Tiny, yet very mighty, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra is Melbourne’s preeminent chamber music organisation. Led by Artistic Director Sophie Rowell, MCO deliver more than 50 performances each season, each of uncompromising artistic quality, finesse and passion.

16 August–18 Aug 24

Muse

A popular parlour game of 1920s Paris, reimagined for string quartet in an exclusive program of music, wine and art.

17 Aug 24

Chamber Music Dining at Narkoojee

An indulgent musical lunch at Narkoojee winery featuring three courses, matching wines and a performance by leading MCO players.

13 Sep - 15 Sep 24

A Feast of Music 2024

A Feast of Music by name, and a feast of music by nature… a weekend of sumptuous sounds, mesmerising morsels and a world premiere, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September 2024.

14 September–22 September 24

Trout

The beauty and majesty of Schubert’s epic quintet paired with a brand-new work by pianist and composer, Stefan Cassomenos.

16 August–18 Aug 24

Muse

A popular parlour game of 1920s Paris, reimagined for string quartet in an exclusive program of music, wine and art.

17 Aug 24

Chamber Music Dining at Narkoojee

An indulgent musical lunch at Narkoojee winery featuring three courses, matching wines and a performance by leading MCO players.

13 Sep - 15 Sep 24

A Feast of Music 2024

A Feast of Music by name, and a feast of music by nature… a weekend of sumptuous sounds, mesmerising morsels and a world premiere, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September 2024.

14 September–22 September 24

Trout

The beauty and majesty of Schubert’s epic quintet paired with a brand-new work by pianist and composer, Stefan Cassomenos.

We are often asked, what’s special about MCO?
Why should I come to a concert?

IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION

Venture beyond and discover deeper insights. Through the artistic leadership of Sophie Rowell, MCO performances weave together masterworks, precious curiosities and joyous contemporary visions, to reveal powerful new stories. 

DISCOVER THE PASSION

The artists of MCO elevate every performance with their distinctive flair and energy. Be invigorated and uplifted by their exceptional artistry, thrilling freshness and profound commitment.

FEEL THE CONNECTION

Each MCO performance is an invitation to the heart of Victorian chamber music, to experience the dynamic, living cultural pulse of your world and ours. Every note binds us closer together: get close and immerse yourself in our community of music.
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