We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Melbourne season. Join the extraordinary musicians of MCO for a year of music brimming with inspiration, magic and discovery.
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Global cello superstar Li-Wei Qin joins MCO to perform CPE Bach and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in a gilt-edged program channelling the sparkling exuberance of the Rococo era. MORE→
30 APRIL–4 MAY
Violist Christopher Moore joins MCO to perform concerti by Telemann & JS Bach, in a concert of inventive, awe-inspiringly virtuosic and deeply felt music from the end of the Baroque and beyond. MORE→
Guest director Rebecca Chan imagines an exquisite orchestral nocturne, including sumptuous arrangements of lieder with tenor Andrew Goodwin, and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. MORE→
A double serve of Classical genius. Adelaide-based pianist Lucinda Collins performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 17, alongside the irrepressible joie de vivre of Beethoven’s Symphony No 1. MORE→
A musical meditation spanning nearly a millennium of music from Léonin to Ross Edwards, revealing secrets, yearning, rapture and ecstasy. Curated by extraordinary recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey. MORE→
MCO’s flagship chamber ensemble, Australian Octet, performs the undeniable pinnacle of the string octet repertoire, Mendelssohn’s Octet. MORE→
Virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, the music of Tchaikovsky is pure Romanticism. Featuring the breathtaking Serenade for Strings and violinist Shane Chen performing Souvenir d’un lieu cher. MORE→