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William Barton

William Barton, Didge Fusion

It was a joy to return to City Recital Hall for ACO Transfigured, our first series of live concert hall performances in over six months. We were honoured to share the occasion with our long-time friend, Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist, William Barton, who joined us on stage to open each performance with his original composition, 'Didge Fusion'.

We’re pleased to premiere a special recording of this remarkable and moving piece. 'Didge Fusion' features Barton on vocals, guitar and didgeridoo, joined by members of the ACO.

Premiering 6pm AEST, Friday September 25.

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There's a sea in my bedroom

There's a Sea in my Bedroom

David is frightened of the sea. He does not like it at all, not one bit. But one day he finds a conch shell at the beach and takes it home – and he hears the sea trapped inside. 'Come out, sea, come out,' he says softly. 'I won't hurt you.’

Following last year's sell out season, The Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Opera House are proud to present an exclusive digital performance of There’s a Sea in My Bedroom, a beautifully re-imagined story by award-winning author Margaret Wild.

Weaving captivating storytelling with an original score performed by the ACO, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom is an immersive introduction to live music, capturing the magic of a child's fantasy world.

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ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti

Paganini Dreaming

Richard performs Paganini's Caprice No. 21 in this brand-new recording.
ACO Premiere

Arvo Pärt's 'Tabula Rasa'

The musicians of the ACO perform Arvo Pärt’s sublime Tabula Rasa in isolation in this special video produced by Richard Tognetti and cinematographer Jon Frank.


ACO in Concert: Kilar's 'Orawa'

A favourite of the Orchestra and ACO audiences, Orawa evokes a band of folk fiddlers who reach a stirring rhythmic frenzy in the broad expanse of the breathtaking Tatra highlands.

Shostakovich String Quartet No.8

Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, Principal Violin Satu Vänskä, Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve give a spellbinding performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet.

ACO Backstage: The Balkan Express

Infused with virtuosic performances of folk music, traditional dancing, and evocative imagery, ACO violinist Maja Savnik has created a quirky and stirring tribute to her Balkan heritage, filmed from her Sydney home.

ACO Home to Home: Da Pacem Domine

A brand-new filmed recording of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, Principal Violin Satu Vänskä, Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve performing Arvo Pärt’s Da Pacem Domine, recorded live from their homes to yours.
Tipi and Liisa

ACO Home to Home: Liisa Pallandi & Timo-Veikko Valve

Join ACO violinist Liisa Pallandi and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve for an intimate duet recital performed from their Sydney home.
ACO Up Close

ACO Backstage: Up Close with Ike and Liz 

ACO violinist Ike See and ACO violist Elizabeth Woolnough give an intimate performance in the spectacular Shakespeare Room within the State Library of NSW (filmed earlier in the year).
Musica Surfica

Musica Surfica

Musica Surfica, directed by Mick Sowry and featuring Derek Hynd, combines Richard's two greatest passions - music and surfing - and is the project that launched his fascination with blending genres and experiencing music in a multi-sensory way.
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