The Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) is made up of the finest musicians from over 20 European countries, stellar conductors and a globetrotting schedule, establishing themselves as one of the most acclaimed ensembles on the scene. It was established 15 years ago by members of the Mahler Youth Orchestra and luminary conductor Claudio Abbado with the vision of being an independent international orchestra of the highest calibre. By 2008, the French newspaper Le Monde was calling the MCO “the best orchestra in the world”. The core membership of 45 musicians live all over Europe and tour up to 200 days a year, in repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, and from opera to symphonies.
Under the baton of Daniel Harding, the MCO gives two performances at Sydney Opera House on 10 and 11 June. Works performed over the two days include Beethoven’s violin concerto, Schumann’s Third Symphony, ‘Rhenish’; and Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony, ‘From the New World’.
Whatever they play, they play with a ‘chamber’ philosophy: intimate interplay between musicians, intensity and attentiveness. Every concert is an adventure. If you choose to purchase tickets to both programs you will receive 25% off (any reserve tickets) To book, call 02 9250 7777 or visit http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/homepage.aspx.