The ORCW has been based in Mons for over half a century. It often collaborates with the greatest artists on the most important international stages as well as performing regularly in Mons, the Cultural Capital of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the European Capital of Culture 2015.
- Mstislav Rostropovitch, Philippe Hirschhorn, Ivry Gitlis, Aldo Ciccolini, Gidon Kremer, Arthur Grumiaux, José Van Dam, Mischa Maïski, Maurice André, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Louis Lortie, Antoine Tamestit, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Michel Portal, Paul Meyer, Mathieu Herzog, Miguel da Silva, Jean-Philippe Collard, Anne Quéffelec, Barnabás Kelemen, Gary Hoffman, Richard Galliano, Gérard Caussé, Maria João Pires and others.
- Paris, Amsterdam, Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Bucharest, Bayreuth, Munich, Luxembourg, Zurich, Geneva, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Brussels and elsewhere.
The ORCW has been a partner of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Belgium for more than 20 years, a regular contributor to the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and numerous Belgian and international festivals.
It performs regularly under the leadership of the first violin, Jean-François Chamberlan.
In Mons, in partnership with M.A.R.S. (Mons Arts de la Scène) and with the support of the City of Mons, the ORCW presents a diverse and original repertoire, with musicians of great renown, both Belgian and foreign. It holds concerts for young audiences and it gives young artists from the Academy of Music of Mons and ARTS2 (École Supérieure des Arts) the chance to perform.