The Four Seasons (Nov/Dec)

The Four Seasons (Nov/Dec)2 - 9 December 2015

Experience the ACO’s critically acclaimed highlight concert of the 2015 Season. Delve into Richard Tognetti’s unique exploration of musical connections between East and West, as he pairs Vivaldi’s Baroque masterpiece with original compositions by ARIA Award-winning oud virtuoso, Joseph Tawadros. 

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Vasse Felix Festival 2015

Vasse Felix Festival 201511 - 13 December 2015

Join us for three days of music and art amongst the vines in Western Australia’s picturesque Margaret River region.

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Beethoven & The 21st Century

Beethoven & The 21st Century4 - 19 February 2016

Finnish violinist and long-time friend of the ACO, Pekka Kuusisto, takes up his position as ACO Collective Artistic Director for this season-opening salvo of far-reaching music.

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The Reef (Revisited)

The Reef (Revisited)12 February 2016

After huge critical acclaim in 2012 and 2013 in Australia The Reef returns to Sydney for one night only before embarking on its North American tour.

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The Reef - USA Tour

The Reef - USA Tour16 - 20 February 2016

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable visual and sonic experience of breathtaking imagery from Australia’s Ningaloo Reef and a fascinating score of music ranging from Bach to Pete Seeger, performed live by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
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Tarrawarra Festival 2016

Tarrawarra Festival 201619 - 20 March 2016

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.

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Cinemusica2 - 12 April 2016

Despite over 80 years of combined music-making, Cinemusica marks the first exciting collaboration between Synergy Percussion and the ACO, showcasing the thrilling sonic possibilities of strings and percussion and a shared love of film.

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ACO Collective - The Four Seasons

ACO Collective - The Four Seasons29 April - 8 May 2016

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘The Four Seasons’ performed by ACO Collective and directed by internationally acclaimed Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto. 

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Beethoven & Mozart V

Beethoven & Mozart V5 - 21 May 2016

In this tour de force directed by Richard Tognetti, the Grosse Fuge takes its original place as the finale of the String Quartet Op.130, a work that veers from torrential passion to aching beauty.

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Theft3 - 4 June 2016

Theft examines music’s past and present to ask questions about the nature of creativity and ownership, taking the audience on a highly entertaining exploration of this secret history.

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Sequenza Italiana

Sequenza Italiana25 June - 10 July 2016

In 2014, ACO audiences roared their approval of the exhilarating mastery of maverick cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima’s performances across Australia. In 2016 he returns for an unmissable celebration of five centuries of Italian music, ably joined by soloists from the ACO.

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Leonskaja & Mozart

Leonskaja & Mozart26 August - 7 September 2016

Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Mozart’s Jeunehomme Piano Concerto, perhaps his first genuine masterpiece, and a bold and elegant work that sparkles with wit and vigour.

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ACO Collective - Beethoven & Mendelssohn

ACO Collective - Beethoven & Mendelssohn2 - 16 September 2016

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Beethoven & Mendelssohn’ performed by ACO Collective and directed by one of Finland’s most internationally successful string quartets, META4. 

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Intimate Beethoven

Intimate Beethoven23 - 26 September 2016

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.

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Julia Lezhneva

Julia Lezhneva8 - 18 October 2016

Julia Lezhneva's voice is impeccably suited to the intricacy and passion of the Baroque masters.

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Tognetti & ACO Soloists

Tognetti & ACO Soloists16 - 19 October 2016

Relish the melodic invention and dynamic flow of two of the Baroque’s finest composers with the ACO, directed by Richard Tognetti.

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Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII

Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII30 October - 7 November 2016

Directed by Richard Tognetti, this program features Beethoven’s joyful Seventh Symphony and Slava Grigoyan in Rodrigo's ever-popular Guitar Concerto.

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Beethoven Finale

Beethoven Finale18 - 28 November 2016

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.

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Vivaldi & Bach

Vivaldi & Bach7 December 2016

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.

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