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My Life in the ACO Inspire Quartet

My Life in the ACO Inspire Quartet

Violist Will Clark discusses his time working as an integral part of the ACO’s Education Program.

2018

Dive In: Respighi, Britten & Vasks

Dive In: Respighi, Britten & Vasks

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the music and composers that will appear in this Melbourne Recital Centre exclusive.

2018

Live in the Studio: Alina Ibragimova

Live in the Studio: Alina Ibragimova

Our Guest Director leads the Orchestra through the intense fourth movement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

2018

ACO Move Testimonials

ACO Move Testimonials

Testimonials from participants, spectators and musicians at ACO Move's presentation day.

2017

Residency at London’s Barbican Centre

Residency at London’s Barbican Centre

Announcing our three-year residence as International Associate Ensemble at the Barbican Centre in London.

2017

Watch: Mountain Trailer

Watch: Mountain Trailer

Watch the official trailer of Mountain, a documentary feature that explores the fear and fascination around climbing high peaks.

2017

Giveaways: April

Giveaways: April

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

The ACO acquires a rare 300-year old Stradivarius

The ACO acquires a rare 300-year old Stradivarius

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our instrument collection - a 1726 Stradivarius.

2018

Podcast: Behind-the-scenes in London

Podcast: Behind-the-scenes in London

The ACO’s Multimedia, Music Technology and Artistic Assistant Joseph Nizeti takes you behind the scenes of our first season in-residence at London’s Barbican Centre.

2018

Dive In: Branford Marsalis

Dive In: Branford Marsalis

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the music and composers that will appear in our tour with Branford Marsalis.

2018

Natalia Harvey - 2017 Emerging Artists

Natalia Harvey - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Natalia Harvey's video portrait by NIDA student Rachel Kerry.

2017

In Conversation with Ilya Gringolts

In Conversation with Ilya Gringolts

In an excerpt from our Concert Program, writer Emily Bitto meets Ilya Gingolts to discuss what he searches for in music.

2018

Audience Feedback: Steven Isserlis Plays Shostakovich

Audience Feedback: Steven Isserlis Plays Shostakovich

Audience members share their impressions of our national tour with Steven Isserlis.

2018

Dive In: Brahms & Dvořák

Dive In: Brahms & Dvořák

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the composers that feature in the closing concert of our 2019 Season.

2018

Dark with Excessive Bright

Dark with Excessive Bright

A short film that shines light on the creative process that goes into newly commissioned music.

2018

A day in London with Glenn Christensen

A day in London with Glenn Christensen

We sent photographer Wolter Peeters out with Glenn to see how he balances work and travel when on the road.

2017

Barbican Centre Program Announced

Barbican Centre Program Announced

Announcing our adventurous first season as the Barbican Centre's International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court.

2018

Live in the Studio: Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Live in the Studio: Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Get a taste of the Goldberg Variations’ string arrangement in our newest Live in the Studio video.

2018

WATCH: Missy & Max Collaboration

WATCH: Missy & Max Collaboration

The beginnings of a short feature focusing on the collaboration between composer Missy Mazzoli and our Principal Bass Max.

2018

Diamond Clarity and Velvet Heat

Diamond Clarity and Velvet Heat

Writer Kate Holden discusses the 1726 'Belgiorno' Stradivarius with Satu Vänskä.

2018

Interpreting Bach

Interpreting Bach

In an excerpt from our Concert Program, Martin McKenzie-Murray talks to the two minds behind our reimagination of Bach’s Goldberg Variations about interpretation.

2018

Announcing: Nicole Car ‘Heroines’

Announcing: Nicole Car ‘Heroines’

A live recording of our 2018 collaboration with Australia’s operatic sensation will be released next week through ABC Classics.

2018

Nicholas Mulroy on Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Nicholas Mulroy on Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Hear from Choir of London Evangelist Nicholas Mulroy on the joy of performing Bach's festive epic.

2017

Dive In: Beethoven & Prokofiev

Dive In: Beethoven & Prokofiev

ACO Librarian Bernard Rofe sheds light on the music that Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani will guide the Orchestra through in 2019.

2018

Giveaways: May

Giveaways: May

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

Live in the Studio: Mozart's Grande Sestetto Concertante

Live in the Studio: Mozart's Grande Sestetto Concertante

Hear a sample from rehearsals of our 'Transforming Strauss & Mozart' chamber tour.

2018

Dive In: Mozart, Haydn & More

Dive In: Mozart, Haydn & More

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the thinking behind Pekka Kuusisto's programming in the first ACO Collective tour of 2019.

2018

2017 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

2017 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

Get to know our Emerging Artists in these video portraits from NIDA's emerging directors.

2017

Melissa on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto

Melissa on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto

ACO cellist Melissa Barnard unpacks the monumental concerto from a player’s perspective.

2018

WATCH: The Legend of Bach's Goldberg Variations

WATCH: The Legend of Bach's Goldberg Variations

From an insomniac Count to a visionary Canadian, we take you through the entire 300-year history of the Goldbergs in just two minutes. Strap in.

2018

WATCH: 2018 Season In Conversation

WATCH: 2018 Season In Conversation

Richard Tognetti discusses the 2018 Season with our Managing Director Richard Evans

2017

Audience Feedback: Nicole Car

Audience Feedback: Nicole Car

The audience's take on our debut concerts with Nicole Car.

2018

Helena on the genius of Haydn

Helena on the genius of Haydn

Sarah Price discusses Haydn's 'London' Symphony with Principal Violin Helena Rathbone.

2018

UPDATE: Touring with Antony Jeffrey

UPDATE: Touring with Antony Jeffrey

The ACO's former General Manager discusses his guided international music tours with Alumni Travel.

2018

Dive In: Intimate Bach

Dive In: Intimate Bach

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the guest artists and music that feature in our 2019 chamber celebration of Bach.

2018

WATCH: Richard Tognetti & Steven Isserlis

WATCH: Richard Tognetti & Steven Isserlis

Richard Tognetti and cellist Steven Isserlis reflect on over 25 years of friendship.

2018

Liisa prepares for Europe

Liisa prepares for Europe

Liisa Pallandi tells us what she's expecting from the upcoming European Tour. #ACOEurope17

2017

Audience Feedback: Tognetti's Beethoven

Audience Feedback: Tognetti's Beethoven

Members of the audience share their impressions on our explosive season finale.

2018

Nicole Car: Me as Me

Nicole Car: Me as Me

Nicole Car sat down with Steve Dow for a profile piece ahead of her ACO debut.

2018

Sizing up Intimate Mozart

Sizing up Intimate Mozart

A look at why we've stripped back Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13 to a Piano Quintet.

2017

Music & Melancholy

Music & Melancholy

Arts Editor for The Weekly Review and faculty member for The School of Life, Myke Bartlett music's ability to identify and amplify our most elusive emotions. Image credit: John Craig

2018

Our Goldberg Variations Harpsichord

Our Goldberg Variations Harpsichord

Harpsichord craftsman Carey Beebe discusses his instrument and the 2003 Ruckers Double played by Erin Helyard in our Goldberg Variations tour.

2018

Looking Back on 2017

Looking Back on 2017

As the year draws to a close, our musicians revisit the moments from our 2017 season that stuck with them most.

2017

A chat with Samuel Adams

A chat with Samuel Adams

The American composer sat down with us to discuss his newly commissioned work “Movements (for us and them)".

2018

Live in the Studio: Bach Violin Concertos

Live in the Studio: Bach Violin Concertos

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Richard, Helena and the orchestra rehearsing Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.

2017

WATCH: Tognetti’s Beethoven Live Stream

WATCH: Tognetti’s Beethoven Live Stream

Our season finale concert will be streamed live from the Sydney Opera House, supported by our Principal Partner Virgin Australia.

2018

Understanding Shostakovich

Understanding Shostakovich

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Senior Curator of International Art sheds light onto the historical context that surrounded Dimitri Shostakovich.

2018

Announcement: Goldberg Variations Live Stream

Announcement: Goldberg Variations Live Stream

Our August 12 Goldberg Variations concert will be streamed Live on Facebook in partnership with the Sydney Opera House.

2018

Aiko discusses our upcoming Japan tour

Aiko discusses our upcoming Japan tour

ACO violinist Aiko Goto discusses our upcoming visit to Tokyo.

2018

ACO Foundations Program

ACO Foundations Program

Our pilot education program at Western Sydney’s St Marys North Public School is set to continue in 2019, following amazing results in its first year.

2018

Watch: Pahud and Tognetti in Conversation

Watch: Pahud and Tognetti in Conversation

Richard Tognetti and Emmanuel Pahud take a break between rehearsals to discuss their first encounter, upcoming program, and dedication to enriching music.

2017

Live in the Studio: Satu, Glenn, Tipi and the Orchestra rehearse Vivaldi

Live in the Studio: Satu, Glenn, Tipi and the Orchestra rehearse Vivaldi

Step into the ACO Studio with this sneak peek ahead of our ACO Soloists national tour.

2017

Satu Vänskä

Satu Vänskä

Sparks will fly as Satu and her 1728 Stradivarius take centre stage.

2017

Honing the Character

Honing the Character

UK pianist Steven Osborne speaks to writer Kate Holden about the ACO’s vibrancy and his upcoming chamber music tour.

2018

Ilya Visits J&A Beare's

Ilya Visits J&A Beare's

Violinist Ilya Isakovich returned to J&A Beare’s in London to discuss the ACO Instrument Fund’s 1728/29 Stradivari Violin.

2018

Unpacking Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Unpacking Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Get acquainted with the fascinating structure of Bach's epic choral work.

2017

Aiko's ACO Academy

Aiko's ACO Academy

To celebrate her 20th year with the Orchestra, we look back at the impact Aiko’s ACO Academy program has had on the lives of young musicians across Australia.

2018

Helpmann Awards 2017

Helpmann Awards 2017

ACO receive three nominations for this year's Helpmann Awards.

2017

2018 Season Guests

2018 Season Guests

Get to know the guests who will join the ACO in our 2018 National Concert Season.

2017

Aiko discusses ACO Academy

Aiko discusses ACO Academy

Aiko Goto, head of ACO Academy, gives an insight into the history of our school age education intensive.

2017

Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve

Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve

Our Principal Cello front and centre performs Debussy.

2017

Playlist: Summer Music from Melissa

Playlist: Summer Music from Melissa

Listen to a playlist put together by ACO cellist Melissa Barnard that captures the essence of summer for her family.

2018

Renan and Julian chat with The North Face

Renan and Julian chat with The North Face

The North Face interviews Renan Ozturk and Julian Thompson about their relationship with mountains

2017

Dive In: Serenades for Strings

Dive In: Serenades for Strings

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the romantic program of our second ACO Collective tour of 2019, directed by Helena Rathbone.

2018

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on Mozart

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on Mozart

Kristian Bezuidenhout discusses his concerto for Intimate Mozart.

2017

Live in the Studio: Haydn's 'London' Symphony

Live in the Studio: Haydn's 'London' Symphony

Watch the Orchestra rehearse Haydn's 'London' Symphony, a long held favourite featured in our 'Steven Isserlis plays Shostakovich' tour.

2018

LISTEN:ACO SOLOISTS

LISTEN:ACO SOLOISTS

Explore the music featured in the concert program, ahead of the national tour.

2017

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

ACO musicians share their picks for our 2018 season.

2017

Live in the Studio: Wagner's Prelude to Tristan und Isolde

Live in the Studio: Wagner's Prelude to Tristan und Isolde

Wagner's Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, stripped to its chamber core in this intimate rehearsal.

2018

Satu Performs Locatelli's Harmonic Labyrinth

Satu Performs Locatelli's Harmonic Labyrinth

Our Principal Violin takes on Locatelli's notoriously complex concerto.

2018

Our Steinway expert discusses the Goldberg Variations

Our Steinway expert discusses the Goldberg Variations

Ara Vartoukian OAM, proprietor of our piano partner Theme and Variations Piano Services, discusses the elements that strike him about Bach’s 'Goldberg Variations'.

2018

Why We Commission

Why We Commission

Learn why the ACO place such importance on performing and commissioning music from today’s composers.

2018

Missy and Max

Missy and Max

The story behind one of the most interesting commissioning processes we've ever been a part of.

2018

Playing in Vienna

Playing in Vienna

ACO Librarian Bernard Rofe explores the programming of our Vienna performances and the city's place in musical history.

2017

Watch: Captain Sharon Interview

Watch: Captain Sharon Interview

Captain Sharon discusses her relationship with mountains.

2017

Watch: In Conversation with James Ledger

Watch: In Conversation with James Ledger

Discover the motivation and challenges behind musical composition with James Ledger.

2017

ACO Inspire Quartet

ACO Inspire Quartet

The quartet travelled to Far North Queensland to participate in the Gondwana Cairns Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp.

2017

Henning Kraggerud Chats With the ACO

Henning Kraggerud Chats With the ACO

Henning Kraggerud talks Grieg, ahead of his upcoming Grieg & Beyond national tour.

2017

Watch: Mountain Audience Impressions

Watch: Mountain Audience Impressions

The world premiere audience share their impressions of our Mountain collaboration.

2017

Meaningful Gift Ideas

Meaningful Gift Ideas

Four gifts for Christmas that will fit the bill for different types of music lovers.

2017

Announcing: There's a Sea in My Bedroom

Announcing: There's a Sea in My Bedroom

Our first family concert series occurs next year at the Sydney Opera House, with original music from Paul Stanhope.

2018

Audience Feedback: Death and the Maiden

Audience Feedback: Death and the Maiden

Audience members share their praise for Alina Ibragimova's Death and the Maiden.

2018

Obsession and the Goldberg Variations

Obsession and the Goldberg Variations

We explore the all-consuming nature of Bach’s keyboard masterpiece.

2018

Ross Edwards' Entwinings

Ross Edwards' Entwinings

Learn about Entwinings, our newly commissioned Ross Edwards composition, which will premiere during Grieg & Beyond. Photo credit: Bridget Elliot

2017

Audience Feedback: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

Audience Feedback: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

Audience members discuss our transformative chamber program.

2018

Choral Music for Christmas

Choral Music for Christmas

Take time this Christmas to explore the blissful seasonal choral music of JS Bach and Arvo Pärt.

