Richmond Orchestra is a full size symphony orchestra performing concerts in Richmond-upon-Thames.
We provide opportunities for good non-professional players to enjoy playing the classical music repertoire, ranging from Bach and Vivaldi through the Classical and Romantic periods into the 20th Century with music by, for example, Stravinsky, Bartok, Arvo Part and John Adams. Our Artistic Director is Martin Smith and our Leader Marina Solarek.
Beside our main concerts we take part in charity, fundraising and educational events.
- Public concerts in which primary-age children join with us to play and sing a varied and lively repertoire
- Workshop evenings in which talented young soloists join us to play a concerto, often with an orchestra for the first time
- Open rehearsals (including a performance) in aid of funds for the chosen venue
- First rehearsal performances of works by young composers
- Non-stop Play-ins lasting 4 hours to raise funds jointly with a partner Charity