The Basel Chamber Orchestra makes its Australian debut in these special performances
featuring renowned cellist Sol Gabetta.
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.
Join us for three days of music and art amongst the vines in Western Australia’s picturesque Margaret River region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘The Four Seasons’ performed
by ACO Collective and directed by internationally acclaimed Finnish violinist Pekka
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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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.
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.
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.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Beethoven & Mendelssohn’
performed by ACO Collective and directed by one of Finland’s most internationally
successful string quartets, META4.
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.
Directed by Richard Tognetti, this program features Beethoven’s joyful
Seventh Symphony and Slava Grigoyan in Rodrigo's ever-popular Guitar Concerto.
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.