2018

Pekka on ACO Collective's WA Tour

Pekka on ACO Collective's WA Tour

Pekka Kuusisto discusses the upcoming ACO Collective tour of regional WA, which includes Vaughan Williams' much loved "The Lark Ascending".

2018

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on the ACO

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on the ACO

Kristian Bezuidenhout on performing with the ACO.

2017

Rollin Zhao - 2017 Emerging Artists

Rollin Zhao - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Rollin Zhao's video portrait by NIDA student Sarah Hadley.

2017

Tipi discusses our Finnish Debut

Tipi discusses our Finnish Debut

Principal Cello Timo-Veikko 'Tipi' Valve discusses our debut performances in his home country.

2017

The ACO Explore Tokyo

The ACO Explore Tokyo

Photographer Nic Walker captures behind-the-scenes moments from our recent tour to Japan.

2018

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Dancer Tara Jade Samaya channels the energy of Beethoven’s Fifth in the halls of Arts Centre Melbourne.

2018

Watch: Mountain Behind the scenes with Richard Tognetti

Watch: Mountain Behind the scenes with Richard Tognetti

Richard discusses the genesis of this cinematic and musical odyssey.

2017

Watch: Mountain Pre-Show Expectations

Watch: Mountain Pre-Show Expectations

The world premiere audience share their expectations prior to watching the Mountain premiere.

2017

Film and the Power of Music

Film and the Power of Music

UK film critic Ian Haydn Smith discusses the power of music in cinema, taking us through some of the most memorable collaborations in the process.

2018

ACO Instrument Fund: A Case Study for Impact Investments

ACO Instrument Fund: A Case Study for Impact Investments

The ACO Instrument Fund has been included as a case study in a new report on impactful investments within Australia.

2018

Water / Night Music

Water / Night Music

The Australian Chamber Orchestra and ABC Classics present the first Australian-produced classical vinyl for two decades, featuring the world-premiere recording of Water by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

2017

Richard Tognetti wins JC Williamson Award

Richard Tognetti wins JC Williamson Award

ACO’s Artistic Director has been announced the 2017 award winner.

2017

Interpreting the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Interpreting the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Composer, writer & presenter Andrew Ford speaks to Richard Tognetti about the scope for interpretation in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

2018

Emmanuel Pahud Interview

Emmanuel Pahud Interview

Emmanuel Pahud sat down with us ahead of his headline tour to discuss his reputation, dual life as an artist and long friendship with Richard Tognetti.

2017

Kyla Matsuura-Miller - 2017 Emerging Artists

Kyla Matsuura-Miller - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Kyla Matsuura-Miller's video portrait by NIDA student Shannan Ely.

2017

Mountain Gallery

Mountain Gallery

Ahead of the world premiere, explore scenes from the movie.

2017

The Virtuosity of Ilya Gringolts

The Virtuosity of Ilya Gringolts

See first hand the seemingly impossible virtuosity that has taken Ilya Gringolts to concert halls around the world.

2018

Dive In: Celebrating Mozart

Dive In: Celebrating Mozart

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the music that the ACO will perform with Dejan Lazić in Celebrating Mozart.

2018

Glenn Christensen

Glenn Christensen

Young violinist in the spotlight.

2017

Penrith Strings Concert

Penrith Strings Concert

Following an exciting line-up of activities, Penrith Strings will perform its first public concert of the year.

2017

What to Expect: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

What to Expect: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

Miriam Cosic speaks to Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve about word painting and transforming the music of Wagner, Strauss and Mozart.

2018

Julian Thompson talks about Mountain and ACO’s previous multimedia creations

Julian Thompson talks about Mountain and ACO’s previous multimedia creations

The cellist tells us about ACO's collaborations since he joined the Orchestra.

2017

Jack Ward - 2017 Emerging Artists

Jack Ward - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Jack Ward's video portrait by NIDA student Andrew McInnes

2017

What to Expect: Our tour with Steven Isserlis

What to Expect: Our tour with Steven Isserlis

Get acquainted with the wide-reaching program for our upcoming tour with Steven Isserlis.

2018

Dive In: Arvo Pärt & JS Bach

Dive In: Arvo Pärt & JS Bach

ACO Librarian Bernard Rofe takes us through the music, composers and guests in our first tour of 2019.

2018

Mountain Reviews

Mountain Reviews

“Mountain is a 70-minute rush of adrenaline; a safari into the sublime.”

2017

Ike & Glenn discuss Prince of Clouds

Ike & Glenn discuss Prince of Clouds

Ike & Glenn discuss Anna Clyne's Grammy-nominated composition, which they will perform as soloists to open our 2018 season.

2018

Everything Old is New Again

Everything Old is New Again

ABC Classic FM's Mornings presenter Martin Buzacott takes us deep into the nature of Tognetti Tchaikovsky Brahms' programming.

2018

2018 Emerging Artists Video Portraits

2018 Emerging Artists Video Portraits

Watch the 2018 video submissions for our annual collaboration with NIDA.

2018

Relive our Season with ABC Classic FM

Relive our Season with ABC Classic FM

The national broadcaster will revisit six of our recent concerts every weekend from now until mid-January.

2018

Mountain Film Festivals

Mountain Film Festivals

Mountain heads international for cinematic appearances at film festivals in the UK, Spain, Norway and Korea.

2017

Behind our first Season In-Residence at the Barbican

Behind our first Season In-Residence at the Barbican

The Barbican Centre’s Head of Music Huw Humphreys and our Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, discuss the first of our three annual seasons as International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court.

2018

Dive In: Nico Muhly and the New

Dive In: Nico Muhly and the New

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses Pekka Kuusisto and the ACO Collective's exciting new concert at Melbourne Recital Centre..

2018

By Special Arrangement

By Special Arrangement

The ACO’s Librarian Bernard Rofe discusses the history and art of the arrangement.

2018

Audio-described concert

Audio-described concert

Discounted tickets are available to patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions.

2017

Dive In: Indies & Idols

Dive In: Indies & Idols

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses some of the music that will be performed in 'Indies & Idols'.

2018

Bach | Beethoven: Fugue CD

Bach | Beethoven: Fugue CD

Richard Tognetti and the ACO release an album of fugues by two of the greatest composers of all time.

2017

Giveaways: March

Giveaways: March

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

Pioneers of the early music movement

Pioneers of the early music movement

Richard talks us through how they influenced his take on Bach.

2017

Watch: Bach's The Art Of Fugue

Watch: Bach's The Art Of Fugue

An exhilarating performance of Bach's Contrapunctus 1-4 from the composer's 'The Art of Fugue'.

2017

Listen: Bach Violin Concertos

Listen: Bach Violin Concertos

Listen to the concert program playlist ahead of the national tour.

2017

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: III

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: III

Copland's Simple Gift that Keeps on Giving

2017

Live in the Studio with Pekka Kuusisto & Sam Amidon

Live in the Studio with Pekka Kuusisto & Sam Amidon

See an intimate performance of Wedding Dress at the ACO Studio.

2017

Giveaways: February

Giveaways: February

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: II

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: II

The Dark Day

2017

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: I

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: I

And after the murder? What then?

2017

Listen: Murder & Redemption Concert Program

Listen: Murder & Redemption Concert Program

Listen to the concert program playlist ahead of the national tour.

2017

Watch: Pekka On Murder & Redemption

Watch: Pekka On Murder & Redemption

We’ve caught up with Pekka Kuusisto ahead of his Murder & Redemption tour.

2017

Discover: Sam Amidon

Discover: Sam Amidon

Take a look through the classic folk music performed by the artist in Murder and Redemption.

2017

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto on Shaker Loops

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto on Shaker Loops

Pekka describes what it takes to perform John Adams' seminal piece Shaker Loops.

2017

Watch: Pekka on Folk Music

Watch: Pekka on Folk Music

Pekka Kuusisto gives us a little taster of what to expect for Murder & Redemption.

2017

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto’s hilarious Proms encore

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto’s hilarious Proms encore

The fiddler had the Proms audience on its feet with a spirited Finnish folk song.

2016

Listen: Murder & Redemption

Listen: Murder & Redemption

Explore the music ahead of the national concert tour with Pekka Kuusisto, Sam Amidon and the ACO.

2017

Maserati Interview: Lorenza Borrani

Maserati Interview: Lorenza Borrani

Beethoven's Favourite National Tour Partner Maserati sat down with the fiery Italian violinist for a chat before her tour with the ACO.

2016

ACO40: The Fortieth Year book

ACO40: The Fortieth Year book

Richard and ACO musicians captured in pictures and in their own words, on stage, in rehearsal, and in their private lives.

2016

Satu's top 10 electronic tracks

Satu's top 10 electronic tracks

We've asked ACO's Principal Violin to share with us her all-time electronic favourites.

2016

ACO Next Update

ACO Next Update

John Winning hosts the final ACO Next event for the year.

2016

Watch: ACO Move

Watch: ACO Move

Our National Education Program also helps support ACO Move.

2016

1729 Guarneri Cello: Peter Weiss

1729 Guarneri Cello: Peter Weiss

ACO Principal Cello Tipi tells us what it's like to play this priceless gift from arts philanthropist Peter Weiss.

2016

Introducing the Shakers

Introducing the Shakers

Our season opener will feature John Adams’ minimalist masterpiece, Shaker Loops, and one of the Shakers’ most famous hymns.

2017

Vivaldi Cello Concerto

Vivaldi Cello Concerto

Timo-Veikko Valve takes on The Red Priests' piece.

2016

The Royal Children’s Hospital Program

The Royal Children’s Hospital Program

Peter Clark tells us more about the program that support the hospital's young patients.

2016

Vale Sir Neville Marriner, 1924 – 2016

Vale Sir Neville Marriner, 1924 – 2016

The ACO was sad to hear that Sir Neville Marriner has died, at the age of 92.

2016

ACO’s La Dolce Vita Gala Fundraiser

ACO’s La Dolce Vita Gala Fundraiser

We’ve captured some of the moments from Fundraiser, held at Sydney Town Hall on 9 Nov.

2016

Q&A: Slava Grigoryan

Q&A: Slava Grigoryan

One of the most important guitarists of our generation talks about his influences, favourite composers and more.

2016

Gift Guide

Gift Guide

A Festive Season gift guide by ACO musicians.

2016

Listen: Festive Season playlist

Listen: Festive Season playlist

Immerse yourself in the festivities with our playlist! ACO staff and musicians pick their favourite songs for the holidays.

2016

Two World Premieres of a Different Kind

Two World Premieres of a Different Kind

We send our love and best wishes to Principal Double Bass Maxime Bibeau and his family.

2016

Watch: Bach Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major

Watch: Bach Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major

See Richard Tognetti and the ACO rehearse an excerpt of the composer's elaborate work.

2016

Vote for Richard Tognetti in the Limelight Awards

Vote for Richard Tognetti in the Limelight Awards

Tognetti has just been nominated as Limelight magazine’s 2016 Australian Artist of the Year.

2016

WATCH: Julia Lezhneva

WATCH: Julia Lezhneva

Explore some of the singing sensation's most memorable performances.

2016

My travelling companion

My travelling companion

Melissa Barnard tells us what's it like to travel with her cello.

2016

Meet: Julia Lezhneva

Meet: Julia Lezhneva

We explore the meteoric rise of the young singing talent.

2016

Penrith Program

Penrith Program

St Catherine's School Waverley Orchestra visited St Marys North Public School as part of the Program.

2016

Meet Benjamin Adler: 2016 EA

Meet Benjamin Adler: 2016 EA

One of our newest Emerging Artists talks about his experiences with the ACO - since 2008.

2016

Helena Rathbone: Guadagnini Violin

Helena Rathbone: Guadagnini Violin

Our principal violinist reveals what it's like to play one of the world's most coveted instruments.

2016

New Order + ACO

New Order + ACO

Some pictures on an amazing night of music-making with New Order and Joe Duddell at the Sydney Opera House on 2 June.

2016

Beethoven & Mozart V Streaming

Beethoven & Mozart V Streaming

Listen to the concert that captured everyone's imagination - featuring Richard Tognetti and the ACO.

2016

LISTEN: Leonskaja's Mozart Playlist

LISTEN: Leonskaja's Mozart Playlist

Check out the music program ahead of the tour.

2016

Giovanni Sollima: Fecit Neap 17…

Giovanni Sollima: Fecit Neap 17…

A piece that transmits the composer's energy.

2016

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2016

Funding in the Small to Medium Arts Sector

Funding in the Small to Medium Arts Sector

Whilst the ACO congratulates all those companies who have successfully received funding, the news is not all good.

2016

ACO at the Peter Lehmann Cellar Door

ACO at the Peter Lehmann Cellar Door

A special performance in Barossa Valley for our longstanding wine sponsor.

2016

European tour: Menuhin Festival

European tour: Menuhin Festival

In July we perform a series of 3 concerts in the scenic Swiss alpine town of Gstaad.

2016

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for violin and piano

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for violin and piano

‘My music was always written after I had long been silent in the most literal sense of the word.'

2016

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret with Meow Meow

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret with Meow Meow

Celebrating the spirit of the Weimar Republic in London, Edinburgh and Tanglewood.

2016

Congratulations Aiko Goto

Congratulations Aiko Goto

The violinist was honoured by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

2016

Listen: Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII Playlist

Listen: Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national concert tour.

2016

Meet: Elisabeth Leonskaja

Meet: Elisabeth Leonskaja

Our partner, Theme & Variations, caught up with the unrivalled doyenne of the Russian old school.

2016

International tour

International tour

Our second international tour of the year is at full speed.

2016

Fine Music Interviews Leonskaja

Fine Music Interviews Leonskaja

Radio show host Simon Moore delves into Leonskaja's career ahead of her tour.

2016

Berio: Sequenzas for Violin & Double Bass

Berio: Sequenzas for Violin & Double Bass

‘A compositional love-letter from Berio to the repertoires and possibilities of each instrument.’

2016

Reconciliation Week 2016

Reconciliation Week 2016

The ACO is proud to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2016 and notes the special place, cultures and contributions of the first Australians.

2016

ACO Move Diary

ACO Move Diary

Emily Dash shares with us her experience as guest artist for the 2016 workshop series.

