Established in 2009 under the baton of Founding Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams, The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) is recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile non-government funded orchestras, delivering vibrant first-class experiences.

TMO have a mission to inspire a love and enjoyment of classical music to a wide range of audiences through accessible, first-class orchestral concert performances. And to provide professional performance opportunities to outstanding Australian orchestral musicians, composers and soloists.

TMO have been a member of NSW Business Chamber since May 2019.

Managing Director, Bevan Rigato said: “We became a member of the Chamber because we want to connect with dynamic businesses that have an interest in the musical framework of our city.

“We want to form long term business partnerships that will deliver unique, first-class benefits going forward, and membership can help facilitate this.”

Changing the way classical music is perceived and enjoyed in Sydney and Australia

A not-for-profit registered musical charity, TMO’s remarkable decade of music making boasts more than 500 concerts, national and international tours and several album recordings with a variety of events tailored to different demographics.

From their highly acclaimed and regularly sold-out Met Concert and Cushion Concert series to development programs for composers, conductors and performers, plus outreach concerts for newly arrived refugees.

Over the past ten years, an impressive roster of performers have appeared with TMO including internationally renowned artists:
  • José Carreras
  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Sumi Jo
  • David Helfgott
  • Elaine Paige
  • Anthony Warlow
  • John Farnham
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Teddy Tahu Rhodes
  • James Morrison
  • Kate Ceberano
  • Marina Prior
  • the Grigoryan Brothers
  • Todd McKenny.
Visit the about page for more details on our history of music making.

What we offer – professional musicians for your corporate event

Whether you need a full symphony orchestra for a large scale event, or a small ensemble of two to four musicians to provide welcome music for a function, or something in between, TMO is the one-stop shop for all your corporate musical needs.

Let us 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 such as your annual Christmas party
  • give award nights and product launches the wow factor
  • create an air of sophistication for your cocktail party
  • make your charity ball a wonderful first-class celebration
  • deliver a relaxed setting for a business lunch
  • appear on live TV broadcasts and album recordings.
Visit our website to learn more about hiring TMO musicians for your next corporate function.

Corporate partnerships delivering real benefits

Is your company considering a corporate partnership that will not only support the arts in Australia, but deliver real benefits to your clients and employees? Align your business with a premium arts company dedicated to supporting exceptional Australian artists. 

A customised partnership with TMO will be tailored to match the needs and desires of your business. Visit our corporate partnerships page to learn more about a customised partnership to fulfil your marketing, promotion, and client entertaining objectives.

Get in touch

Get in touch for more information and find out about special discounts to TMO concerts for NSW Business Chamber members.