Experience the ACO at its most intimate with two haunting treasures from the
giants of music, Mozart and Beethoven, that journey from meditation to elation.
Julia Lezhneva's voice is impeccably suited to the intricacy and passion
of the Baroque masters.
Relish the melodic invention and dynamic flow of two of the Baroque’s
finest composers with the ACO, directed by Richard Tognetti.
Don’t miss the ACO's grand symphonic event of the year. Features Beethoven’s
joyful Seventh Symphony directed by Richard Tognetti, and one of the most popular
concertos of our time, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, performed by
virtuoso guitarist Slava Grigoryan.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to return to Emanuel Synagogue, for
a second inspiring performance in its elegant surrounds.
As the Barbican Centre’s first Artist-in-Residence at Milton Court Concert
Hall, Richard Tognetti takes London by storm in 2016 and 2017, appearing as solo
recitalist, genre-defying performer, pedagogue and of course, as first amongst
equals with the ACO.
The ACO’s journey through Beethoven's late quartets culminates
with a presentation of the composer’s own favourite, String Quartet Op.131,
the epitome of his later style: expansive, visceral, and utterly affecting.
Directed by Richard Tognetti, this enchanting program includes two ever-popular
and immediately appealing works by Bach, while two concertos from Vivaldi will
invite the ACO’s violins and cello to take energetic flight.
Sex. Adultery. Betrayal. Murder. Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata
has it all. And Janáček’s musical rendering of this scandalous tale
serves as the thread for this innovative opening to the 2017 season.
With a blend of fine art, live music and stunning views, this weekend-long festival
in the Yarra Valley, only an hour from Melbourne, features intimate concerts directed
by Richard Tognetti.
With Richard Tognetti at the helm for these performances, you will experience his
vision of Bach’s magnificent writing for violin – a vision that
has earned him three consecutive ARIA awards for his recordings of Bach’s violin
In a group the size of the ACO, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble
of soloists. This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s
In 2015, Uluru provided an inspirational setting for the inaugural ACO Uluru
Festival – a partnership between the ACO and Voyages Ayers Rock Resort.
We are delighted to once again present the weekend festival in June 2017,
led by Richard Tognetti.
- 20 August 2017
An epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated
Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom.
Building on the achievement of the ACO’s The Reef, Mountain
reflects on the beauty, diversity and fragility of these timeless natural
monuments: symbols of spirituality; haven from man-made devastation; essential to
the planet’s eco-system.
Crying – whether tears of happiness or grief – forms the central
theme of this inventive program of music by Schubert, Dowland and Britten,
as Swedish violist Malin Broman steps in as Guest Director of ACO Collective.
Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of the world’s leading performers
of Mozart. Alongside Richard Tognetti and an intimate ACO ensemble, Kristian
takes on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.13.
Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins Pekka Kuusisto and ACO
Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ soulful Clarinet Quintet.
Norwegian violinist and Artistic Director of the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber
Orchestra, Henning Kraggerud has built a reputation as the world’s
leading interpreter of Grieg.
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- 13 October 2017
The world’s greatest living flautist Emmanuel Pahud is back! Twelve
years after his Australian debut, one of Richard Tognetti’s great musical friends
returns to perform with the ACO.
Souvenir de Florence is Tchaikovsky’s exuberant postcard from an Italian
summer holiday, brimming with carefree energy and lush melodic fancy. Tchaikovsky’s
ability to craft a heart-tugging melody remains hard to beat.
The last time the ACO performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio critics, audiences
and the Orchestra themselves considered it the concert of the year. In 2017, the Choir
of London join the Orchestra again for this wonderfully festive oratorio.
Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective perform Mozart’s and Dvořák’s
most famous serenades, both written explicitly for evening performance,
followed by a nocturne, literally “for night time”.