2016

Welcome to our 2017 Concert Season

Welcome to our 2017 Concert Season

A message from our Artistic Director Richard Tognetti.

2016

Sollima Versus Sollima

Sollima Versus Sollima

The intrepid Sicilian cellist sits down at the ACO Studio and performs with familiar guests.

2016

New Order & The ACO In Concert

New Order & The ACO In Concert

The best tweets, videos and photos from our audience and critics.

2016

Penrith Strings

Penrith Strings

This exciting performance was the culmination of work by an ensemble of 31 school students.

2016

Paganini: Daredevil Composer & Violinist

Paganini: Daredevil Composer & Violinist

We delve into the stories surrounding the composer.

2016

Barry Humphries on Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries on Weimar Cabaret

His personal take on a lifelong musical love affair.

2016

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

As part of Vivid Live we join New Order as they celebrate 35 years with a special live retrospective.

2016

2016 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

2016 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

An exciting collaboration with NIDA MFA (Directing) Program.

2016

Leonskaja: Lioness of the Keyboard

Leonskaja: Lioness of the Keyboard

We take a look at the life of one of the world's most experienced pianists.

2016

Sollima: A Brief History

Sollima: A Brief History

From when he met Richard Tognetti to his latest projects - a brief history of the Sicilian cellist.

2016

ACO Inspire Quartet in Worawa

ACO Inspire Quartet in Worawa

Our musicians meet 24 Indigenous teenage girls from across Australia.

2016

New Order CD giveaway

New Order CD giveaway

Subscribe to our Enews before 4 June for a chance to win a New Order’s Music Complete CD.

2016

Meet: Meta4 Quartet

Meet: Meta4 Quartet

The acclaimed Finnish quartet will direct ACO Collective on our upcoming regional tour.

2016

Live: Beethoven & Mozart V

Live: Beethoven & Mozart V

Our critically acclaimed concert featuring Richard Tognetti and the ACO at the Sydney Opera House.

2016

Beethoven Grosse Fuge: Live In The Studio

Beethoven Grosse Fuge: Live In The Studio

Richard Tognetti and the ACO rehearse one of the composer's masterpieces.

2016

LISTEN: Beethoven & Mozart V Playlist

LISTEN: Beethoven & Mozart V Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national tour.

2016

Behind-The-Scenes: Beethoven & Mozart V

Behind-The-Scenes: Beethoven & Mozart V

Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra in rehearsals ahead of the national tour.

2016

What Is A Fugue?

What Is A Fugue?

We explore the style of composition - including videos of fugues performed live.

2016

Tognetti: Beethoven's String Quartets

Tognetti: Beethoven's String Quartets

A very personal take on the masterworks from a musical genius.

2016

ACO Inspire Quartet on Tour

ACO Inspire Quartet on Tour

The Quartet kicked off 2016 with a tour to regional Queensland.

2016

Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp

Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp

Jenny Khafagi from the ACO Inspire Quartet told us about their experience at the annual Gondwana Camp.

2016

Penrith Strings at The Joan

Penrith Strings at The Joan

Ahead of their first public performance of the year, we take a look on the Program.

2016

Reflections On Gallipoli

Reflections On Gallipoli

Watch the Helpmann Award-winning concert, a heartfelt exploration of our ANZAC story.

2017

ACO Move: Applications are now open

ACO Move: Applications are now open

Movement and music for young people (17-24 years) with disability.

2016

Live In The Studio: The Four Seasons WA Tour

Live In The Studio: The Four Seasons WA Tour

Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective rehearse Vivaldi ahead of the WA tour.

2016

The Four Seasons WA tour

The Four Seasons WA tour

Discover the program ahead of the tour as Pekka & ACO Collective prepare to hit the road.

2016

ACO Music & Art Program

ACO Music & Art Program

The program is in full swing in primary schools in regional Australia.

2016

Worawa Aboriginal College Program

Worawa Aboriginal College Program

Find out more about our latest adaptation of the ACO Music & Art Program.

2016

Watch: Sollima & His Cello

Watch: Sollima & His Cello

We delve into some of the firebrand cellist's incredible live performances.

2016

Listen: Sequenza Italiana Playlist

Listen: Sequenza Italiana Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national concert tour.

2016

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries & Meow Meow are set to join the ACO in London and Edinburgh.

2016

Live In The Studio: Cinemusica

Live In The Studio: Cinemusica

Timothy Constable, Synergy Percussion, Bobby Singh and the ACO rehearse Cinemusica for the first time.

2016

WATCH: Percussion Classics

WATCH: Percussion Classics

Explore some of the classical world's most exciting percussion pieces.

2016

Thomas Newman: American Beauty

Thomas Newman: American Beauty

A look through the composer's incredible musical lineage and his score to the 5-Oscar winning film.

2016

Bernard Herrmann's Psycho

Bernard Herrmann's Psycho

We explore the composer behind the film score that resulted in one of cinema's most iconic scenes.

2016

Richard Tognetti on Cinemusica

Richard Tognetti on Cinemusica

His personal take on the program and music in film.

2016

Interview: Richard & Timothy

Interview: Richard & Timothy

A fascinating history of film music seen through the Cinemusica program.

2016

Timothy Constable Interview

Timothy Constable Interview

The Synergy Percussion Artistic Director on the cinematic music of Thomas Newman, Bartók and more.

2016

LISTEN: Basel Chamber Orchestra Concert Playlist

LISTEN: Basel Chamber Orchestra Concert Playlist

Listen to the program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

String Workshops

String Workshops

Students have the opportunity to develop their rehearsal skills incorporating the energy of the ACO.

2016

ACO Academy Brisbane concert

ACO Academy Brisbane concert

After an immersive week in chamber music students & ACO mentors take the stage for a free performance on Friday 8 July.

2016

2016 Season Packages

2016 Season Packages

Handpick your favourite 2016 concerts and save up to 20%.

2015

Live In The Studio: Beethoven's 'Serioso'

Live In The Studio: Beethoven's 'Serioso'

Pekka Kuusisto & ACO Collective rehearse Beethoven's spellbinding String Quartet.

2016

New Richard Tognetti Package

New Richard Tognetti Package

Choose from Richard's concerts in 2016 and save up to 20%.

2016

Concert Introduction: Basel Chamber Orchestra

Concert Introduction: Basel Chamber Orchestra

ACO cellist Julian Thompson on the concert featuring Sol Gabetta and the Basel Chamber Orchestra.

2015

ACO Move

ACO Move

Integrated music and movement classes for adolescents with disability.

2015

Keeping In Time With The Reef

Keeping In Time With The Reef

How do musicians keep in time with the footage during the live concert? Find out here...

2016

Please switch your mobile phones on

Please switch your mobile phones on

Breaking the ultimate concert taboo - Pekka brings mobile phones on stage.

2016

Interview With Trumpeter Leanne Sullivan

Interview With Trumpeter Leanne Sullivan

During our Mozart's Last Symphonies tour, we caught up with trumpeter Leanne Sullivan.

2015

Emerging Artists Program 2017

Emerging Artists Program 2017

Pekka Kuusisto appointment: a great mentoring opportunity for young Australian musicians.

2016

WATCH: Richard Tognetti's 'Hypnosis'

WATCH: Richard Tognetti's 'Hypnosis'

An excerpt of The Reef featuring a new composition by Richard Tognetti - vocals by Satu Vänskä.

2016

Earth, and a piece of Finland

Earth, and a piece of Finland

The story behind Sibelius's Rakastava.

2016

Basel Chamber Orchestra

Basel Chamber Orchestra

Discover one of the leading chamber orchestras and watch their performance of Serenade for Strings.

2015

WATCH: Elisabeth Leonskaja

WATCH: Elisabeth Leonskaja

We take a look into some of Leonskaja's greatest performances ahead of her national concert tour.

2016

Listen: The Four Seasons

Listen: The Four Seasons

Listen to the live recording of our acclaimed program with Richard Tognetti & Joseph Tawadros.

2015

Pekka & His ACO Collective Debut

Pekka & His ACO Collective Debut

ABC Classic FM Martin Buzacott chats to Pekka about his plans for ACO Collective.

2016

ACO Inspire Quartet

ACO Inspire Quartet

We caught up with viola player William Clark ahead of the Queensland tour.

2016

The ACO Appoints a New Managing Director

The ACO Appoints a New Managing Director

Richard Evans has been chosen as our new Managing Director.

2015

Penrith Strings Program

Penrith Strings Program

Keith Lizardo talks about his experience as a violin student.

2015

Pekka Reveals The Program

Pekka Reveals The Program

From Beethoven's Op.95 to Dessner's 'Tenebre': the Beethoven & The 21st Century program.

2016

Nico Muhly: Drones & Violin

Nico Muhly: Drones & Violin

Discover the New York-based composer's piece from his celebrated 'Drones' series.

2016

Listen: Cinemusica Playlist

Listen: Cinemusica Playlist

American Beauty, Psycho, The Shining... listen to the music program before the concert.

2016

ACO Uluru Festival

ACO Uluru Festival

The ACO performs for the first time in the spiritual heart of Australia.

2015

LISTEN: Beethoven & The 21st Century Playlist

LISTEN: Beethoven & The 21st Century Playlist

A program featuring music by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Sibelius, Beethoven and more.

2016

The Reef USA Tour

The Reef USA Tour

Our Strategic Development Manager, Alexandra Cameron-Fraser, on the USA tour.

2016

WATCH: Beethoven & The 21st Century

WATCH: Beethoven & The 21st Century

Full live performance at Sydney Opera House.

2016

WATCH: The Lark Ascending Live

WATCH: The Lark Ascending Live

Watch Richard Tognetti, the ACO & guests perform Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending'.

2015

Tawadros Brothers

Tawadros Brothers

Bringing new musical horizons to Vivaldi’s masterpiece.

2015

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Treat yourself and loved ones - give the gift of music!

2015

Chris Moore's Last Hurrah

Chris Moore's Last Hurrah

Listen to an exclusive ABC Radio interview with the intrepid violist before we bid him farewell.

2016

ACO at Vivid Live 2016

ACO at Vivid Live 2016

ACO performs with New Order + Joe Duddell.

2016

LISTEN: Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik

LISTEN: Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Listen to the latest instalment of ACO Sessions on Spotify: Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik.

2015

Bryce Dessner: Tenebre

Bryce Dessner: Tenebre

The modern-day classical artist on his critically acclaimed collaboration with Kronos Quartet.

2016

Six degrees of separation. Well, sort of…

Six degrees of separation. Well, sort of…

A challenging take on the famous Six Degrees of Separation theory.

2016

Penrith Youth Orchestra Program

Penrith Youth Orchestra Program

An exciting partnership with the Penrith Symphony Orchestra and The Joan.

2015

Meet: Sol Gabetta

Meet: Sol Gabetta

Discover Argentina's dazzling cello virtuoso ahead of the concert tour with the Basel Chamber Orchestra.

2015

Meet: Pekka Kuusisto

Meet: Pekka Kuusisto

An intrepid musical mind takes up the artistic direction of ACO Collective.

2016

WATCH: The Reef (Revisited)

WATCH: The Reef (Revisited)

An excerpt of a brand new cut featuring Rachmaninov's Vocalise.

2016

ACO Hong Kong Residency

ACO Hong Kong Residency

A new model that conciliates touring with educational activities.

2015

Top 5: Classical Music in Films

Top 5: Classical Music in Films

Explore our Top 5 Classical Music moments in Films.

2016

In the Press: Beethoven & The 21st Century

In the Press: Beethoven & The 21st Century

Read reviews from our 2016 season opener tour.

2016

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Live

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Live

Listen to the live recording of Mozart's Last Symphonies with Richard Tognetti.

2015

WATCH: Pekka Kuusisto

WATCH: Pekka Kuusisto

A video guide to the Finnish fiddler’s musical feats.

2016

Live in the Studio: Mozart's 'Jupiter'

Live in the Studio: Mozart's 'Jupiter'

Watch the last rehearsal ahead of the Mozart's Last Symphonies tour.

2015

A Brief History: Tognetti At The ACO

A Brief History: Tognetti At The ACO

How Richard Tognetti changed the live Australian classical music experience.

2015

#my4seasons Instagram Competition

#my4seasons Instagram Competition

The latest entries in our Four Seasons Instagram competition.

2015

Brahms' Influence on Popular Culture

Brahms' Influence on Popular Culture

A fun take on the ever-popular and omnipresent work of a musical genius.

2015

Max and His 16th-Century Double Bass

Max and His 16th-Century Double Bass

ACO Principal Double Bassist and the story behind the Gasparo da Salò double bass

2015

Behind-the-Scenes: The Four Seasons

Behind-the-Scenes: The Four Seasons

Richard Tognetti got snapping before the Orchestra went onstage.

2015

Our Top 5 Prodigies

Our Top 5 Prodigies

Explore 5 of our top prodigies of all time.

2015

Live in the Studio: Susan Graham

Live in the Studio: Susan Graham

The world's finest mezzo-soprano rehearses Ravel ahead of our national concert tour.

2015

Satu Vänskä plays Bach’s Violin Concerto

Satu Vänskä plays Bach’s Violin Concerto

A magnificent concerto coming to our main stage season.

2015

The ACO Golden Age Instruments

The ACO Golden Age Instruments

Take a look at some of our instruments dating back to the 18th century.

2015

ACO Underground: Satu Vänskä

ACO Underground: Satu Vänskä

We caught up with our Principal Violin, frontwoman and curator of ACO Underground.

2014

Listen: Brahms 3 Concert Playlist

Listen: Brahms 3 Concert Playlist

Listen to the program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

Backstage with Tognetti: Reflections on Gallipoli

Backstage with Tognetti: Reflections on Gallipoli

Richard got snapping backstage during the Reflections on Gallipoli tour.

2015

Formidable Musicians, Idiosyncratic Styles

Formidable Musicians, Idiosyncratic Styles

A non-exhaustive list of musicians with formidable technique and idiosyncratic style.

2015

Live in the Studio: Reflections on Gallipoli

Live in the Studio: Reflections on Gallipoli

Watch the last rehearsal before the national concert tour.

2015

Brahms' Third Symphony

Brahms' Third Symphony

One of the greatest symphonies of all time - Brahms' enduring genius.

