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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The Concerts

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2–5 MARCH

Rococo Cello

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→

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30 APRIL–4 MAY

Beyond Baroque

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→

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18–22 JUNE

Songs of the Night

Guest director Rebecca Chan imagines an exquisite orchestral nocturne, including sumptuous arrangements of lieder with tenor Andrew Goodwin, and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.   MORE→

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20–23 JULY

Concert Grand

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→

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3–8 SEPTEMBER

Towards Eternity

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→

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1 OCTOBER

Mendelssohn’s Octet

MCO’s flagship chamber ensemble, Australian Octet, performs the undeniable pinnacle of the string octet repertoire, Mendelssohn’s Octet.   MORE→

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19–23 NOVEMBER

Letters from Tchaikovsky

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→