Giving GREAT MUSIC to Columbus
Welcome to the 44th season of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra!
Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra was founded in February 1979 by a group of amateur musicians who wanted to play chamber music. We have since grown from our initial chamber size to a full-blown symphony orchestra, and our repertoire has expanded accordingly. Membership is open to musicians in Central Ohio with a desire to create great music. MCO has enjoyed a succession of professional conductors. Our first was Timothy Russell—now emeritus conductor of ProMusica of Columbus. Since 2001 we have been under the baton of Luis Biava.
Funded primarily through dues from members, the orchestra gratefully accepts donations.
Luis Biava has been the Music Director and Conductor of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra since 2001.
Maestro Biava serves as principal cellist with the Columbus Symphony, and is also the Music Director and Conductor of the New Albany Symphony.
He has studied conducting with David Zinman and Murray Sidlin, as well as cello performance with Leonard Rose (among many others).
Whether on the podium, performing as a soloist, section or chamber musician, Luis' charm, dynamism, patience, humor and intellect always shine through in his vibrant and brilliant performances.
Concerts are FREE to the public, and are held at Ascension Lutheran Church
1479 Morse Rd, Columbus, 43229*
RAISE THE FLAG
To start season 44 the orchestra takes a moment to recognize the heroic struggles of the people of Ukraine in a concert titled
RAISE THE FLAG
Mark your calendar, and join us!
Sunday November 12th, 2023 @ 7 P. M.
Ascension Lutheran Church
1479 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
Charles Ives : Decoration Day
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Suzanne Newcomb, Piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17
Luis Biava, Conductor
The fight against oppression is as old as humankind, and still touches all of us. The orchestra will be joined by pianist Suzanne Newcomb to explore an array of reflections on conflict and triumph from three unique composers.
* Concert dates and times subject to change- check this website to keep up to date!
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