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Hiring Musicians Couldn’t Be Easier! 

From Intimate Ensembles Through to a Grand Symphony Orchestra

Whether you are after a full symphony orchestra for a large scale event, or a small ensemble to provide welcome music for your function, or something in between, The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) is the one-stop shop for all your musical needs!

Let TMO make your event first-class, unique and memorable.  Consider hiring TMO musicians to:

  • Perform centre stage as feature entertainment for your guests
  • Provide elegant background music for your reception
  • Create the perfect atmosphere during festive periods
  • Accompany touring or feature artists
  • Give award nights and product launches the WOW factor
  • Create an air of sophistication for your cocktail party
  • Make your charity ball a wonderful celebration
  • Deliver a relaxed setting for a business lunch
  • Welcome guests to your next chartered cruise with music as they step onboard
  • Highlight unique venues and locations (indoors or outdoors)
  • Appear on live TV broadcasts and album recordings
  • Leave everyone raving about your event


One of Australia’s most versatile ensembles, TMO has extensive experience working in a wide range of environments across many different genres, from classics to jazz, rock to pop, recording sessions to live television broadcasts.  Established in 2009, TMO has gained a reputation for performing with an unmatched on-stage passion, ensuring every event is fresh and vibrant.

TMO have worked with some of the world’s biggest companies and artist and we would love to work with you too.

Depending on what you need, TMO can provide any number of musicians from 1 to 80 players. Our highly experienced Artistic Director will create the perfect musical solution for your event. 

We pride ourselves on making your event as easy to run as possible and are proud of our reputation of being flexible, knowledgeable and delivering an enjoyable experience for promoters, artists, event organisers and crew.

Explore our concert offering brochure below to see what TMO can do for your event. Click here or call us on (+612) 8004 3472 for further enquiries

Recent high profile events and recordings:

Bravo! Cruise of the Performing Arts Sailing the South Pacific 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
With Feature Artists  José Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Elaine Paige, Anthony Warlow, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Grigoryan Brothers, Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman Wright, James Morrison, Emma Pask, Mark Vincent, Liz Callaway, Suzanne Johnston and more
Good Weekend Opera in the Vineyards Roche Estate Hunter Valley, 2014, 2016
‘The Voice’ TV performance with Ronan Keating 2016
John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John Tempus Two & Qantas Credit Union Arena, 2015
BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Qantas Credit Union Arena, 2015
Today TV Show live appearance with Ronan Keating 2016
Elaine Paige with The Metropolitan Orchestra State Theatre, 2015
Album Recording – ‘The Mathiske Suites’ Written/performed by Bruce Mathiske, 2014
Good Weekend Opera in the Vineyards Wyndham Estate Hunter Valley, 2013
Kate Ceberano and James Morrison Gala Event Sydney Opera House, 2013
Herbalife Global Gala Event Sydney Opera House, 2013
Album Recording & Premiere – ‘King of the Air Musical by Gavin Lockley, 2013 
Album Recording – ‘Piano Concerto’ by Gavin Lockley, with Simon Tedeschi, 2013
Kathryn Selby plays Mozart Angel Place, 2013
BBC Doctor Who, Symphonic Spectacular Sydney Opera House 2012
BBC Australasian Showcase Waterloo, 2012,
TMO with James Morrison The Concourse, 2012
‘Morning Show’ live TV appearance with James Morrison 2012
BBC Planet Earth & Blue Planet in Concert Sydney Opera House, 2012
David Helfgott with The Metropolitan Orchestra City Recital Hall, 2012
Classics at Callan Park (Open Air Event) 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017
Sumi Jo with The Metropolitan Orchestra Sydney Opera House, 2011
NRL Grand Final Telstra Stadium / ANZ Allphones Arena Homebush – 2011






What people have to say about working with TMO…

Chong Lim (Musical Director – Two Strong Hearts Tour with John Farnham & Olivia Newton, Qantas Credit Union Arena and Tempus Two Winery): “I’d like to thank The Metropolitan Orchestra for their wonderful playing on the Two Strong Hearts tour. I had a really great time working with the orchestra and Sarah-Grace was a delight to work with. Olivia and John in particular loved the sound of the orchestra.”

Tiffany Noack (Associate Producer – Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Qantas Credit Union Arena): “Dear Sarah-Grace, thank you so much for all your fantastic work on the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.  The orchestra sounded amazing!  A special thanks to you personally for going the extra mile in regards to the organisation required beforehand.  Your generosity of knowledge helped make the process a smooth one and my dealings with TMO an absolute pleasure.”

Scott Bellingham (Event Manager – Kate Ceberano and James Morrison Opera House Gala Concert): “Dear Sarah-Grace, I cannot tell you how fantastic you were with this concert – your support, advice and following up was one million percent the reason why we had a successful concert.  The orchestra sounded incredible and the clients had an amazing time and said it was one of those once in a life time memories, so we really “hit a home run” as they say.  I really hope I get the opportunity to organise another concert involving an orchestra, because I know who I will be calling!!”

Paul Chesher (Concert Promoter): “Sarah-Grace and her team were a pleasure to work with. They continuously went over and above to contribute to the overall success of the event (Opera in the Vineyards 2013). The Orchestra was fantastic and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our audience.”

David Helfgott (Pianist): “Working with Sarah Grace Williams and The Metropolitan Orchestra was a great joy to me. She is a wonderful conductor and so caring of the soloist you know you are in excellent hands. Her musicality and discipline enables one to give of one’s best and I just loved working with her so much. Our collaboration on the Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto was so exciting and satisfying, and that is truly a challenging work. I do hope to work with her more in the future.”

Andrew McKinnon (Producer): “David Helfgott loved performing the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3  with Sarah-Grace Williams and the Metropolitan Orchestra.  As producer of the concert, I was struck by the outstanding degree of preparation and musicianship displayed by Sarah-Grace and the orchestra.  I shall be delighted to engage them again.”

George Fenton (Composer/Conductor BBC Blue Planet & Planet Earth): “Working with The Metropolitan Orchestra was a great experience, I was proud to work with them.  They are talented, generous musicians and a great bunch to be with.  They made my music shine!”

Martine Quigley (Events Manager, Cambridge Events): “We are extremely honoured to have worked with The Metropolitan Orchestra.  It has been a pleasure liaising with you during the lead up to, the recording and the performance itself.  Both Sarah-Grace and the TMO members demonstrated absolute professionalism at all times.  Ms Sarah-Grace is not only a brilliant conductor, she is a class act! We are proud to have engaged this association with The Metropolitan Orchestra.”



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