Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
A performance by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra reflects the city’s independent spirit and distinctive cultural identity.
Under the artistic direction of legendary Australian violinist William Hennessy, this vibrant orchestra captivates audiences with its world-class artistry, dynamic stage presence and stimulating programming from the vast chamber music repertoire.
Founded in 1995 as Australia Pro Arte Orchestra, MCO has a core of string players drawn from Melbourne’s outstanding community of orchestral artists.
Recent highlights included performing in the world premiere of Deborah Cheetham’s Indigenous opera Pecan Summer and a festival conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.
In addition to Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, there are two other distinct MCO ensembles, Australian Octet (a national ensemble for music for 5 to 8 string players) and MCO Virtuosi (a 12-piece Baroque and Classical consort).
For more information, visit MCO’s website here.