ACO Virtual presents the Australian Chamber Orchestra as you have never seen them before. This world-first installation places visitors in the middle of the virtual orchestra where they can conduct, isolate parts and even play along. With music by Grieg, Bach, Smalley and Piazzolla, visitors experience performing music from across the ages with one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras.

JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G: 1st movement
SMALLEY Strung Out (excerpt)
GRIEG (arranged Tognetti) String Quartet in G minor: 1st movement

Free curriculum-linked resources are available to teachers to prepare students before their visit, with activities to complete while at the installation and tasks to complete following their experience. These resources, for students from primary and secondary classes, ensure deeper learning outcomes as a part of visiting ACO Virtual. 

“The students had never seen anything like it – they had a fantastic experience…it was a once in a lifetime experience for these children – the benefit is lifelong and fosters a passion for the arts that they otherwise would never gain.” Teacher

“I thought that a really good tool for seeing how the different parts in a composition are intertwined and how they fit with each other.” Audience Member

2017 Exhibitions Calendar

25 Feb - 9 Apr | Hamilton Art Gallery, VIC
15 - 30 Apr | Ballarat Art Gallery, VIC
8-24 Jun | NORPA, Lismore, NSW
6-27 May | Old Fire Station, Bendigo, VIC
2-12 Jun | Horsham Town Hall, VIC
1 -30 Jul | Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD
1 Jul - 30 Aug | Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey, NSW

Creative Team

ACO Virtual was produced by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and MOD Productions.

Michela Ledwidge Artist & Director
Richard Tognetti ACO Artistic Director & Lead Violin
Mish Sparks Executive Producer
Cristina Dio Producer
Simon Lear Sound Designer, Bsound



Perfect for students, school groups may book exclusive education sessions supplemented by teacher resources and lesson plans. The interactive features of the installation provide a unique understanding of how music is constructed. You may also invite your music or dance students to perform along with the Orchestra. 

'This is a once in a lifetime experience for some of these children, the benefit is lifelong and fosters a passion for the arts that they otherwise would never gain.' Teacher at Melbourne Recital Centre Exhibition

For more information on exhibiting and Education resources visit our ACO Virtual exhibitor information page

School Resources