Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) will launch its new 2016-2017 season with a Movie Music Matinée on Sunday 6th November, featuring famous music from many of the best loved films spanning the generations; Superman, Harry Potter, Out of Africa, Chariots of Fire, Star Wars, Schindler’s List, The Great Escape and the list goes on.
In 2017, all MKCO concerts have been chosen as MK50 anniversary celebration main events, for its performance quality, diversity and for the first class soloists it brings to MK to perform with the City’s own professional orchestra.
There will be performances from amazing soloists from around the world, featuring Classic FM favourites Craig Ogden playing the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, Mr Ji Lui performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Raphael Wallfisch, one of the most celebrated cellists, performing the Haydn Cello Concerto No.1.The marvellous violinist Anna Liisa Bezrodny will return to MK and perform the Mozart Violin Concerto and Hyenoon Park, a sparkling new talent, will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto on 9th June, before the Proms in Campbell Park closes the season on 18th August.
The 2016-2017 Programme of concerts marks the third season for Damian Iorio as Music Director. He has renewed his contract and is delighted to continue working with MKCO and celebrate the orchestra, confirming its status as a cultural foundation stone for MK.
Chairman of MKCO, Marian Livingstone, said: “We are delighted that Damian will be working with us for at least another three years. His work has made an astonishing difference to the quality of our performance and the choice of repertoire, pleasing classical fans at every stage of their musical appreciation. None of this can happen without the growing support we have from our Sponsors, Patrons and our marvellous audiences. Keep coming and bring your families and friends to keep classical music alive in MK.”
Visit www.mkco.org to view the whole season, tickets are available on line NOW!