As a performer-led ensemble of chamber musicians,William Hennessy’s creativity, leadership and experience are invaluable to Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. We are the beneficiaries of his knowledge in his programming of the orchestra, direction of the ensembles, rehearsing, performing and developing of artists at all stages of their careers.
2015 is William’s 60th birthday year. To celebrate his contribution to MCO and Australian musical life, the orchestra is seeking to raise at least $60,000 per year for three years to secure his Artistic Director chair with the orchestra. Support for William Hennessy’s artistic direction of MCO ensures the orchestra can reach its full potential, both artistically and as a driver of sector development.
Contributions to the Artistic Director’s Circle start at $2,500 per year for three years. MCO is a not-for-profit organisation and donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.
MCO thanks the supporters who have joined the Artistic Director’s Circle thus far for their vision in supporting this important program.
- Drs Mark & Alla Medownick (lead donors)
- Alastair & Sue Campbell
- Peter & Leila Doyle
- Christina Han
- Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
- Dr Peter Kingsbury
- Dr Elizabeth Lewis AM
- Maria Myers AC & Allan Myers AC QC
- Romney & Susanne Smeeton
- Profs Gabriela & George Stephenson*
- JoAnne Stephenson & Robin Larsen
- Fran Thorn
- Dr Victor Wayne & Dr Karen Wayne OAM
*In tribute to the great Romanian musicians George Enescu & Dinu Lipatti.