|"Exquisite and electrifying performances"|
So wrote the Bristol Post of Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, a full-sized symphony orchestra. A flourishing and thriving amateur ensemble with a well-established reputation for excellence, the Orchestra's players share one important thing - a passion for music. We perform at least three concerts annually, principally at St. George's Bristol where we regularly attract large audiences. We also perform music for different occasions, such as the launch of Rogue 1, the latest Star Wars movie, in December 2016. Rehearsals are held on a Tuesday evening.
The Orchestra is delighted to announce that, following auditions in September 2017, it has appointed a new conductor, Karin Hendrickson. Karin takes up her post in November 2017 and we are looking forward to performing under her baton. Her first concert with us takes place in March 2018 in St George's Bristol. We are also looking forward to performing the world premiere of Ataraxia by David Ridley.
The Orchestra will greatly miss Tianyi Lu who conducted us between 2016 and 2017. Tianyi's enthusiam, energy, ability and wonderful musicality held us in awe. We wish her every success as she takes up the post of Assistant Conductor working with Sir Andrew Davies at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
We also thank Robert Weaver, our Guest Conductor, who conducted us for a magnificent concert of Russian music in November 2017 with soloist, Emmanuel Bach.
Look at our Opportunities page where you will find an on-line form to apply to join the Orchestra. We have opportunities for violas, double basses and violins presently though we are always interested in applications from string players in all sections.
The Orchestra is a registered charity. Our concerts present a great opportunity for sponsorship, donation and programme advertising. Find out how you can support us by going to our Support Us page.
We have included a list of useful LInks on the Contact page to our concert listings and other useful sites.
The Orchestra thanks Osborne Clarke for its generous support and sponsorship. The Orchestra also acknowledges and thanks Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Buffer and Technology Trust for their generous support in the provision of software, marketing and technology support.
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