Last night we were fortunate enough to be guests of Baker Tilly at the Milton Keynes Theatre, for the debut of Damian Lorio as conductor and Music Director of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra. The evening’s performance marked the first in this season’s calendar and included Glinka, Elgar with violin soloist Matthew Trusler, and Beethoven’s 5th.
Milton Keynes City Orchestra gave its first performance back in February 1975. Nearly 40 years later it has built a national reputation, establishing itself as ‘the live classical music resource for Milton Keynes and the surrounding area’. It plays an important part in the cultural life of the city, engaging particularly with the education sector, the business community, and as a valuable arts resource. At last night’s performance, Milton Keynes Community Foundation presented the Christopher Hopkinson Memorial Bursary to the winner of the 2014 award for musical excellence in classical music.
To find out more about MKCO and to see their new concert listings, visit their website here.