2015

LISTEN: Olli Mustonen Concert Playlist

LISTEN: Olli Mustonen Concert Playlist

Listen to the pieces in the Olli Mustonen program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

In the Press: Mozart’s Last Symphonies

In the Press: Mozart’s Last Symphonies

Read reviews from the national concert tour.

2015

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Playlist

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Playlist

Listen to the pieces in the program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

Live in the Studio: Olli Mustonen

Live in the Studio: Olli Mustonen

Watch the last rehearsals ahead of the Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich tour.

2015

Live in the Studio: Brahms' Third Symphony

Live in the Studio: Brahms' Third Symphony

Watch the orchestra as they put the final touches on Brahms' masterpiece.

2015

Photos from The Reef

Photos from The Reef

Beautiful photos from our surf-film-music project.

2012

Stories About The Reef

Stories About The Reef

A few journalists who came to Ningaloo Reef with us share their stories.

2012

Vale John Harper, 1933 - 2015

Vale John Harper, 1933 - 2015

ACO is sad to announce that John Harper has died at the age of 82.

2015

Welcome

Welcome

Richard Tognetti cuts the ribbon - welcome to our blog!

2010

Parramatta String Players win!

Parramatta String Players win!

Awarded with two eisteddfod awards, in Ryde and Penrith,

2012

ACO2 NSW/QLD/NT Tour

ACO2 NSW/QLD/NT Tour

ACO2 covered 5,000km in 3 weeks.

2012

On tour in Japan

On tour in Japan

Our Deputy General Manager on our Japan tour.

2012

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

A great promo from Switzerland.

2012

Matraville Soldiers’ Settlement Public School

Matraville Soldiers’ Settlement Public School

"My brain is full of flashing images of kids laughing and smiling."

2012

North American Tour Report

North American Tour Report

Tour notes from our General Manager.

2012

Sameness is the Enemy

Sameness is the Enemy

By saxophonist Scott Robinson.

2012

Carnegie Hall Concert - an Amusing Review

Carnegie Hall Concert - an Amusing Review

"Hounded by fierce koala bears and the sinister wallaby..."

2012

Danielle de Niese

Danielle de Niese

Reviews from the tour.

2012

Venues Old and New

Venues Old and New

Images from the venues we tour in.

2012

Helena Rathbone's Top 5 Recordings

Helena Rathbone's Top 5 Recordings

Our Principal Violinist tells us her favourite recordings.

2012

ACO Academy

ACO Academy

27 talented high school students spent the week working with ACO musicians.

2012

After the Choral

After the Choral

A poem by an audience member who attended Beethoven 9, Ode to Joy.

2012

Education Update

Education Update

144 students from 60 different schools in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

2012

2012 European Tour

2012 European Tour

The Old Continent, from the road.

2012

Education Update: WA Tour

Education Update: WA Tour

Perth is known for its idealistic weather...

2012

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Dancer Thomas Bradley writes about Project Rameau.

2012

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Dancer Thomas Bradley writes about Project Rameau.

2012

ACO2 Tasmania Tour

ACO2 Tasmania Tour

An update from our tour manager Vicki Norton.

2012

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Dancer Thomas Bradley writes about Project Rameau.

2012

A Bundaberg Welcome

A Bundaberg Welcome

Sun, heat and rehearsals.

2012

Strings and Smiles

Strings and Smiles

An all day string workshop with highschool students.

2012

Niseko Winter Music Festival

Niseko Winter Music Festival

Tour updates from the stunning snowfields of Japan.

2013

The Reef Wins Surfing Award

The Reef Wins Surfing Award

Something we couldn't dream of not that long ago.

2013

Friday Flashback: 1998

Friday Flashback: 1998

We look back at the history of the ACO.

2013

Mount Isa School of the Air

Mount Isa School of the Air

Feedback from one of our tours.

2013

Hong Kong & California Tour Report

Hong Kong & California Tour Report

Our General Manager's updates from the road.

2013

Friday Flashback: 12 April 1996

Friday Flashback: 12 April 1996

We look back at ACO history.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tangos and Triumphs

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tangos and Triumphs

Adam Szabo's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Harmoniums in Horsham

ACO2 Tour Blog: Harmoniums in Horsham

Ben Caddy's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Benalla

ACO2 Tour Blog: Benalla

Ben Caddy's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: The Capitol

ACO2 Tour Blog: The Capitol

Adam Szabo's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tango & Texts

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tango & Texts

Adam Szabo on the ACO tour in Montrose.

2013

Richard Tognetti's Backstage Photos

Richard Tognetti's Backstage Photos

A behind-the-scenes look by our Artistic Director.

2013

Rachel Scott Defends the Arts

Rachel Scott Defends the Arts

"Classical music, opera and ballet are insufferably boring."

2013

Tipi's TarraWarra Report

Tipi's TarraWarra Report

Our Principal Cello on this special festival.

2013

Our New Double Bass

Our New Double Bass

The latest addition to our outstanding array of period instruments.

2013

ACO Emerging Artists

ACO Emerging Artists

Meet our EA Doretta Balkizas.

2013

ACO Music and Movement

ACO Music and Movement

The first round of classes that provide access to the arts for adolescents with disability.

2013

ACO2 Tour Update: The Tanks

ACO2 Tour Update: The Tanks

An ACO2 strings workshop with some of Cairns' promising young musicians.

2013

Ten minutes with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Ten minutes with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Your questions answered.

2013

Original instruments for Brahms 4

Original instruments for Brahms 4

Read about Jane Gower and David Chatteron's instruments: bassoon & contrabassoon.

2013

String Students visit ACO VIRTUAL

String Students visit ACO VIRTUAL

Soldiers' Settlement Public School, Matraville, students and their take on ACO VIRTUAL.

2013

Vasse Felix & 2013 in Review

Vasse Felix & 2013 in Review

Our 2013 Emerging Artist Doretta Balkizas on her tenure with ACO2.

2014

Dawn Upshaw's Favourite Four

Dawn Upshaw's Favourite Four

Upshaw picks her favourite pieces as part of Dawn Upshaw, Elgar & Grieg.

2014

Canada & USA Tour in gifs!

Canada & USA Tour in gifs!

We've pieced together some snapshots of what they've been up to on tour - in gifs!

2014

The Power of the Muse

The Power of the Muse

Where does creativity come from?

2014

Live in the Studio: Piano Quintets

Live in the Studio: Piano Quintets

Watch the ACO and guests as they rehearse ahead of their concerts.

2014

Vale Peter Sculthorpe

Vale Peter Sculthorpe

Richard Tognetti on the long-time ACO friend.

2014

Tognetti introduces the 2015 Season

Tognetti introduces the 2015 Season

450 years of music by 28 composers from 11 countries, performed by more than 30 guests.

2014

Photo Gallery: The making of our 2015 Season

Photo Gallery: The making of our 2015 Season

Behind-the-scenes look into our 2015 Season brochure shoot.

2014

Europe bound!

Europe bound!

The ACO is going on an European tour.

2014

European Tour - Tim's Blog #1

European Tour - Tim's Blog #1

Our General Manager on the ACO European tour: Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

2014

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #2

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #2

Our General Manager on the ACO European tour: Paris.

2014

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #3

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #3

Our General Manager on Dublin and London.

2014

European Tour - Tim's Blog #4

European Tour - Tim's Blog #4

Our General Manager on Luxembourg and Frankfurt.

2014

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #5

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #5

Our General Manager on three weeks of high energy concerts in Europe.

2014

Bernard Zuel on Jonny Greenwood

Bernard Zuel on Jonny Greenwood

The Radiohead multi-instrumentalist disavows higher concepts and grander ambitions.

2014

Dushkin & Stravinsky: Collaboration and Friendship

Dushkin & Stravinsky: Collaboration and Friendship

We explore the relationship between the late violinist and the celebrated composer.

2014

Ask Me Anything: Anthony Marwood

Ask Me Anything: Anthony Marwood

You asked, he answered. Read audience questions for Anthony Marwood.

2014

ACO2 violinist Peter Clark ‘comes home’

ACO2 violinist Peter Clark ‘comes home’

Reflections from our ACO2 violinist as he returns from a national tour.

2014

Classical meets pop

Classical meets pop

We revisit our favourite fusions of classical and pop music.

2014

In the press: Marwood's Serenade

In the press: Marwood's Serenade

Read reviews of the national concert tour.

2014

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School visit ACO

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School visit ACO

Students see an ACO rehearsal for Marwood's Serenade.

2014

Feedback: Marwood's Serenade

Feedback: Marwood's Serenade

Audience reviews of Anthony Marwood and the concert program.

2014

#ACO15: Christmas Gift Guide

#ACO15: Christmas Gift Guide

ACO gift ideas for your 2015 festive season.

2014

What's New: ACO 2015

What's New: ACO 2015

A look at the highlights of our 2015 National Concert Season.

2014

2015 Emerging Artists: Harry Bennetts

2015 Emerging Artists: Harry Bennetts

We caught up with our new EA, violinist Harry Bennetts.

2014

Spicing it up: Joe Tawadros

Spicing it up: Joe Tawadros

Our favourite oud player brings some spice to The Four Seasons.

2015

The company you keep ...

The company you keep ...

An overview of our 2015 season.

2015

2015 Emerging Artists: Aurora Henrich

2015 Emerging Artists: Aurora Henrich

Meet our newest AE, double bassist Aurora Henrich.

2015

Joe Tawadros: Permission to Evaporate

Joe Tawadros: Permission to Evaporate

Four Seasons guest musician takes us through his latest album.

2015

Ask A Musician: Vibrato

Ask A Musician: Vibrato

Watch our Cellist Julian Thompson explain how to practice and play vibrato.

2015

Ask A Musician: Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4

Ask A Musician: Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4

Our musicians help you with techniques to play difficult compositions.

2015

The Oud & The Orchestra: Tognetti & Tawadros

The Oud & The Orchestra: Tognetti & Tawadros

East meets West in Tognetti and Tawadros' musical exploration.

2015

In the Press: The Four Seasons

In the Press: The Four Seasons

Read reviews of our latest national concert tour.

2015

Twitterings: The Four Seasons

Twitterings: The Four Seasons

Audience twitteractions during our national tour concerts.

2015

Review: The Four Seasons

Review: The Four Seasons

Lloyd Bradford Syke reviews the ACO concert.

2015

Vivaldi's Travelator

Vivaldi's Travelator

What happens when ACO musicians and a troupe of dancers are let loose at the airport?

2015

Ask A Musician: Bow Marking For Strings

Ask A Musician: Bow Marking For Strings

What are bow markings for strings and how do you use them?

2015

Ask a musician: non-classical music

Ask a musician: non-classical music

Richard and Sascha tell us what's on their playlist.

2015

Emerging Artists: Fresh and Fashionable

Emerging Artists: Fresh and Fashionable

We snapped photos as our EAs converged to meet their ACO mentors.

2015

ACO play at Melbourne Synagogue

ACO play at Melbourne Synagogue

The ACO performed in this gorgeous building from 1855.

2015

Guest stars: Reflections on Gallipoli

Guest stars: Reflections on Gallipoli

Neil Armfield, Nigel Jamieson, Carl Vine, Taryn Fiebig, Nathaniel Dean, Yalin Ozucelik.

2015

Newest Members: Christensen and Pallandi

Newest Members: Christensen and Pallandi

Congratulations to the newest members of the ACO, Glenn Christensen and Liisa Pallandi.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: The Lark Ascending

Reflections on Gallipoli: The Lark Ascending

The story of the piece Williams wrote before leaving for active service in the WWI.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Frederick Septimus Kelly

Reflections on Gallipoli: Frederick Septimus Kelly

Explore Kelly's role in Gallipoli that influenced his writing of 'In Memoriam Rupert Brooke'.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Fair Enemies

Reflections on Gallipoli: Fair Enemies

Read powerful quotes from those in the trenches at Gallipoli:

2015

Backstage with Tognetti: The Four Seasons

Backstage with Tognetti: The Four Seasons

Our Artistic Director shares photos from behind-the-scenes.

2015

Nigel Jamieson on Reflections on Gallipoli

Nigel Jamieson on Reflections on Gallipoli

Large-scale theatre specialist Nigel Jamieson takes us through the production.

2015

Timothy Calnin on Reflections on Gallipoli

Timothy Calnin on Reflections on Gallipoli

The ACO General Manager reflects on the concert.

2015

In the press: Reflections on Gallipoli

In the press: Reflections on Gallipoli

Read reviews of the national concert tour.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Çanakkale Sehitlerine

Reflections on Gallipoli: Çanakkale Sehitlerine

If I could wrap round your wound in the evening with tulles of sunset.

2015

Meet Benjamin Schmid

Meet Benjamin Schmid

We caught up with ACO2 Around the World guest director and violinist.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Audio-Described

Reflections on Gallipoli: Audio-Described

We are proud to present our first audio-described concert.

2015

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto: Stefan Jackiw

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto: Stefan Jackiw

Wacth the violin virtuoso play the piece that made him famous.

2015

#ACOonTour: United States of America

#ACOonTour: United States of America

Backstage and Orchestra photos of our 2015 USA tour.

2015

ACO On Tour: Tweet Seats at Virginia Tech

ACO On Tour: Tweet Seats at Virginia Tech

Audience tweeteractions from our USA tour.

2015

Meet Stefan Jackiw

Meet Stefan Jackiw

We caught up with the violin prodigy and Mostly Mendelssohn guest soloist.

2015

#ACOonTour: Reviews

#ACOonTour: Reviews

Read reviews from our 2015 USA tour.

2015

#ACOonTour: Keith in New York

#ACOonTour: Keith in New York

The lucky winner of our #ACO15 Subscriber competition – Keith and our NYC concert.

2015

ACO Move: A Sensory Tactile Experience

ACO Move: A Sensory Tactile Experience

Discover our program designed to introduce classical music to students with disability.

2015

In the Press: Mostly Mendelssohn

In the Press: Mostly Mendelssohn

Read concert review and features ahead of Mostly Mendelssohn.

2015

Audio: Mostly Mendelssohn in Concert

Audio: Mostly Mendelssohn in Concert

Listen to an exclusive ABC radio audio recording of the Mostly Mendelssohn concert.

2015

Egarr & The Golden Age Concert Introduction

Egarr & The Golden Age Concert Introduction

Watch Tipi take us through the program - plus Satu plays Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor.

