MCO Sound Sessions

2 December 2021

The MCO is known for its agile, alert and responsive playing style, and its international roster of musicians. But after so much time away from one another during the first lockdowns, the musicians wanted to re-group to rediscover and develop the MCO's signature sound. These sessions were invaluable in helping keep alive the flame that Claudio Abbado ignited in the orchestra's early days.


The MCO Sound Sessions were generously supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through "Neustart Kultur". Filmed by WPSteinheisser at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.


9 November 2021

Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 reunites the MCO with our Artistic Partner Leif Ove Andsnes to look deeply at two of the most creative years in Mozart’s life. Our 2021 tour takes us to the Gulbenkian Lisbon, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Sala Teatro Lugano, Philharmonie Berlin, Musikverein Vienna and Bozar Brussels.

Video produced with thanks to Clockknock. Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund.