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Giving GREAT MUSIC to Columbus

since 1979

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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.

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The second performance of A NIGHT AT THE OPERA on March 26th will be held at 5 PM at Glenwood United Methodist Church, 2833 Valleyview Dr, Columbus, 43204*

A Night at the Opera!

Let great voices take you soaring as we perform Act II and III from Puccini's Madama Butterfly, live in concert Also, don't miss violist Lois Seward joining the orchestra in Vaughan Williams Suite for Viola and Orchestra.

Sunday March 26th, 2023 @ 5 P. M.

Glenwood United Methodist Church

2833 Valleyview Drive

Columbus, OH 43204

Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Puccini: Act II & III from "Madama Butterfly"

Luis Biava, Conductor

Lois Seward, Viola

Chelsea Hart Melcher, Soprano

Carolyn Redman, Mezzo Soprano

Andrew Blosser, Tenor

Robert Kerr, Baritone

* Concert dates and times subject to change- check this website to keep up to date!


Comment? Question? 

OR are you interested in playing in the orchestra? Either way, We'd LOVE to hear from you!

Feel free to use the form on the right to give us any feedback!

If you are a musician interested in making great music with us, please tell us what instrument you play, and a bit about your experience! You can also email us directly at:


Ascension Lutheran Church
1479 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH 43229


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