2015

Listen: Egarr & The Golden Age Playlist

Listen: Egarr & The Golden Age Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national tour.

2015

Meet the Academy of Ancient Music

Meet the Academy of Ancient Music

And discover how they performed in an 1800-year old Roman amphitheatre in Libya.

2015

Subscribers Special Offer: Langton's Shiraz Collection

Subscribers Special Offer: Langton's Shiraz Collection

An exclusive offer from our friends.

2015

ACO2 on Tour: Around the World

ACO2 on Tour: Around the World

A tour update, from the road!

2015

Meet Richard Egarr

Meet Richard Egarr

We sat down for an irreverent tête-à-tête with the English 'polymath of the musical world'.

2015

In the Press: Egarr & The Golden Age

In the Press: Egarr & The Golden Age

Read reviews of the Egarr national concert tour.

2015

Larger Than Life: Susan Graham

Larger Than Life: Susan Graham

Most opera divas don’t do their errands on bikes or scuba-dive off the coast of Thailand.

2015

Satu Vänskä: A French Celebration

Satu Vänskä: A French Celebration

Our Principal Violin takes us through the program chosen by Susan Graham.

2015

Listen: Egarr on ABC

Listen: Egarr on ABC

Listen to the exclusive ABC audio recording of our Egarr & The Golden Age concert.

2015

Listen: A French Celebration Playlist

Listen: A French Celebration Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

Meet: Susan Graham

Meet: Susan Graham

The Texas-born tour de force on her green chilli enchiladas addiction and much more.

2015

In the Press: Susan Graham

In the Press: Susan Graham

Concert reviews, interviews and articles on the mezzo-soprano.

2015

Susan Graham Cracks Us Up

Susan Graham Cracks Us Up

One of the world's greatest living voices is also incredibly fun.

2015

Video: Brahms 3 Concert Introduction

Video: Brahms 3 Concert Introduction

Our Principal Viola Chris Moore takes us through the concert program.

2015

The ACO Celebrates Mozart

The ACO Celebrates Mozart

A bright interplay of virtuosic performances of the viola and violin.

2015

Trailer: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

Trailer: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

A grand program featuring seminal works in the classical repertoire.

2015

Discover the ACO2 string ensemble

Discover the ACO2 string ensemble

The ACO's critically acclaimed string ensemble.

2015

Trailer: The Best of British

Trailer: The Best of British

Join Alexander Sitkovetski as he directs the ACO2's critically acclaimed ensemble.

2015

Alexander Sitkovetsky in Brief

Alexander Sitkovetsky in Brief

Best of British guest director whose performances are "fiery and energetic".

2015

A Message From Timothy Calnin

A Message From Timothy Calnin

Our General Manager bids us 'Goodbye'.

2015

Best of British: Meet Alexander Sitkovetsky

Best of British: Meet Alexander Sitkovetsky

We interview the Best of British guest director and lead violin.

2015

Conquer New Musical Heights in 2016

Conquer New Musical Heights in 2016

The lowdown on the 2016 National Concert Season.

2015

Beethoven and I, by Richard Tognetti

Beethoven and I, by Richard Tognetti

Our Artistic Director's personal take on the musical genius.

2015

In the Press: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

In the Press: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

Read reviews of the national tour concerts.

2015

Vale Roger Smalley, 1943–2015

Vale Roger Smalley, 1943–2015

Richard Tognetti on the passing of a long-time ACO friend.

2015

Concert Introduction: Tipi and Satu on Olli Mustonen

Concert Introduction: Tipi and Satu on Olli Mustonen

Tipi's thoughts on the concert program. Satu plays Shostakovich.

2015

Trailer: Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich

Trailer: Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich

Watch the trailer for Olli Mustonen's national tour concerts.

2015

42.000 People And Counting: ACO VIRTUAL

42.000 People And Counting: ACO VIRTUAL

The lowdown on two successful seasons in regional Queensland.

2015

ACO Academy

ACO Academy

“It was a beautiful experience to be surrounded by such immaculate ACO mentors"

2015

In the Press: Olli Mustonen

In the Press: Olli Mustonen

Reviews of the Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich national concert tour.

2015

Tognetti Introduces Mozart's Last Symphonies

Tognetti Introduces Mozart's Last Symphonies

"Mozart's last three symphonies are among the greatest things ever written."

2015

Triptych: a tribute to Britten's music

Triptych: a tribute to Britten's music

A tribute to the beauty and depth of the composer's music.

2015

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My Life in the ACO Inspire Quartet

My Life in the ACO Inspire Quartet

Violist Will Clark discusses his time working as an integral part of the ACO’s Education Program.

2018

Dive In: Respighi, Britten & Vasks

Dive In: Respighi, Britten & Vasks

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the music and composers that will appear in this Melbourne Recital Centre exclusive.

2018

Live in the Studio: Alina Ibragimova

Live in the Studio: Alina Ibragimova

Our Guest Director leads the Orchestra through the intense fourth movement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

2018

ACO Move Testimonials

ACO Move Testimonials

Testimonials from participants, spectators and musicians at ACO Move's presentation day.

2017

Residency at London’s Barbican Centre

Residency at London’s Barbican Centre

Announcing our three-year residence as International Associate Ensemble at the Barbican Centre in London.

2017

Watch: Mountain Trailer

Watch: Mountain Trailer

Watch the official trailer of Mountain, a documentary feature that explores the fear and fascination around climbing high peaks.

2017

Giveaways: April

Giveaways: April

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

The ACO acquires a rare 300-year old Stradivarius

The ACO acquires a rare 300-year old Stradivarius

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our instrument collection - a 1726 Stradivarius.

2018

Podcast: Behind-the-scenes in London

Podcast: Behind-the-scenes in London

The ACO’s Multimedia, Music Technology and Artistic Assistant Joseph Nizeti takes you behind the scenes of our first season in-residence at London’s Barbican Centre.

2018

Dive In: Branford Marsalis

Dive In: Branford Marsalis

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the music and composers that will appear in our tour with Branford Marsalis.

2018

Natalia Harvey - 2017 Emerging Artists

Natalia Harvey - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Natalia Harvey's video portrait by NIDA student Rachel Kerry.

2017

In Conversation with Ilya Gringolts

In Conversation with Ilya Gringolts

In an excerpt from our Concert Program, writer Emily Bitto meets Ilya Gingolts to discuss what he searches for in music.

2018

Audience Feedback: Steven Isserlis Plays Shostakovich

Audience Feedback: Steven Isserlis Plays Shostakovich

Audience members share their impressions of our national tour with Steven Isserlis.

2018

Dive In: Brahms & Dvořák

Dive In: Brahms & Dvořák

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the composers that feature in the closing concert of our 2019 Season.

2018

Dark with Excessive Bright

Dark with Excessive Bright

A short film that shines light on the creative process that goes into newly commissioned music.

2018

A day in London with Glenn Christensen

A day in London with Glenn Christensen

We sent photographer Wolter Peeters out with Glenn to see how he balances work and travel when on the road.

2017

Barbican Centre Program Announced

Barbican Centre Program Announced

Announcing our adventurous first season as the Barbican Centre's International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court.

2018

Live in the Studio: Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Live in the Studio: Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Get a taste of the Goldberg Variations’ string arrangement in our newest Live in the Studio video.

2018

WATCH: Missy & Max Collaboration

WATCH: Missy & Max Collaboration

The beginnings of a short feature focusing on the collaboration between composer Missy Mazzoli and our Principal Bass Max.

2018

Diamond Clarity and Velvet Heat

Diamond Clarity and Velvet Heat

Writer Kate Holden discusses the 1726 'Belgiorno' Stradivarius with Satu Vänskä.

2018

Interpreting Bach

Interpreting Bach

In an excerpt from our Concert Program, Martin McKenzie-Murray talks to the two minds behind our reimagination of Bach’s Goldberg Variations about interpretation.

2018

Announcing: Nicole Car ‘Heroines’

Announcing: Nicole Car ‘Heroines’

A live recording of our 2018 collaboration with Australia’s operatic sensation will be released next week through ABC Classics.

2018

Nicholas Mulroy on Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Nicholas Mulroy on Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Hear from Choir of London Evangelist Nicholas Mulroy on the joy of performing Bach's festive epic.

2017

Dive In: Beethoven & Prokofiev

Dive In: Beethoven & Prokofiev

ACO Librarian Bernard Rofe sheds light on the music that Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani will guide the Orchestra through in 2019.

2018

Giveaways: May

Giveaways: May

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

Live in the Studio: Mozart's Grande Sestetto Concertante

Live in the Studio: Mozart's Grande Sestetto Concertante

Hear a sample from rehearsals of our 'Transforming Strauss & Mozart' chamber tour.

2018

Dive In: Mozart, Haydn & More

Dive In: Mozart, Haydn & More

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the thinking behind Pekka Kuusisto's programming in the first ACO Collective tour of 2019.

2018

2017 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

2017 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

Get to know our Emerging Artists in these video portraits from NIDA's emerging directors.

2017

Melissa on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto

Melissa on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto

ACO cellist Melissa Barnard unpacks the monumental concerto from a player’s perspective.

2018

WATCH: The Legend of Bach's Goldberg Variations

WATCH: The Legend of Bach's Goldberg Variations

From an insomniac Count to a visionary Canadian, we take you through the entire 300-year history of the Goldbergs in just two minutes. Strap in.

2018

WATCH: 2018 Season In Conversation

WATCH: 2018 Season In Conversation

Richard Tognetti discusses the 2018 Season with our Managing Director Richard Evans

2017

Audience Feedback: Nicole Car

Audience Feedback: Nicole Car

The audience's take on our debut concerts with Nicole Car.

2018

Helena on the genius of Haydn

Helena on the genius of Haydn

Sarah Price discusses Haydn's 'London' Symphony with Principal Violin Helena Rathbone.

2018

UPDATE: Touring with Antony Jeffrey

UPDATE: Touring with Antony Jeffrey

The ACO's former General Manager discusses his guided international music tours with Alumni Travel.

2018

Dive In: Intimate Bach

Dive In: Intimate Bach

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the guest artists and music that feature in our 2019 chamber celebration of Bach.

2018

WATCH: Richard Tognetti & Steven Isserlis

WATCH: Richard Tognetti & Steven Isserlis

Richard Tognetti and cellist Steven Isserlis reflect on over 25 years of friendship.

2018

Liisa prepares for Europe

Liisa prepares for Europe

Liisa Pallandi tells us what she's expecting from the upcoming European Tour. #ACOEurope17

2017

Audience Feedback: Tognetti's Beethoven

Audience Feedback: Tognetti's Beethoven

Members of the audience share their impressions on our explosive season finale.

2018

Nicole Car: Me as Me

Nicole Car: Me as Me

Nicole Car sat down with Steve Dow for a profile piece ahead of her ACO debut.

2018

Sizing up Intimate Mozart

Sizing up Intimate Mozart

A look at why we've stripped back Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13 to a Piano Quintet.

2017

Music & Melancholy

Music & Melancholy

Arts Editor for The Weekly Review and faculty member for The School of Life, Myke Bartlett music's ability to identify and amplify our most elusive emotions. Image credit: John Craig

2018

Our Goldberg Variations Harpsichord

Our Goldberg Variations Harpsichord

Harpsichord craftsman Carey Beebe discusses his instrument and the 2003 Ruckers Double played by Erin Helyard in our Goldberg Variations tour.

2018

Looking Back on 2017

Looking Back on 2017

As the year draws to a close, our musicians revisit the moments from our 2017 season that stuck with them most.

2017

A chat with Samuel Adams

A chat with Samuel Adams

The American composer sat down with us to discuss his newly commissioned work “Movements (for us and them)".

2018

Live in the Studio: Bach Violin Concertos

Live in the Studio: Bach Violin Concertos

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Richard, Helena and the orchestra rehearsing Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.

2017

WATCH: Tognetti’s Beethoven Live Stream

WATCH: Tognetti’s Beethoven Live Stream

Our season finale concert will be streamed live from the Sydney Opera House, supported by our Principal Partner Virgin Australia.

2018

Understanding Shostakovich

Understanding Shostakovich

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Senior Curator of International Art sheds light onto the historical context that surrounded Dimitri Shostakovich.

2018

Announcement: Goldberg Variations Live Stream

Announcement: Goldberg Variations Live Stream

Our August 12 Goldberg Variations concert will be streamed Live on Facebook in partnership with the Sydney Opera House.

2018

Aiko discusses our upcoming Japan tour

Aiko discusses our upcoming Japan tour

ACO violinist Aiko Goto discusses our upcoming visit to Tokyo.

2018

ACO Foundations Program

ACO Foundations Program

Our pilot education program at Western Sydney’s St Marys North Public School is set to continue in 2019, following amazing results in its first year.

2018

Watch: Pahud and Tognetti in Conversation

Watch: Pahud and Tognetti in Conversation

Richard Tognetti and Emmanuel Pahud take a break between rehearsals to discuss their first encounter, upcoming program, and dedication to enriching music.

2017

Live in the Studio: Satu, Glenn, Tipi and the Orchestra rehearse Vivaldi

Live in the Studio: Satu, Glenn, Tipi and the Orchestra rehearse Vivaldi

Step into the ACO Studio with this sneak peek ahead of our ACO Soloists national tour.

2017

Satu Vänskä

Satu Vänskä

Sparks will fly as Satu and her 1728 Stradivarius take centre stage.

2017

Honing the Character

Honing the Character

UK pianist Steven Osborne speaks to writer Kate Holden about the ACO’s vibrancy and his upcoming chamber music tour.

2018

Ilya Visits J&A Beare's

Ilya Visits J&A Beare's

Violinist Ilya Isakovich returned to J&A Beare’s in London to discuss the ACO Instrument Fund’s 1728/29 Stradivari Violin.

2018

Unpacking Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Unpacking Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Get acquainted with the fascinating structure of Bach's epic choral work.

2017

Aiko's ACO Academy

Aiko's ACO Academy

To celebrate her 20th year with the Orchestra, we look back at the impact Aiko’s ACO Academy program has had on the lives of young musicians across Australia.

2018

Helpmann Awards 2017

Helpmann Awards 2017

ACO receive three nominations for this year's Helpmann Awards.

