)

Parry Blest Pair of Sirens Speaker symbol

Muilwijk Europa  Speaker symbol (The winning work in our Centenary Composers’ Competition)

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

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

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9

Saturday 16th March 2019 at 19:45

Programme March 2019Richard Strauss
Cockaigne Overture Speaker symbol

Reed Symphony for Strings

Strauss Ein Heldenleben  Speaker symbol

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.

Reed – Symphony for Strings

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 19:45

Programme Jan 2019John LillMozart Symphony No 32 in G Major  Speaker symbol

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.’

Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major