Three outstanding orchestras, one superlative chorus, and an authoritative music library located in a vibrant music center The Netherlands Broadcasting Music Center (MCO) is a musical institution with a well-defined identity at the very center of Dutch musical life. The Music Center is committed to the highest standards of performance and prides itself not only on the imaginative programming of its orchestras and chorus but its superlative music library. What makes the Center unique is the cooperation between its high-level musical groups within a single organizational structure, a cooperation that leads to innovation, superlative music-making and artistic creativity.
The Music Center strives to further the cultural ambitions of national broadcasting in the broadest sense of these words. For those of you who might think that its 300 musicians spend their creative time locked in studios, think again. Gone are the days of radio orchestras performing for the exclusive listening pleasure of the radio audience! The musicians associated with the broadcasting orchestras present hundreds of public concerts, embark on international tours, offer multimedia simulcasts and release tens of cds each season.
Meeting the artistic demands of a new millennium, the Music Center is committed to its credo of adventurous, challenging and listener-friendly programming. Musicians, technicians and expert librarians join together to ensure that four centuries of great music are recorded, performed, streamed, simulcastand registered on an ever-growing array of media. Located near the geographic center of TheNetherlands, the Music Center has grown from a national cultural focal point to an international center for the musical arts thanks to its spirit of innovation and commitment to quality.