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Minutes of BSO committee meeting 12.03.19

March 19th 2019

Please find attached the minutes of last Tuesday's committee meeting. Caroline ...Continue Reading

FW: Stringers London

March 19th 2019

For the string players From: London <Lon[1]> Sent: 19 March 2019 10:49 To: chai[2] Subject: Stringers London Dear Mr Jenner, I am writing to introduce Stringers to the Bromley Symphony Orchestra. Stringers is one of the UK’s longest established and most respected musical instrument dealers, supplying violins, violas, cellos and bows of all levels and offering the highest standard in repair and restoration. I am attaching our latest br ...Continue Reading

From Adrian

March 17th 2019

Thank you all for last night's concert. Great to be back with our appreciative public! Well done Andy. Thought Reed went well and good to do. Wonderful warm reception for my work and your work. See you all at rehearsals. Thanks again. Adrian. Get [1]Outlook for Android [1] ...Continue Reading

All music now accounted for

March 17th 2019

Missing music

March 17th 2019

I am missing: 1 viola Heldenleben part Please let me know by email if you or any of your relatives have this part. Also: please try and repair any parts which are disintegrating before they are hurled onto the Grey Suitcase Music Mountain. It saves me having to locate the correct sheets and re-assemble the parts. I'm sure it would make your music practice easier too. If you don't have the confidence to tape up music parts, please bring them in for a taping session one Monday. Bring in Chris ...Continue Reading

2019/2020 Season

March 13th 2019

Dear All, The programme for next season is: November: Berlioz, La Corsaire Brahms, Violin Concerto (Possible Soloist Sasha Rozhdestvensky) Senter, Proem Sibelius Symphony 5 January: Mozart, Magic Flute Vaughan Williams, Symphony 6 Tchaikovsky, 3rd Orchestral Suite March: Maunders, Bacchanal Tippet, Double String Concerto Prokofiev Symphony 5 A piece to be confirmed with Sine Domine (Unaccompanied) May: Wagner, Flying Dutchman Verdi, Macbeth M ...Continue Reading

Concert 18th May

March 11th 2019

Dear All, Please find attached the rehearsal schedule for the May Concert. Paul ...Continue Reading

BSO Concert Reminder for Saturday March 16th

March 4th 2019

This is a reminder that the third concert of our 2018-19 Centenary season is on Saturday 16th March at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts BR3 3BP. In our third concert, 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, i ...Continue Reading

Seeking violins and violas for concert on Saturday 9 March

February 28th 2019

Hi all, Harmony Sinfonia (based in Blackheath) are seeking some extra violins and violas to help swell the ranks for our forthcoming concert on Saturday 9 March. It is an International Women's Day concert: rep is Florence Price Symphony no 1, Ruth Gipps Horn Concerto and Lili Boulanger's d'un soir triste and d'un matin de printemps. Rehearsal on the day 1pm-4pm and concert at 5pm. If you are interested and able to help, please drop me a line on shar[1] Thanks!Sharon (4th flu ...Continue Reading

BSO February 25th

February 17th 2019

The schedule is for Strauss all evening. However it has been suggested that we should spend more time on the Reed so we will tuck in a rehearsal of the first movement of the Reed towards the end of the rehearsal. You will therefore need parts for both the Monday and Tuesday evenings of the Reed. Thanks, Adrian Sent from [1] Mail for Windows 10 [1] ...Continue Reading

BSO Centenary Reception 26 May 2019

February 15th 2019

Dear all You will recall we canvassed everyone’s views a while back on holding a reception for members and invited guests to mark our centenary. This will take place on the afternoon of 26 May at Ripley. We need help to make all the arrangements. I’m happy to coordinate but I do not realistically have time to do more, what with still trying to write the orchestra history and full-time work! The main things that need arranging are: \[\-\-uDGIQBycDM_TMP[if !supportLists]DM_TMPuDGIQByc\-\-\]& ...Continue Reading


February 11th 2019

Hi I will be bringing some of the remaining travel mugs (there are 19 left) and some china mugs to each rehearsal. Just a reminder that the travel mugs are £7.50 and the china £5. I f you haven't bought one yet, please support your orchestra by buying one. Any profits will go help boost orchestra funds for what have been a particularly costly couple of years! See you later Judy -- [IMAGE]" style="clear: both; display: block; max-width: 100%; ...Continue Reading

a link from Alice McVeigh

February 5th 2019

Dear friends, My parents are almost 90 but life-long classical music-lovers, and it was they who asked me to get the video made of Simon's concert with the orchestra. I called my friend Chris Beston, who has made videos for the orchestra before. Chris got quite inspired on the night and has since spent ages editing it, with different angles etc. The recording guys (and the aged parents, of course) are thrilled with it. As requested by several players last night, here is the link - with mas ...Continue Reading

RE: Lost fingerless gloves at last nights rehearsal

January 29th 2019

I have them....I tried to catch you but you were gone! Judy ---- Jane Ferdinando via BSO members wrote ---- From: [1]" style="color: #2199e8; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.3; margin: 0; padding: 0; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;">jane[2] Hello all, Just wondering if anyone found a pair of purple fingerless gloves last night, they were hand knitted for me so are quite sentimental. ...Continue Reading

Lost fingerless gloves at last nights rehearsal

January 29th 2019

Hello all, Just wondering if anyone found a pair of purple fingerless gloves last night, they were hand knitted for me so are quite sentimental. Thank you! Jane Sent from my iPad ...Continue Reading

Help setting up tonight if possible

January 28th 2019

Hi all, James is feeling a bit under the weather and I have not been great over the last few weeks so just putting a plea out to anyone who could help us tonight with setting up. We would be really grateful! Thanks :) Vicky ...Continue Reading

Last night's concert

January 27th 2019

Congratulations to everyone on a magnificent concert last night! Terrific music-making and commitment throughout the Mahler, with plenty of fine solo playing; and John Lill was delighted with the sensitive rendering of the Beethoven. He acknowledged that he tested us with some new ideas during the performance, and together we rose to the challenge! Thanks for all and best wishes, Simon ...Continue Reading

Missing Music

January 27th 2019

I am missing the following music: Two Mozart Violin 1 parts, labelled 19 and 20. There should be 6 parts in total. How many desks were playing in the concert? One Mahler Violin 2 part, labelled 6/7 Please respond to this email if you have those parts so that I know where they are. Also, it would be nice if it wasn't just the usual suspects putting away stands and chairs after the concerts and rehearsals. If you have bulky instruments or bring your own seating (e.g. percussion, basses, harps ...Continue Reading

Fwd: Social Media & Content

January 25th 2019

Hi All, Just re-sending the link to the rehearsal photos as some people didn't receive it before (sorry if you have!). I keep the folder updated regularly so every time you see me in rehearsals, those pic/videos will be in this folder: [1]Rehearsal Photos/Videos (Let me know if the link doesn't work!) Content is also posted on Instagram @bromleysymphony and can also be found [2]here, so give us a follow! If you're not on Instagram, I will also be keeping the Twitter/Facebook up to date w ...Continue Reading

Final minutes of committee meeting on 15th January 2019

January 22nd 2019