For the MCO, 2021 commenced with the presentation of Symphony: A Journey to the Heart of Classical Music in Madrid. This was our first venture with VR, and with the support of the German Commissioner for Culture and the Media, we continued exploring this exciting new field. We cannot wait to share more details about our future activities in the New Year.
With concerts postponed, we hosted a live Q&A with Rolando Villlazón (re-visit the discussion here) and in April, we ventured back onto the familiar ground of the concert stage with Artistic Advisor Daniele Gatti to continue our Schumann symphony cycle in Spain. This was followed by an intense period for the MCO Academy, where MCO Members spent a week coaching young musicians before performing with them side-by-side in the Kölner Philharmonie joined by Fabio Luisi and Christiane Karg, Sopran.