THE BOMBAY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
(Affiliated to the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras)
The Bombay Chamber Orchestra (BCO) Society was founded in 1962 as an educational trust, primarily to offer free coaching to the young musical talent of the city in the techniques of orchestral playing. Its aim is, not only to offer free music education, but also to create an environment and incentive to encourage young talent to continue to work at the instruments of their choice. Several young students who made their performing debuts with the orchestra have established themselves in successful careers as professional musicians throughout the world. The orchestra is listed in several international directories of orchestras and is a member of the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras (WFAO).
The BCO is an amateur orchestra, celebrated its Golden Jubilee year in 2012. It
is the only
Indian symphony orchestra that functions and performs on a regular basis with a
concert standard of performance.
It performs 5-6 concerts a year in Mumbai, often in collaboration with
international guest conductors and soloists, and has also performed in
Besides providing Mumbaiís music-lovers the opportunity to enjoy music produced
by their city orchestra, the BCO Society serves the dual purpose of filling in,
to some extent, the great void created by the lack of a school or academy of
music in the city of