1. Gabriele Baldocci

    Soloist: Gabriele Baldocci Conductor: Damian Iorio Glinka: Kamarinskaya Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Soloist: Gabriele Baldocci) Mozart: Ballet music to the Pantomime “Les Petits Riens”’ Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite An eclectic mix of international composers from Russia, Poland and Germany provide a rich   palette of colour for this concert. Italian born […]

  2. Opera in Concert Gala

    A stunning Opera Gala. Conductor: Damian Iorio Verdi: Nabucco overture Verdi: Chorus of Slaves from Nabucco Bizet: Habanera from Carmen Puccini: E lucevan le stelle from Tosca Saint-Saëns: Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson and Delilah Verdi: Anvil chorus from Trovatore Carmen: Prelude to Act 1 Carmen: C’est […]

  3. Yamaha Scholarship Winner

    Yamaha Scholarship Winner

    Conductor: Damian Iorio Mozart: Symphony No. 35 Concerto: To be announced (Soloist: Yamaha Scolarship winner) Haydn: London Symphony     It is rare to find to two symphonies in the same programme, so, for Mozart to open and Haydn to close is a real treat. The concert surprise will be […]

    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
    • Yamaha Clarinet Scholars Shine at UK Finals

      The Royal Northern College of Music recently played host to the UK final of the annual Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship awards. With the instrument discipline rotating each year, the chosen instrument on this occasion was Clarinet, with the prestigious scheme attracting students from all over the UK. The […]

      Milton Keynes City Orchestra is opening the doors of MK Theatre with a fantastic late ticket offer to give people of all ages a brilliant classical concert experience, maybe for the first time! World-Class Violinist Chloë Hanslip and the MK Youth Orchestra all in one amazing afternoon concert. Band B […]
    • Proms in the Park

      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 […]
    • MKCO announces Trevor Marshall as Proms 2017 compere

      Milton Keynes City Orchestra, in partnership with The Park’s Trust is delighted to announce Trevor Marshall as this year’s compere for the Proms in Campbell Park 2017. Trevor Marshall has been described as the ‘Voice of Milton Keynes’ and is very much part of the fabric of the place he […]
    • Full House for Craig Ogden Concert

      Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) played to their second full house this season at The Venue last Friday with Classic FM star Craig Ogden. Their 2017 season, in celebration of MK 50, features a great range of international stars, attracted to MK by exceptional MKCO performances under the baton of […]

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