ACO VIRTUAL

ACO Virtual presents the Australian Chamber Orchestra as you have never seen them before. This world-first installation places students 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, students experience performing music from across the ages with one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras.

Teachers are provided with free curriculum-linked resources 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. To find out more, visit aco.com.au/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

Exhibitions Calendar

13 Aug – 11 Sep 2016 | Griffith Regional Art Gallery  

2017 dates and locations to be announced shortly.

Experience what the cellos sound like on their own, or the violas, or even just the double bass;

  • Take the helm of the 'greatest chamber orchestra on earth' and stand in for Richard Tognetti himself. 

  • ACO Virtual runs for approximately 30 minutes on a loop, so that you can enter the installation at any time, and features the following carefully selected works:

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

    Exhibitions Calendar

    13 Aug – 11 Sep 2016 | Griffith Regional Art Gallery  

    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

    Awards

    Education

    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