Moses Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Clemens Malich

The Moses Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra (MKO) is part of the Mendelssohn orchestra family (with the Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn orchestras), which is part of the award-winning music initiative The Young ClassX. The artistic director of all three orchestras is Clemens Malich, professor at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama, who founded the MKO in order to perform rarely performed or almost forgotten works such as those by composer Joseph Boulogne or Mieczyslaw Weinberg in addition to special concert formats. Highlights for the MKO include performances and CD recordings in the NDR Podium der Jungen series with ARD prizewinners, as well as under Kent Nagano in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie. Already in its first year of existence (2019), highlights include performances with the John Neumeier Bundesjugendballett and ensemble members of the Embassy of Hope and the Thalia Theater. The MKO has been the sponsor orchestra of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra since 2023.

Moses Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Copyright Marcus Kröger