Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 1997, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 25th anniversary with the 2022/23 season. Since its beginnings, the orchestra has been self-governing and fully committed to a culture of listening that has found its way into the MCO's unique DNA through founding mentor Claudio Abbado, among others. The 45 musicians share a passion for deepening their relationship with the audience, leading to several off-stage musical encounters and projects such as "Feel the Music", which has been bringing music to deaf and hard-of-hearing children since 2012. During the pandemic concert break, the orchestra devoted itself to crucial topics such as sustainability and digitality, which also led to the collaboration with Henrik Oppermann / Schallgeber and the series of virtual reality experiences named Future Presence.