24 November 2017
This concert opens with a short entry to the world of minimalistic music from living composer Arvo Pärt, his Fratres- his widely admired piece Fratres.
Playing the enigmatic Schumann Cello Concerto is Laura van der Heijden, awarded BBC Young Musician in 2012 at just 15 years of age. MKCO is delighted to welcome such a huge young talent to MK.
The finale is Beethovens’ Pastoral Symphony which encapsulates his love of nature and is a beautiful expression of country life in all forms.
During this first concert of The Venue series, the MK Commmunity Foundation will be presenting the Christopher Hopkinson Memorial Bursary to the winner of their 2017 award for musical excellence. MKCO is delighted to partner with MK Community Foundation to find a talented winner.
Sunday 14 January 2018
Rarely performed in England, our four seasons with a ‘twist’ concert is set to be one of the most exciting performances of the year.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is one of the best loved and most performed works in the classical repertoire. Add the fiery tango rythms of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and you have a truly intoxicating mix of music.
Francesco D’orazio is an internally renowned violinist with performances across Europe, North and South America, Mexico, Australia, China and Japan. Francesco will perform throughout the concert, which is played without interval, in another unusual turn in classical concert performance.
Sunday 11 March 2018
Milton Keynes City Orchestra is honoured to welcome Stephen Hough to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 as a centrepiece to this concert.
Stephen is considered a renaissance man of his time. Over the course of his career he has secured a reputation as a uniquely insightful concert pianist, writer and composer. Stephen has earned a multitude of prestigious awards and a long standing international following.
Book early to ensure you experience this magnificent performance.
Friday 20 April 2017
An eclectic mix of international composers from Russia, Poland and Germany provide a rich palette of colour for this concert.
Italian born Gabriele Baldocci will play the Chopin Concerto. He is a concert pianist and professor of piano at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music in London.
Gabriele, who now lives in Milton Keynes, is also an official ambassador, performer and professor of the Martha Argerich Presents Project and he frequently plays in various chamber music formations with eminent artists.