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The Bombay Chamber Orchestra



Jini Dinshaw -Founder and Trustee

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Message from Our Founder
    It has been said that a plant grown in a swamp blooms and flourishes fast but it withers fast too! The Bombay        Chamber Orchestra (BCO) has not grown in a swamp. It has steadily grown these last 50 years with the help of our loyal friends, donors, audience support and, of course, our dedicated orchestral members. Today, we are proudly in a position to entertain a loyal and steadily growing cosmopolitan audience that look forward to the several concerts we put up in the year.
This year we are celebrating our 54nd  year. Through years of dedicated work and sacrifices, we have offered FREE coaching in orchestral playing techniques to our city’s young talent and encouraged the young to take up wind/brass instruments and instruments of the string sections. We are most grateful to our visiting guest musicians who have conducted workshops and given individual coaching to train members and beginners, forgoing their professional fees. Our guest conductors from U.K., Austria, U.S.A., Russia, Israel, Japan and Germany have most willingly given their valuable time to work with the orchestra for 10-15 days prior to each scheduled concert, forgoing their honorarium because they have the greatest admiration for the love and sacrifice of the BCO’s orchestral members who attend rehearsals at 7 a.m.!
It is unfortunate that the city does not have a school of music. Most of the major cities boast of schools of music and yet they have not given this country an Indian Symphony Orchestra. The BCO Society, in spite of the grave financial constraints, has pursued what it sets out to do – train and teach young Indian talent and give this country a truly INDIAN symphony Orchestra.


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