2017

2018 Season Guests

2018 Season Guests

Get to know the guests who will join the ACO in our 2018 National Concert Season.

2017

Aiko discusses ACO Academy

Aiko discusses ACO Academy

Aiko Goto, head of ACO Academy, gives an insight into the history of our school age education intensive.

2017

Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve

Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve

Our Principal Cello front and centre performs Debussy.

2017

Playlist: Summer Music from Melissa

Playlist: Summer Music from Melissa

Listen to a playlist put together by ACO cellist Melissa Barnard that captures the essence of summer for her family.

2018

Renan and Julian chat with The North Face

Renan and Julian chat with The North Face

The North Face interviews Renan Ozturk and Julian Thompson about their relationship with mountains

2017

Dive In: Serenades for Strings

Dive In: Serenades for Strings

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the romantic program of our second ACO Collective tour of 2019, directed by Helena Rathbone.

2018

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on Mozart

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on Mozart

Kristian Bezuidenhout discusses his concerto for Intimate Mozart.

2017

Live in the Studio: Haydn's 'London' Symphony

Live in the Studio: Haydn's 'London' Symphony

Watch the Orchestra rehearse Haydn's 'London' Symphony, a long held favourite featured in our 'Steven Isserlis plays Shostakovich' tour.

2018

LISTEN:ACO SOLOISTS

LISTEN:ACO SOLOISTS

Explore the music featured in the concert program, ahead of the national tour.

2017

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

ACO musicians share their picks for our 2018 season.

2017

Live in the Studio: Wagner's Prelude to Tristan und Isolde

Live in the Studio: Wagner's Prelude to Tristan und Isolde

Wagner's Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, stripped to its chamber core in this intimate rehearsal.

2018

Satu Performs Locatelli's Harmonic Labyrinth

Satu Performs Locatelli's Harmonic Labyrinth

Our Principal Violin takes on Locatelli's notoriously complex concerto.

2018

Our Steinway expert discusses the Goldberg Variations

Our Steinway expert discusses the Goldberg Variations

Ara Vartoukian OAM, proprietor of our piano partner Theme and Variations Piano Services, discusses the elements that strike him about Bach’s 'Goldberg Variations'.

2018

Why We Commission

Why We Commission

Learn why the ACO place such importance on performing and commissioning music from today’s composers.

2018

Missy and Max

Missy and Max

The story behind one of the most interesting commissioning processes we've ever been a part of.

2018

Playing in Vienna

Playing in Vienna

ACO Librarian Bernard Rofe explores the programming of our Vienna performances and the city's place in musical history.

2017

Watch: Captain Sharon Interview

Watch: Captain Sharon Interview

Captain Sharon discusses her relationship with mountains.

2017

Watch: In Conversation with James Ledger

Watch: In Conversation with James Ledger

Discover the motivation and challenges behind musical composition with James Ledger.

2017

ACO Inspire Quartet

ACO Inspire Quartet

The quartet travelled to Far North Queensland to participate in the Gondwana Cairns Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp.

2017

Henning Kraggerud Chats With the ACO

Henning Kraggerud Chats With the ACO

Henning Kraggerud talks Grieg, ahead of his upcoming Grieg & Beyond national tour.

2017

Watch: Mountain Audience Impressions

Watch: Mountain Audience Impressions

The world premiere audience share their impressions of our Mountain collaboration.

2017

Meaningful Gift Ideas

Meaningful Gift Ideas

Four gifts for Christmas that will fit the bill for different types of music lovers.

2017

Announcing: There's a Sea in My Bedroom

Announcing: There's a Sea in My Bedroom

Our first family concert series occurs next year at the Sydney Opera House, with original music from Paul Stanhope.

2018

Audience Feedback: Death and the Maiden

Audience Feedback: Death and the Maiden

Audience members share their praise for Alina Ibragimova's Death and the Maiden.

2018

Obsession and the Goldberg Variations

Obsession and the Goldberg Variations

We explore the all-consuming nature of Bach’s keyboard masterpiece.

2018

Ross Edwards' Entwinings

Ross Edwards' Entwinings

Learn about Entwinings, our newly commissioned Ross Edwards composition, which will premiere during Grieg & Beyond. Photo credit: Bridget Elliot

2017

Audience Feedback: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

Audience Feedback: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

Audience members discuss our transformative chamber program.

2018

Choral Music for Christmas

Choral Music for Christmas

Take time this Christmas to explore the blissful seasonal choral music of JS Bach and Arvo Pärt.

2018

Pekka on ACO Collective's WA Tour

Pekka on ACO Collective's WA Tour

Pekka Kuusisto discusses the upcoming ACO Collective tour of regional WA, which includes Vaughan Williams' much loved "The Lark Ascending".

2018

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on the ACO

WATCH: Kristian Bezuidenhout on the ACO

Kristian Bezuidenhout on performing with the ACO.

2017

Rollin Zhao - 2017 Emerging Artists

Rollin Zhao - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Rollin Zhao's video portrait by NIDA student Sarah Hadley.

2017

Tipi discusses our Finnish Debut

Tipi discusses our Finnish Debut

Principal Cello Timo-Veikko 'Tipi' Valve discusses our debut performances in his home country.

2017

The ACO Explore Tokyo

The ACO Explore Tokyo

Photographer Nic Walker captures behind-the-scenes moments from our recent tour to Japan.

2018

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Dancer Tara Jade Samaya channels the energy of Beethoven’s Fifth in the halls of Arts Centre Melbourne.

2018

Watch: Mountain Behind the scenes with Richard Tognetti

Watch: Mountain Behind the scenes with Richard Tognetti

Richard discusses the genesis of this cinematic and musical odyssey.

2017

Watch: Mountain Pre-Show Expectations

Watch: Mountain Pre-Show Expectations

The world premiere audience share their expectations prior to watching the Mountain premiere.

2017

Film and the Power of Music

Film and the Power of Music

UK film critic Ian Haydn Smith discusses the power of music in cinema, taking us through some of the most memorable collaborations in the process.

2018

ACO Instrument Fund: A Case Study for Impact Investments

ACO Instrument Fund: A Case Study for Impact Investments

The ACO Instrument Fund has been included as a case study in a new report on impactful investments within Australia.

2018

Water / Night Music

Water / Night Music

The Australian Chamber Orchestra and ABC Classics present the first Australian-produced classical vinyl for two decades, featuring the world-premiere recording of Water by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

2017

Richard Tognetti wins JC Williamson Award

Richard Tognetti wins JC Williamson Award

ACO’s Artistic Director has been announced the 2017 award winner.

2017

Interpreting the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Interpreting the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Composer, writer & presenter Andrew Ford speaks to Richard Tognetti about the scope for interpretation in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

2018

Emmanuel Pahud Interview

Emmanuel Pahud Interview

Emmanuel Pahud sat down with us ahead of his headline tour to discuss his reputation, dual life as an artist and long friendship with Richard Tognetti.

2017

Kyla Matsuura-Miller - 2017 Emerging Artists

Kyla Matsuura-Miller - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Kyla Matsuura-Miller's video portrait by NIDA student Shannan Ely.

2017

Mountain Gallery

Mountain Gallery

Ahead of the world premiere, explore scenes from the movie.

2017

The Virtuosity of Ilya Gringolts

The Virtuosity of Ilya Gringolts

See first hand the seemingly impossible virtuosity that has taken Ilya Gringolts to concert halls around the world.

2018

Dive In: Celebrating Mozart

Dive In: Celebrating Mozart

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses the music that the ACO will perform with Dejan Lazić in Celebrating Mozart.

2018

Glenn Christensen

Glenn Christensen

Young violinist in the spotlight.

2017

Penrith Strings Concert

Penrith Strings Concert

Following an exciting line-up of activities, Penrith Strings will perform its first public concert of the year.

2017

What to Expect: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

What to Expect: Transforming Strauss & Mozart

Miriam Cosic speaks to Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve about word painting and transforming the music of Wagner, Strauss and Mozart.

2018

Julian Thompson talks about Mountain and ACO’s previous multimedia creations

Julian Thompson talks about Mountain and ACO’s previous multimedia creations

The cellist tells us about ACO's collaborations since he joined the Orchestra.

2017

Jack Ward - 2017 Emerging Artists

Jack Ward - 2017 Emerging Artists

Watch 2017 Emerging Artist Jack Ward's video portrait by NIDA student Andrew McInnes

2017

What to Expect: Our tour with Steven Isserlis

What to Expect: Our tour with Steven Isserlis

Get acquainted with the wide-reaching program for our upcoming tour with Steven Isserlis.

2018

Dive In: Arvo Pärt & JS Bach

Dive In: Arvo Pärt & JS Bach

ACO Librarian Bernard Rofe takes us through the music, composers and guests in our first tour of 2019.

2018

Mountain Reviews

Mountain Reviews

“Mountain is a 70-minute rush of adrenaline; a safari into the sublime.”

2017

Ike & Glenn discuss Prince of Clouds

Ike & Glenn discuss Prince of Clouds

Ike & Glenn discuss Anna Clyne's Grammy-nominated composition, which they will perform as soloists to open our 2018 season.

2018

Everything Old is New Again

Everything Old is New Again

ABC Classic FM's Mornings presenter Martin Buzacott takes us deep into the nature of Tognetti Tchaikovsky Brahms' programming.

2018

2018 Emerging Artists Video Portraits

2018 Emerging Artists Video Portraits

Watch the 2018 video submissions for our annual collaboration with NIDA.

2018

Relive our Season with ABC Classic FM

Relive our Season with ABC Classic FM

The national broadcaster will revisit six of our recent concerts every weekend from now until mid-January.

2018

Mountain Film Festivals

Mountain Film Festivals

Mountain heads international for cinematic appearances at film festivals in the UK, Spain, Norway and Korea.

2017

Behind our first Season In-Residence at the Barbican

Behind our first Season In-Residence at the Barbican

The Barbican Centre’s Head of Music Huw Humphreys and our Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, discuss the first of our three annual seasons as International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court.

2018

Dive In: Nico Muhly and the New

Dive In: Nico Muhly and the New

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses Pekka Kuusisto and the ACO Collective's exciting new concert at Melbourne Recital Centre..

2018

By Special Arrangement

By Special Arrangement

The ACO’s Librarian Bernard Rofe discusses the history and art of the arrangement.

2018

Audio-described concert

Audio-described concert

Discounted tickets are available to patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions.

2017

Dive In: Indies & Idols

Dive In: Indies & Idols

The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe discusses some of the music that will be performed in 'Indies & Idols'.

2018

Bach | Beethoven: Fugue CD

Bach | Beethoven: Fugue CD

Richard Tognetti and the ACO release an album of fugues by two of the greatest composers of all time.

2017

Giveaways: March

Giveaways: March

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

Pioneers of the early music movement

Pioneers of the early music movement

Richard talks us through how they influenced his take on Bach.

2017

Watch: Bach's The Art Of Fugue

Watch: Bach's The Art Of Fugue

An exhilarating performance of Bach's Contrapunctus 1-4 from the composer's 'The Art of Fugue'.

2017

Listen: Bach Violin Concertos

Listen: Bach Violin Concertos

Listen to the concert program playlist ahead of the national tour.

2017

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: III

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: III

Copland's Simple Gift that Keeps on Giving

2017

Live in the Studio with Pekka Kuusisto & Sam Amidon

Live in the Studio with Pekka Kuusisto & Sam Amidon

See an intimate performance of Wedding Dress at the ACO Studio.

2017

Giveaways: February

Giveaways: February

Our giveaways of the month.

2017

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: II

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: II

The Dark Day

2017

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: I

Unpacking Murder & Redemption: I

And after the murder? What then?

2017

Listen: Murder & Redemption Concert Program

Listen: Murder & Redemption Concert Program

Listen to the concert program playlist ahead of the national tour.

2017

Watch: Pekka On Murder & Redemption

Watch: Pekka On Murder & Redemption

We’ve caught up with Pekka Kuusisto ahead of his Murder & Redemption tour.

2017

Discover: Sam Amidon

Discover: Sam Amidon

Take a look through the classic folk music performed by the artist in Murder and Redemption.

2017

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto on Shaker Loops

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto on Shaker Loops

Pekka describes what it takes to perform John Adams' seminal piece Shaker Loops.

2017

Watch: Pekka on Folk Music

Watch: Pekka on Folk Music

Pekka Kuusisto gives us a little taster of what to expect for Murder & Redemption.

2017

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto’s hilarious Proms encore

Watch: Pekka Kuusisto’s hilarious Proms encore

The fiddler had the Proms audience on its feet with a spirited Finnish folk song.

2016

Listen: Murder & Redemption

Listen: Murder & Redemption

Explore the music ahead of the national concert tour with Pekka Kuusisto, Sam Amidon and the ACO.

2017

Maserati Interview: Lorenza Borrani

Maserati Interview: Lorenza Borrani

Beethoven's Favourite National Tour Partner Maserati sat down with the fiery Italian violinist for a chat before her tour with the ACO.

2016

ACO40: The Fortieth Year book

ACO40: The Fortieth Year book

Richard and ACO musicians captured in pictures and in their own words, on stage, in rehearsal, and in their private lives.

2016

Satu's top 10 electronic tracks

Satu's top 10 electronic tracks

We've asked ACO's Principal Violin to share with us her all-time electronic favourites.

2016

ACO Next Update

ACO Next Update

John Winning hosts the final ACO Next event for the year.

2016

Watch: ACO Move

Watch: ACO Move

Our National Education Program also helps support ACO Move.

2016

1729 Guarneri Cello: Peter Weiss

1729 Guarneri Cello: Peter Weiss

ACO Principal Cello Tipi tells us what it's like to play this priceless gift from arts philanthropist Peter Weiss.

2016

Introducing the Shakers

Introducing the Shakers

Our season opener will feature John Adams’ minimalist masterpiece, Shaker Loops, and one of the Shakers’ most famous hymns.

2017

Vivaldi Cello Concerto

Vivaldi Cello Concerto

Timo-Veikko Valve takes on The Red Priests' piece.

2016

The Royal Children’s Hospital Program

The Royal Children’s Hospital Program

Peter Clark tells us more about the program that support the hospital's young patients.

