Encounter the Orchestra


New in 2018, Encounter the Orchestra (ETO) is a narrated MCO performance for upper primary [Years 3-6] students. These performances are presented in association with a local performing arts venue or a community presenter. Students attend as a school excursion. Confirmed destinations for 2018 include Portland Arts Centre and Bunjil Place.
ETO will be available in 2019 and 2020 and we are currently taking expressions of interest from venues for 2019, in conjunction with the orchestra’s Victorian touring schedule. We have a more limited capacity to assist schools directly but we are happy to have a conversation!
For enquiries contact the Executive Director Richard Jackson
(03) 9650 3365.
MCO acknowledges the support of the Department of Education Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

Masterclasses & Workshops

Our 2018 program includes a workshop for Bay City Strings and a masterclass by William Hennessy in Mornington. Further details of the masterclass will be available in mid April.
The masterclass is hosted by Peninsula Music Society. For enquiries contact the Society on (03) 5975 8841.