1. MK Proms

    MK Proms

    Highlights include: Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man Gershwin: Summertime Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries Verdi :Triumphal March from Aida Bernstein: I Feel Pretty Arlen: Somewhere over the Rainbow Coates: Dam Busters March Arne: Rule Britannia! Parry: Jerusalem Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Conductor: Damian Iorio Soloist: Ellie Laugharne […]

    Welcome to our new season, with great repertoire and top soloists! Our Venue concerts concentrate on the core chamber orchestra repertoire, with music by the greats – Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn – alongside music not often heard in Milton Keynes by Stravinsky, Chopin, Schumann and the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, one of the world’s greatest living composers. We also have a twist on the Four Seasons, with music by Piazzolla, the great Argentinean tango composer, complimenting Vivaldi’s masterpiece. We have three very different programmes at MK Theatre, covering opera, show music and symphonic repertoire.
    I’m very excited to perform alongside world class soloists from the UK and abroad and look forward to what will be an interesting and varied season. I’m very proud to be Music Director of this orchestra which is full of incredible musicians and which would make any city in the world proud. I also thank you all for your support and look forward to presenting each concert to you, our fantastic, enthusiastic and focused public!
    Damian Iorio
    Music Director,
    Milton Keynes City Orchestra
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      TRYOPERA at Milton Keynes Theatre on Sunday 20 May 2018 for only £20 plus booking fees in selected seats Tickets range from £13.25 to £37.25 (including restoration levy) plus booking fees (see ATG terms and conditions). Under 18’s / students at £5 plus booking fees. TRYOPERA at £20 plus booking […]
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      The Parks Trust and Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) are delighted to announce that Soprano, Ellie Laugharne will join the orchestra, under the baton of MKCO Music Director Damian Iorio, for the 2017 Proms in Campbell Park on Friday 18th August. Ellie will perform a stunning repertoire of Opera and […]
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