Sarah-Grace Williams, Artistic Director & Chief Conductor
In April 2009, The Metropolitan Orchestra (then known as Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra) took to the stage for the first time. There was an excitement in the air. Musicians and audience alike knew this was the beginning of a crucial new life force in the Sydney music scene. Even with this anticipation, none of us really knew what we were in for over the next 10 years. It has been an incredible journey and I am proud to have been at the helm for the entire ride. With more than 240 concerts, national and international tours and album recordings behind us, TMO has cemented its position as one of the most versatile, privately-run ensembles in the country. We proudly deliver on our simple mission of making music accessible to all, whilst nurturing and showcasing Australian talent. 2009-2019 is just the first chapter.
Bevan Rigato, Managing Director
The fact that TMO has continued to grow over the last 10 years is testament to the extraordinary commitment, skill and tenacity of our management team, dedicated volunteers and our exceptionally talented musicians. It also proves what we have known since the beginning, that there is a huge need for exceptional music to be made more accessible for all. TMO have built a solid foundation to continue changing Sydney’s musical landscape which will ultimately benefit all Australians.
Guy Noble, Patron
Welcome to another marvellous season of music-making with TMO. An orchestra is a wonderful thing – humans coming together to create something that can thrill and engage. Nothing is amplified, all is organic and natural and contains no calories whatsoever. I invite you to come and be part of the 2019 season and enjoy all the goodness TMO has to offer.