Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) is a professional freelance orchestra providing a first-class listening and visual experience for audiences at every stage of classical music appreciation.
MKCO performs an exciting range of classical concerts at The Milton Keynes Theatre, The Venue in Milton Keynes and a wonderful celebration Proms in Campbell Park event each August in partnership with The Parks Trust.
The orchestra is also dedicated to the delivery of a relevant and innovative education and outreach programme, working closely with partners in education, the arts and charities that have similar goals and ambitions within the community.
MKCO was founded in 1975 by Hilary Davan Wetton, who also founded The MK Chorale and The MK Music Service.
In 2014 world-class musician Damian Iorio was appointed as MKCO Music Director, marking the first stage in a vibrant new future for MKCO. Damian has launched his fourth MK concert season and his work is well received, highly creative and engaging, with a fast growing audience in the region for classical music.
MKCO is growing with world-class performances and by choosing incredible soloists with and International following to MK.