2016

Vale Sir Neville Marriner, 1924 – 2016

Vale Sir Neville Marriner, 1924 – 2016

The ACO was sad to hear that Sir Neville Marriner has died, at the age of 92.

2016

ACO’s La Dolce Vita Gala Fundraiser

ACO’s La Dolce Vita Gala Fundraiser

We’ve captured some of the moments from Fundraiser, held at Sydney Town Hall on 9 Nov.

2016

Q&A: Slava Grigoryan

Q&A: Slava Grigoryan

One of the most important guitarists of our generation talks about his influences, favourite composers and more.

2016

Gift Guide

Gift Guide

A Festive Season gift guide by ACO musicians.

2016

Listen: Festive Season playlist

Listen: Festive Season playlist

Immerse yourself in the festivities with our playlist! ACO staff and musicians pick their favourite songs for the holidays.

2016

Two World Premieres of a Different Kind

Two World Premieres of a Different Kind

We send our love and best wishes to Principal Double Bass Maxime Bibeau and his family.

2016

Watch: Bach Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major

Watch: Bach Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major

See Richard Tognetti and the ACO rehearse an excerpt of the composer's elaborate work.

2016

Vote for Richard Tognetti in the Limelight Awards

Vote for Richard Tognetti in the Limelight Awards

Tognetti has just been nominated as Limelight magazine’s 2016 Australian Artist of the Year.

2016

WATCH: Julia Lezhneva

WATCH: Julia Lezhneva

Explore some of the singing sensation's most memorable performances.

2016

My travelling companion

My travelling companion

Melissa Barnard tells us what's it like to travel with her cello.

2016

Meet: Julia Lezhneva

Meet: Julia Lezhneva

We explore the meteoric rise of the young singing talent.

2016

Penrith Program

Penrith Program

St Catherine's School Waverley Orchestra visited St Marys North Public School as part of the Program.

2016

Meet Benjamin Adler: 2016 EA

Meet Benjamin Adler: 2016 EA

One of our newest Emerging Artists talks about his experiences with the ACO - since 2008.

2016

Helena Rathbone: Guadagnini Violin

Helena Rathbone: Guadagnini Violin

Our principal violinist reveals what it's like to play one of the world's most coveted instruments.

2016

New Order + ACO

New Order + ACO

Some pictures on an amazing night of music-making with New Order and Joe Duddell at the Sydney Opera House on 2 June.

2016

Beethoven & Mozart V Streaming

Beethoven & Mozart V Streaming

Listen to the concert that captured everyone's imagination - featuring Richard Tognetti and the ACO.

2016

LISTEN: Leonskaja's Mozart Playlist

LISTEN: Leonskaja's Mozart Playlist

Check out the music program ahead of the tour.

2016

Giovanni Sollima: Fecit Neap 17…

Giovanni Sollima: Fecit Neap 17…

A piece that transmits the composer's energy.

2016

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2016

Funding in the Small to Medium Arts Sector

Funding in the Small to Medium Arts Sector

Whilst the ACO congratulates all those companies who have successfully received funding, the news is not all good.

2016

ACO at the Peter Lehmann Cellar Door

ACO at the Peter Lehmann Cellar Door

A special performance in Barossa Valley for our longstanding wine sponsor.

2016

European tour: Menuhin Festival

European tour: Menuhin Festival

In July we perform a series of 3 concerts in the scenic Swiss alpine town of Gstaad.

2016

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for violin and piano

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for violin and piano

‘My music was always written after I had long been silent in the most literal sense of the word.'

2016

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret with Meow Meow

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret with Meow Meow

Celebrating the spirit of the Weimar Republic in London, Edinburgh and Tanglewood.

2016

Congratulations Aiko Goto

Congratulations Aiko Goto

The violinist was honoured by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

2016

Listen: Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII Playlist

Listen: Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national concert tour.

2016

Meet: Elisabeth Leonskaja

Meet: Elisabeth Leonskaja

Our partner, Theme & Variations, caught up with the unrivalled doyenne of the Russian old school.

2016

International tour

International tour

Our second international tour of the year is at full speed.

2016

Fine Music Interviews Leonskaja

Fine Music Interviews Leonskaja

Radio show host Simon Moore delves into Leonskaja's career ahead of her tour.

2016

Berio: Sequenzas for Violin & Double Bass

Berio: Sequenzas for Violin & Double Bass

‘A compositional love-letter from Berio to the repertoires and possibilities of each instrument.’

2016

Reconciliation Week 2016

Reconciliation Week 2016

The ACO is proud to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2016 and notes the special place, cultures and contributions of the first Australians.

2016

ACO Move Diary

ACO Move Diary

Emily Dash shares with us her experience as guest artist for the 2016 workshop series.

2016

Welcome to our 2017 Concert Season

Welcome to our 2017 Concert Season

A message from our Artistic Director Richard Tognetti.

2016

Sollima Versus Sollima

Sollima Versus Sollima

The intrepid Sicilian cellist sits down at the ACO Studio and performs with familiar guests.

2016

New Order & The ACO In Concert

New Order & The ACO In Concert

The best tweets, videos and photos from our audience and critics.

2016

Penrith Strings

Penrith Strings

This exciting performance was the culmination of work by an ensemble of 31 school students.

2016

Paganini: Daredevil Composer & Violinist

Paganini: Daredevil Composer & Violinist

We delve into the stories surrounding the composer.

2016

Barry Humphries on Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries on Weimar Cabaret

His personal take on a lifelong musical love affair.

2016

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

As part of Vivid Live we join New Order as they celebrate 35 years with a special live retrospective.

2016

2016 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

2016 Emerging Artists: Video Portraits

An exciting collaboration with NIDA MFA (Directing) Program.

2016

Leonskaja: Lioness of the Keyboard

Leonskaja: Lioness of the Keyboard

We take a look at the life of one of the world's most experienced pianists.

2016

Sollima: A Brief History

Sollima: A Brief History

From when he met Richard Tognetti to his latest projects - a brief history of the Sicilian cellist.

2016

ACO Inspire Quartet in Worawa

ACO Inspire Quartet in Worawa

Our musicians meet 24 Indigenous teenage girls from across Australia.

2016

New Order CD giveaway

New Order CD giveaway

Subscribe to our Enews before 4 June for a chance to win a New Order’s Music Complete CD.

2016

Meet: Meta4 Quartet

Meet: Meta4 Quartet

The acclaimed Finnish quartet will direct ACO Collective on our upcoming regional tour.

2016

Live: Beethoven & Mozart V

Live: Beethoven & Mozart V

Our critically acclaimed concert featuring Richard Tognetti and the ACO at the Sydney Opera House.

2016

Beethoven Grosse Fuge: Live In The Studio

Beethoven Grosse Fuge: Live In The Studio

Richard Tognetti and the ACO rehearse one of the composer's masterpieces.

2016

LISTEN: Beethoven & Mozart V Playlist

LISTEN: Beethoven & Mozart V Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national tour.

2016

Behind-The-Scenes: Beethoven & Mozart V

Behind-The-Scenes: Beethoven & Mozart V

Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra in rehearsals ahead of the national tour.

2016

What Is A Fugue?

What Is A Fugue?

We explore the style of composition - including videos of fugues performed live.

2016

Tognetti: Beethoven's String Quartets

Tognetti: Beethoven's String Quartets

A very personal take on the masterworks from a musical genius.

2016

ACO Inspire Quartet on Tour

ACO Inspire Quartet on Tour

The Quartet kicked off 2016 with a tour to regional Queensland.

2016

Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp

Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp

Jenny Khafagi from the ACO Inspire Quartet told us about their experience at the annual Gondwana Camp.

2016

Penrith Strings at The Joan

Penrith Strings at The Joan

Ahead of their first public performance of the year, we take a look on the Program.

2016

Reflections On Gallipoli

Reflections On Gallipoli

Watch the Helpmann Award-winning concert, a heartfelt exploration of our ANZAC story.

2017

ACO Move: Applications are now open

ACO Move: Applications are now open

Movement and music for young people (17-24 years) with disability.

2016

Live In The Studio: The Four Seasons WA Tour

Live In The Studio: The Four Seasons WA Tour

Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective rehearse Vivaldi ahead of the WA tour.

2016

The Four Seasons WA tour

The Four Seasons WA tour

Discover the program ahead of the tour as Pekka & ACO Collective prepare to hit the road.

2016

ACO Music & Art Program

ACO Music & Art Program

The program is in full swing in primary schools in regional Australia.

2016

Worawa Aboriginal College Program

Worawa Aboriginal College Program

Find out more about our latest adaptation of the ACO Music & Art Program.

2016

Watch: Sollima & His Cello

Watch: Sollima & His Cello

We delve into some of the firebrand cellist's incredible live performances.

2016

Listen: Sequenza Italiana Playlist

Listen: Sequenza Italiana Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national concert tour.

2016

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries & Meow Meow are set to join the ACO in London and Edinburgh.

2016

Live In The Studio: Cinemusica

Live In The Studio: Cinemusica

Timothy Constable, Synergy Percussion, Bobby Singh and the ACO rehearse Cinemusica for the first time.

2016

WATCH: Percussion Classics

WATCH: Percussion Classics

Explore some of the classical world's most exciting percussion pieces.

2016

Thomas Newman: American Beauty

Thomas Newman: American Beauty

A look through the composer's incredible musical lineage and his score to the 5-Oscar winning film.

2016

Bernard Herrmann's Psycho

Bernard Herrmann's Psycho

We explore the composer behind the film score that resulted in one of cinema's most iconic scenes.

2016

Richard Tognetti on Cinemusica

Richard Tognetti on Cinemusica

His personal take on the program and music in film.

2016

Interview: Richard & Timothy

Interview: Richard & Timothy

A fascinating history of film music seen through the Cinemusica program.

2016

Timothy Constable Interview

Timothy Constable Interview

The Synergy Percussion Artistic Director on the cinematic music of Thomas Newman, Bartók and more.

2016

LISTEN: Basel Chamber Orchestra Concert Playlist

LISTEN: Basel Chamber Orchestra Concert Playlist

Listen to the program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

String Workshops

String Workshops

Students have the opportunity to develop their rehearsal skills incorporating the energy of the ACO.

2016

ACO Academy Brisbane concert

ACO Academy Brisbane concert

After an immersive week in chamber music students & ACO mentors take the stage for a free performance on Friday 8 July.

2016

2016 Season Packages

2016 Season Packages

Handpick your favourite 2016 concerts and save up to 20%.

2015

Live In The Studio: Beethoven's 'Serioso'

Live In The Studio: Beethoven's 'Serioso'

Pekka Kuusisto & ACO Collective rehearse Beethoven's spellbinding String Quartet.

2016

New Richard Tognetti Package

New Richard Tognetti Package

Choose from Richard's concerts in 2016 and save up to 20%.

2016

Concert Introduction: Basel Chamber Orchestra

Concert Introduction: Basel Chamber Orchestra

ACO cellist Julian Thompson on the concert featuring Sol Gabetta and the Basel Chamber Orchestra.

2015

ACO Move

ACO Move

Integrated music and movement classes for adolescents with disability.

2015

Keeping In Time With The Reef

Keeping In Time With The Reef

How do musicians keep in time with the footage during the live concert? Find out here...

2016

Please switch your mobile phones on

Please switch your mobile phones on

Breaking the ultimate concert taboo - Pekka brings mobile phones on stage.

2016

Interview With Trumpeter Leanne Sullivan

Interview With Trumpeter Leanne Sullivan

During our Mozart's Last Symphonies tour, we caught up with trumpeter Leanne Sullivan.

2015

Emerging Artists Program 2017

Emerging Artists Program 2017

Pekka Kuusisto appointment: a great mentoring opportunity for young Australian musicians.

2016

WATCH: Richard Tognetti's 'Hypnosis'

WATCH: Richard Tognetti's 'Hypnosis'

An excerpt of The Reef featuring a new composition by Richard Tognetti - vocals by Satu Vänskä.

2016

Earth, and a piece of Finland

Earth, and a piece of Finland

The story behind Sibelius's Rakastava.

2016

Basel Chamber Orchestra

Basel Chamber Orchestra

Discover one of the leading chamber orchestras and watch their performance of Serenade for Strings.

2015

WATCH: Elisabeth Leonskaja

WATCH: Elisabeth Leonskaja

We take a look into some of Leonskaja's greatest performances ahead of her national concert tour.

2016

Listen: The Four Seasons

Listen: The Four Seasons

Listen to the live recording of our acclaimed program with Richard Tognetti & Joseph Tawadros.

2015

Pekka & His ACO Collective Debut

Pekka & His ACO Collective Debut

ABC Classic FM Martin Buzacott chats to Pekka about his plans for ACO Collective.

2016

ACO Inspire Quartet

ACO Inspire Quartet

We caught up with viola player William Clark ahead of the Queensland tour.

2016

The ACO Appoints a New Managing Director

The ACO Appoints a New Managing Director

Richard Evans has been chosen as our new Managing Director.

2015

Penrith Strings Program

Penrith Strings Program

Keith Lizardo talks about his experience as a violin student.

2015

Pekka Reveals The Program

Pekka Reveals The Program

From Beethoven's Op.95 to Dessner's 'Tenebre': the Beethoven & The 21st Century program.

2016

Nico Muhly: Drones & Violin

Nico Muhly: Drones & Violin

Discover the New York-based composer's piece from his celebrated 'Drones' series.

2016

Listen: Cinemusica Playlist

Listen: Cinemusica Playlist

American Beauty, Psycho, The Shining... listen to the music program before the concert.

2016

ACO Uluru Festival

ACO Uluru Festival

The ACO performs for the first time in the spiritual heart of Australia.

2015

LISTEN: Beethoven & The 21st Century Playlist

LISTEN: Beethoven & The 21st Century Playlist

A program featuring music by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Sibelius, Beethoven and more.

2016

The Reef USA Tour

The Reef USA Tour

Our Strategic Development Manager, Alexandra Cameron-Fraser, on the USA tour.

2016

WATCH: Beethoven & The 21st Century

WATCH: Beethoven & The 21st Century

Full live performance at Sydney Opera House.

2016

WATCH: The Lark Ascending Live

WATCH: The Lark Ascending Live

Watch Richard Tognetti, the ACO & guests perform Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending'.

