The Calcutta Chamber Orchestra

The Calcutta School of Music financially supports a full time orchestra, the Calcutta Chamber Orchestra (CCO), made up of a full fledged string ensemble of professional musicians. The school pays each musician a stipend for each practice session and an honorarium for concert performances. The school tries to organise trainers from overseas to further the skills of these musicians. Conductors have come and stayed for medium term to work with the orchestra on a chosen repertoire culminating in a concert.

The CCO has been performing several times a year at prestigious events and for eminent personalities and foreign dignitaries. It has played for a documentary film for the famous film director Mr. Gautam Ghosh. The Orchestra has recorded a CD with SaReGaMa, sponsored by M Junction, which was released by H.E. The Governor of West Bengal, Shri M.K. Narayanan, on 1st December 2010. The members of the CCO have played in operas like Fakir of Benaras, The Pearl Fishers and La Traviata, produced by the Neemrana Foundation. Members of the CCO have joined in and performed with orchestras in many other cities of India. Selected members of the CCO regularly perform at the lounges of ITC Sonar, Taj Bengal and Park Plaza.