BCO POPS features guest jazz and popular artists and performs holiday music, ethnic music including reggae, Italian, Scottish, Jewish, Irish, African and Afro-American, romantic songs, patriotic songs, movie themes, Broadway, operetta and opera tunes, Inspirational music, blues, jazz, pop, rock & classical favorites.

The Bristol Chamber Orchestra

BCO is a virtuoso chamber orchestra including strings, keyboard, woodwinds, brass & percussion. It is the only professional chamber orchestra in Southeastern Massachusetts & is headquartered in historic Easton Massachusetts. The Orchestra performs programs featuring guest artists, choral, theatrical & balletic collaborations. The repertory includes music of all periods and styles from Bach to Copland, Bernstein to Beethoven.

The Bristol Chamber Orchestra Pops

BCO POPS features guest jazz and popular artists and performs holiday music, ethnic music including reggae, Italian, Scottish, Jewish, Irish, African and Afro-American, Romantic songs, Patriotic songs, Movie themes, Broadway, Operetta and Opera tunes, Inspirational music, Blues to Bluegrass, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Classical favorites.

BCO professional musicians come from the finest musical organizations in New England including the Boston Pops, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Brown University, New England Conservatory & Boston University faculty.

BCO presents renowned guest soloists including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and also collaborate with other area performing groups, including choruses and composers.

Americana * Ragtime * Broadway

Bristol Chamber Orchestra


BCO Pops Orchestra

La Bamba * Beatles * Manilow * Jazz, Rock, Pop



BCO Conducting Staff

Music director, Harris Shilakowsky

Since founding the BCO in 1999, Shilakowsky has performed with this orchestra, the Boston Symphony, Nashville Symphonies, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Handel-Haydn Society of Boston, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Pro Arté Chamber Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, the American Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra.

He is former concertmaster of the Charleston, New Orleans, Omaha, Grand Rapids Orchestras & conductor of the Rocky Ridge Festival Orchestra.


Conductor, Francisco Noya

…is also the Resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic & former conductor of the Longwood Symphony, the Empire State Youth and conductor of performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; San Antonio Symphony; Accademia Stefano Tempia; Torino, Italy; Orquestra Pro Musica Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lubbock Symphony; Orquesta Filarmonica de Lima, Peru; Pro Arte Orchestra of Vienna, Austria.



If you are booking a special star soloist to appear with the BCO and would like them to perform a song that hasn't yet been arranged for performance with orchestra, our staff of experienced arrangers will custom write an arrangement for your event.

The Pops Orchestra performs with stars from Broadway, Jazz performers, Solo Acts and Groups.

BCO performs works for small ensembles in concerts & presentations.

BCO performs orchestral concerts and educational events, workshops & clinics as the Chamber Orchestra, including the Young Artists Concerts featuring talented young virtuosi who audition for the opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra.

BCO performs Pops concerts and are available for special events bookings such as conventions and corporate affairs.


Email: admin@bristolchamberorchestra.org


  • Romantic Songs
    • Afterglow, Airport Love Theme, Alaska, April in Paris, As Time Goes By, Autumn Leaves, Brian's Song, Wind Beneath My Wings, Mancini Magic Inspirational Songs; Amazing Grace American Spiritual Festival, Birth of the Blues
  • Patriotic Music & Americana
    • Armed Forces, America the Beautiful, American Patrol March, Appalachian Fling, Arkansas Traveler, Ballad of Davy Crockett, British Grenadiers, God Bless America
  • Blues to Blue Grass
    • Blue Tail Fly, Buffalo Gals, Hoe Downs,
  • Irish Songs, English Songs
  • Jazz & Blues
    • St Louis Blues, Ragtime Music Body and Soul, Dave Brubeck: It's About Time, It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing, Jazz singer, Duke Ellington Music
  • Movie Music
    • John Williams' Dry Your Tears, Afrika (fr. Amistad), E. T. Theme, Olympic Theme, Angela's Ashes, Apartment, Star Wars, Africa, Anastasia, Apollo, James Bond, Brazil, Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, Chariots of Fire, Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible Harry Potter, Hook, Flight to Neverland, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Disney Magic
  • Broadway Shows
    • Annie, Hair, Beauty & the Beast, That's Entertainment, Cabaret, Mame, No Business Like Show Business, Bye Bye Birdie, La Cage Aux Folles, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, Titanic, Les Miserables, Carousel, Cats, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ, Superstar