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.

18 Apr - 21 Apr 24

Light + Shade

The brilliance of Owen Morris' trumpet in a fresh concerto by Westlake, with music for strings.

30 May - 2 Jun 24

Blazing Trails

Iconic percussion star Claire Edwardes joins MCO for concertos by Natalie Williams and Vivaldi.

18 Jul—21 Jul 24

Crystalline Voices

Leading cellist Timo-Veikko Valve guest directs MCO in a program of Finnish & Australian influences.

21 Nov—24 Nov 24

Handel’s Messiah

Hallelujah! Don't miss MCO's first performances of Handel's masterpiece, with Polyphonic Voices

18 Apr - 21 Apr 24

Light + Shade

The brilliance of Owen Morris' trumpet in a fresh concerto by Westlake, with music for strings.

30 May - 2 Jun 24

Blazing Trails

Iconic percussion star Claire Edwardes joins MCO for concertos by Natalie Williams and Vivaldi.

18 Jul—21 Jul 24

Crystalline Voices

Leading cellist Timo-Veikko Valve guest directs MCO in a program of Finnish & Australian influences.

21 Nov—24 Nov 24

Handel’s Messiah

Hallelujah! Don't miss MCO's first performances of Handel's masterpiece, with Polyphonic Voices

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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