Between The Bars

When you explore the world as much as we do, you always encounter incredible people with fascinating stories to tell. Between The Bars with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra takes you behind the scenes and beyond the music through conversations with the artists and people that we meet on our journey exploring the world.

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Monday Dec 07, 2020

What will the future look like? Sound like? Be like? Delve into the multidisciplinary mind of MCO Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto, as together we probe the limits of the possible and imagine the impossible in the latest episode of Between The Bars. With host Yannick Dondelinger we discuss climate change, holograms, the difficulties of original thought, and why women make better cars. Plus, hear MCO members talk about the joy of making music together again.

Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Meet the musician who takes being a high-flying success more literally than most. Daniel Harding began working with the MCO in 1997. Now he's not only one of the most-sought after conductors in the world, but also a qualified commercial airline pilot. Join our host Yannick Dondelinger as he sits down with his friend of over 20 years to talk about flying planes and conducting Mozart.

Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Sunscreen in winter? Sleeping with one eye shut? Violinist Kirsty Hilton and Trombone player Mark Hampson go Between the Bars with Yannick Dondelinger to share stories about growing up in one part of the world and making music in another. And for our first Matti Moment, he goes hunting for tips to banish jetlag and discovers that the MCO has much more in common with birds than song.

Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Somewhere between being artists and explorers, the MCO have discovered a secret sweet spot backstage, where the worldly life of being a touring musician gives way to unexpected encounters and life-changing experiences. As we travel the world, collecting stories and making memories, we invite you to share in our nomadic life and come with us on our never-ending journey behind the music and between the bars.

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