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Maruki Community Orchestra

A bunch of Canberra people making beautiful music together...

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Upcoming concerts

Maruki Community Orchestra presents A fond farewell, in memory of John Gould, to be held on Sunday 3 December 2023

$25/$20, U12 free. Family and group discounts available (online only).
3–5pm, Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave.

- Enigma Variations, IX, 'Nimrod' by Edward Elgar
- Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Sérénade Mélancolique Op. 26 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
featuring violin soloist Winsa Daniswara
- Symphony No. 1 in C Minor Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms

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Please purchase online in advance, ticket sales at the door will be limited.

There will be no afternoon tea at interval. Please bring your own refreshments.

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Vale John Gould, our founder, conductor and friend. You inspired us all. Rest in peace, love, light and music.

6 September 1940 – 21 November 2023

The Maruki Community Orchestra (MCO) is an innovative community symphony orchestra devoted to all musicians in Canberra region - regardless of age, experience and skill level, who have strong interests in playing classical musical instruments in an orchestra environment and who wish to develop their skills and express their musicality.

MCO enables its players to achieve successes not otherwise possible in a positive, encouraging environment. We also develop these talents by playing in ensembles and smaller chamber orchestras - which extends well into the community's requirements for smaller orchestras able to play in smaller community performance spaces - at festivals, in special places such as homes for the aged, and at events at our national institutions.

Above all we are a community of enthusiastic musicians who not only enjoy exploring beautiful music, but also each other's company. To this end our rehearsal afternoon teas and musical soirées are legendary!

MCO is a very special community music project.

Please explore this website to find out more.

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