The Metropolitan Orchestra enters its tenth season in 2018, with a line up of five concerts exploring themes of beauty, passion and drama. Masterpieces by Rachmaninov, Dvořák, Shostakovich and Franck are on the menu, along with two world premieres by the SOQ Collective and Jim Coyle.

The Metropolitan Orchestra. Photo: supplied. 

“I am proud to welcome all to this milestone in The Metropolitan Orchestra’s history, our tenth year of music making,” said Sarah-Grace Williams, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of TMO. “I look forward to sharing another year of passion-fuelled performances with you, as we continue our mission to deliver first-class yet highly accessible musical experiences for everyone, young and old. Performing some of the greatest symphonic literature ever written, alongside commissioned world premieres by Australian composers, with stellar soloists, our Met Concert season will take you on an exhilarating journey through both the familiar and the unknown.”

Highlights of the upcoming season include the season opening programme Beauty, which explores three landscapes through the work of Sibelius ( Swan of Tuonela), the SOQ Collective ( Beauty) and Dvořák (‘New World’ Symphony). Beautyis an orchestral...