Behind the Scenes

Bristol Symphony Orchestra Management Team

Michael Ray: Programme Notes

Some people regard me as a 'wordsmith'!  I am a violinist in the orchestra and I am enthused about sharing the ‘story’ of our music repertoire with our audiences. Having an understanding of the composers, their background and why they composed the particular work creates a closer connection to the music and performance. Our programme notes allows everyone to fully connect and relate to the musical performance.


Although Michael moved to Australia in the Summer of 2016, he is still writing the programme notes for our concerts. For this we are so thankful for his time and skill. We are pleased as it also means we get to o keep in contact with him whilst he is living on the other side of the world. We all miss you Michael!