The Metropolian Orchestra
Under the baton of Founding Artistic Director & Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams,
The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) is recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile privately run orchestras delivering consistently vibrant first-class experiences.
A not-for-profit registered musical charity, TMO’s annual season includes a variety of events tailored to different demographics from their highly acclaimed and regularly sold-out Met Concert series, family Cushion Concert series, development programs for composers and performers along with outreach concerts for newly arrived refugees, free concerts, international tours and numerous special events.
An important focus in The Metropolitan Orchestra’s mission is to support Australian artists – orchestral players, composers and soloists. In 2016 TMO launched its inspiring Composer Development Program, unearthing new Australian composers and in 2017 was proud to launch their new TMO Young Artist Program.
The orchestra’s sparkling eight year history includes a star-studded array of performances including concerts with Sumi Jo (Opera House), David Helfgott (City Recital Hall), Elaine Paige (State Theatre), John Farnham with Olivia Newton-John (Entertainment Centre and Tempus Two), James Morrison (The Concourse), Kate Ceberano (Opera House); special events such as BBC’s Blue Planet and Planet Earth in Concert (Opera House), Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular (Opera House and Entertainment Centre), Opera in the Vineyards (Wyndham Estate and Roche Estate), the National Rugby League Grand Final and sailing the South Pacific annually as resident orchestra aboard the Bravo! Cruise of the Performing Arts with internationally renowned artists José Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anthony Warlow, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, David Hobson, Marina Prior, Simon Tedeschi, Cheryl Barker, the Grigoryan Brothers and more.
Les Wilson's Swing Force Big Band has emerged as a bright and energetic..
Italian born Pop Classical singer Antonio Villano and New Zealand Soulstress Kate Lara Villano have..
David Prior started in radio in 1978 aged 12, and after stints in Canberra, Goulburn and Orange,..
Peter Cousens, a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), is the only Australian..
The multi-talented Mick Buckley first found fame as the rockin’ drummer for "The Radiators",..
The Cellists of TMO debuted in 2013 and have become an audience favourite, renowned for their wide..
“Irresistibly Dancey” - The Independant UK Brother and sister duo The Hamiltons,..
Winning audiences with her undeniable on-stage charisma, sultry voice and playful banter, Cathrine..
When Song And Danceman was released in 1974, Mike McClellan was already an established..
With a repertoire of thirty-ﬁve piano concerti, Clemens Leske has performed with all six..