2015

Tawadros Brothers

Tawadros Brothers

Bringing new musical horizons to Vivaldi’s masterpiece.

2015

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Treat yourself and loved ones - give the gift of music!

2015

Chris Moore's Last Hurrah

Chris Moore's Last Hurrah

Listen to an exclusive ABC Radio interview with the intrepid violist before we bid him farewell.

2016

ACO at Vivid Live 2016

ACO at Vivid Live 2016

ACO performs with New Order + Joe Duddell.

2016

LISTEN: Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik

LISTEN: Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Listen to the latest instalment of ACO Sessions on Spotify: Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik.

2015

Bryce Dessner: Tenebre

Bryce Dessner: Tenebre

The modern-day classical artist on his critically acclaimed collaboration with Kronos Quartet.

2016

Six degrees of separation. Well, sort of…

Six degrees of separation. Well, sort of…

A challenging take on the famous Six Degrees of Separation theory.

2016

Penrith Youth Orchestra Program

Penrith Youth Orchestra Program

An exciting partnership with the Penrith Symphony Orchestra and The Joan.

2015

Meet: Sol Gabetta

Meet: Sol Gabetta

Discover Argentina's dazzling cello virtuoso ahead of the concert tour with the Basel Chamber Orchestra.

2015

Meet: Pekka Kuusisto

Meet: Pekka Kuusisto

An intrepid musical mind takes up the artistic direction of ACO Collective.

2016

WATCH: The Reef (Revisited)

WATCH: The Reef (Revisited)

An excerpt of a brand new cut featuring Rachmaninov's Vocalise.

2016

ACO Hong Kong Residency

ACO Hong Kong Residency

A new model that conciliates touring with educational activities.

2015

Top 5: Classical Music in Films

Top 5: Classical Music in Films

Explore our Top 5 Classical Music moments in Films.

2016

In the Press: Beethoven & The 21st Century

In the Press: Beethoven & The 21st Century

Read reviews from our 2016 season opener tour.

2016

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Live

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Live

Listen to the live recording of Mozart's Last Symphonies with Richard Tognetti.

2015

WATCH: Pekka Kuusisto

WATCH: Pekka Kuusisto

A video guide to the Finnish fiddler’s musical feats.

2016

Live in the Studio: Mozart's 'Jupiter'

Live in the Studio: Mozart's 'Jupiter'

Watch the last rehearsal ahead of the Mozart's Last Symphonies tour.

2015

A Brief History: Tognetti At The ACO

A Brief History: Tognetti At The ACO

How Richard Tognetti changed the live Australian classical music experience.

2015

#my4seasons Instagram Competition

#my4seasons Instagram Competition

The latest entries in our Four Seasons Instagram competition.

2015

Brahms' Influence on Popular Culture

Brahms' Influence on Popular Culture

A fun take on the ever-popular and omnipresent work of a musical genius.

2015

Max and His 16th-Century Double Bass

Max and His 16th-Century Double Bass

ACO Principal Double Bassist and the story behind the Gasparo da Salò double bass

2015

Behind-the-Scenes: The Four Seasons

Behind-the-Scenes: The Four Seasons

Richard Tognetti got snapping before the Orchestra went onstage.

2015

Our Top 5 Prodigies

Our Top 5 Prodigies

Explore 5 of our top prodigies of all time.

2015

Live in the Studio: Susan Graham

Live in the Studio: Susan Graham

The world's finest mezzo-soprano rehearses Ravel ahead of our national concert tour.

2015

Satu Vänskä plays Bach’s Violin Concerto

Satu Vänskä plays Bach’s Violin Concerto

A magnificent concerto coming to our main stage season.

2015

The ACO Golden Age Instruments

The ACO Golden Age Instruments

Take a look at some of our instruments dating back to the 18th century.

2015

ACO Underground: Satu Vänskä

ACO Underground: Satu Vänskä

We caught up with our Principal Violin, frontwoman and curator of ACO Underground.

2014

Listen: Brahms 3 Concert Playlist

Listen: Brahms 3 Concert Playlist

Listen to the program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

Backstage with Tognetti: Reflections on Gallipoli

Backstage with Tognetti: Reflections on Gallipoli

Richard got snapping backstage during the Reflections on Gallipoli tour.

2015

Formidable Musicians, Idiosyncratic Styles

Formidable Musicians, Idiosyncratic Styles

A non-exhaustive list of musicians with formidable technique and idiosyncratic style.

2015

Live in the Studio: Reflections on Gallipoli

Live in the Studio: Reflections on Gallipoli

Watch the last rehearsal before the national concert tour.

2015

Brahms' Third Symphony

Brahms' Third Symphony

One of the greatest symphonies of all time - Brahms' enduring genius.

2015

LISTEN: Olli Mustonen Concert Playlist

LISTEN: Olli Mustonen Concert Playlist

Listen to the pieces in the Olli Mustonen program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

In the Press: Mozart’s Last Symphonies

In the Press: Mozart’s Last Symphonies

Read reviews from the national concert tour.

2015

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Playlist

Listen: Mozart's Last Symphonies Playlist

Listen to the pieces in the program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

Live in the Studio: Olli Mustonen

Live in the Studio: Olli Mustonen

Watch the last rehearsals ahead of the Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich tour.

2015

Live in the Studio: Brahms' Third Symphony

Live in the Studio: Brahms' Third Symphony

Watch the orchestra as they put the final touches on Brahms' masterpiece.

2015

Photos from The Reef

Photos from The Reef

Beautiful photos from our surf-film-music project.

2012

Stories About The Reef

Stories About The Reef

A few journalists who came to Ningaloo Reef with us share their stories.

2012

Vale John Harper, 1933 - 2015

Vale John Harper, 1933 - 2015

ACO is sad to announce that John Harper has died at the age of 82.

2015

Welcome

Welcome

Richard Tognetti cuts the ribbon - welcome to our blog!

2010

Parramatta String Players win!

Parramatta String Players win!

Awarded with two eisteddfod awards, in Ryde and Penrith,

2012

ACO2 NSW/QLD/NT Tour

ACO2 NSW/QLD/NT Tour

ACO2 covered 5,000km in 3 weeks.

2012

On tour in Japan

On tour in Japan

Our Deputy General Manager on our Japan tour.

2012

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

A great promo from Switzerland.

2012

Matraville Soldiers’ Settlement Public School

Matraville Soldiers’ Settlement Public School

"My brain is full of flashing images of kids laughing and smiling."

2012

North American Tour Report

North American Tour Report

Tour notes from our General Manager.

2012

Sameness is the Enemy

Sameness is the Enemy

By saxophonist Scott Robinson.

2012

Carnegie Hall Concert - an Amusing Review

Carnegie Hall Concert - an Amusing Review

"Hounded by fierce koala bears and the sinister wallaby..."

2012

Danielle de Niese

Danielle de Niese

Reviews from the tour.

2012

Venues Old and New

Venues Old and New

Images from the venues we tour in.

2012

Helena Rathbone's Top 5 Recordings

Helena Rathbone's Top 5 Recordings

Our Principal Violinist tells us her favourite recordings.

2012

ACO Academy

ACO Academy

27 talented high school students spent the week working with ACO musicians.

2012

After the Choral

After the Choral

A poem by an audience member who attended Beethoven 9, Ode to Joy.

2012

Education Update

Education Update

144 students from 60 different schools in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

2012

2012 European Tour

2012 European Tour

The Old Continent, from the road.

2012

Education Update: WA Tour

Education Update: WA Tour

Perth is known for its idealistic weather...

2012

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Dancer Thomas Bradley writes about Project Rameau.

2012

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Dancer Thomas Bradley writes about Project Rameau.

2012

ACO2 Tasmania Tour

ACO2 Tasmania Tour

An update from our tour manager Vicki Norton.

2012

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Guest Blog: Sydney Dance Company

Dancer Thomas Bradley writes about Project Rameau.

2012

A Bundaberg Welcome

A Bundaberg Welcome

Sun, heat and rehearsals.

2012

Strings and Smiles

Strings and Smiles

An all day string workshop with highschool students.

2012

Niseko Winter Music Festival

Niseko Winter Music Festival

Tour updates from the stunning snowfields of Japan.

2013

The Reef Wins Surfing Award

The Reef Wins Surfing Award

Something we couldn't dream of not that long ago.

2013

Friday Flashback: 1998

Friday Flashback: 1998

We look back at the history of the ACO.

2013

Mount Isa School of the Air

Mount Isa School of the Air

Feedback from one of our tours.

2013

Hong Kong & California Tour Report

Hong Kong & California Tour Report

Our General Manager's updates from the road.

2013

Friday Flashback: 12 April 1996

Friday Flashback: 12 April 1996

We look back at ACO history.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tangos and Triumphs

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tangos and Triumphs

Adam Szabo's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Harmoniums in Horsham

ACO2 Tour Blog: Harmoniums in Horsham

Ben Caddy's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Benalla

ACO2 Tour Blog: Benalla

Ben Caddy's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: The Capitol

ACO2 Tour Blog: The Capitol

Adam Szabo's updates from the road.

2013

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tango & Texts

ACO2 Tour Blog: Tango & Texts

Adam Szabo on the ACO tour in Montrose.

2013

Richard Tognetti's Backstage Photos

Richard Tognetti's Backstage Photos

A behind-the-scenes look by our Artistic Director.

2013

Rachel Scott Defends the Arts

Rachel Scott Defends the Arts

"Classical music, opera and ballet are insufferably boring."

2013

Tipi's TarraWarra Report

Tipi's TarraWarra Report

Our Principal Cello on this special festival.

2013

Our New Double Bass

Our New Double Bass

The latest addition to our outstanding array of period instruments.

2013

ACO Emerging Artists

ACO Emerging Artists

Meet our EA Doretta Balkizas.

2013

ACO Music and Movement

ACO Music and Movement

The first round of classes that provide access to the arts for adolescents with disability.

2013

ACO2 Tour Update: The Tanks

ACO2 Tour Update: The Tanks

An ACO2 strings workshop with some of Cairns' promising young musicians.

2013

Ten minutes with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Ten minutes with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Your questions answered.

2013

Original instruments for Brahms 4

Original instruments for Brahms 4

Read about Jane Gower and David Chatteron's instruments: bassoon & contrabassoon.

2013

String Students visit ACO VIRTUAL

String Students visit ACO VIRTUAL

Soldiers' Settlement Public School, Matraville, students and their take on ACO VIRTUAL.

2013

Vasse Felix & 2013 in Review

Vasse Felix & 2013 in Review

Our 2013 Emerging Artist Doretta Balkizas on her tenure with ACO2.

2014

Dawn Upshaw's Favourite Four

Dawn Upshaw's Favourite Four

Upshaw picks her favourite pieces as part of Dawn Upshaw, Elgar & Grieg.

2014

Canada & USA Tour in gifs!

Canada & USA Tour in gifs!

We've pieced together some snapshots of what they've been up to on tour - in gifs!

2014

The Power of the Muse

The Power of the Muse

Where does creativity come from?

2014

Live in the Studio: Piano Quintets

Live in the Studio: Piano Quintets

Watch the ACO and guests as they rehearse ahead of their concerts.

2014

Vale Peter Sculthorpe

Vale Peter Sculthorpe

Richard Tognetti on the long-time ACO friend.

2014

Tognetti introduces the 2015 Season

Tognetti introduces the 2015 Season

450 years of music by 28 composers from 11 countries, performed by more than 30 guests.

2014

Photo Gallery: The making of our 2015 Season

Photo Gallery: The making of our 2015 Season

Behind-the-scenes look into our 2015 Season brochure shoot.

2014

Europe bound!

Europe bound!

The ACO is going on an European tour.

2014

European Tour - Tim's Blog #1

European Tour - Tim's Blog #1

Our General Manager on the ACO European tour: Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

2014

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #2

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #2

Our General Manager on the ACO European tour: Paris.

2014

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #3

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #3

Our General Manager on Dublin and London.

2014

European Tour - Tim's Blog #4

European Tour - Tim's Blog #4

Our General Manager on Luxembourg and Frankfurt.

2014

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #5

European Tour – Tim’s Blog #5

Our General Manager on three weeks of high energy concerts in Europe.

2014

Bernard Zuel on Jonny Greenwood

Bernard Zuel on Jonny Greenwood

The Radiohead multi-instrumentalist disavows higher concepts and grander ambitions.

2014

Dushkin & Stravinsky: Collaboration and Friendship

Dushkin & Stravinsky: Collaboration and Friendship

We explore the relationship between the late violinist and the celebrated composer.

2014

Ask Me Anything: Anthony Marwood

Ask Me Anything: Anthony Marwood

You asked, he answered. Read audience questions for Anthony Marwood.

2014

ACO2 violinist Peter Clark ‘comes home’

ACO2 violinist Peter Clark ‘comes home’

Reflections from our ACO2 violinist as he returns from a national tour.

2014

Classical meets pop

Classical meets pop

We revisit our favourite fusions of classical and pop music.

2014

In the press: Marwood's Serenade

In the press: Marwood's Serenade

Read reviews of the national concert tour.

2014

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School visit ACO

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School visit ACO

Students see an ACO rehearsal for Marwood's Serenade.

2014

Feedback: Marwood's Serenade

Feedback: Marwood's Serenade

Audience reviews of Anthony Marwood and the concert program.

2014

#ACO15: Christmas Gift Guide

#ACO15: Christmas Gift Guide

ACO gift ideas for your 2015 festive season.

2014

What's New: ACO 2015

What's New: ACO 2015

A look at the highlights of our 2015 National Concert Season.

2014

2015 Emerging Artists: Harry Bennetts

2015 Emerging Artists: Harry Bennetts

We caught up with our new EA, violinist Harry Bennetts.

2014

Spicing it up: Joe Tawadros

Spicing it up: Joe Tawadros

Our favourite oud player brings some spice to The Four Seasons.

2015

The company you keep ...

The company you keep ...

An overview of our 2015 season.

2015

2015 Emerging Artists: Aurora Henrich

2015 Emerging Artists: Aurora Henrich

Meet our newest AE, double bassist Aurora Henrich.

2015

Joe Tawadros: Permission to Evaporate

Joe Tawadros: Permission to Evaporate

Four Seasons guest musician takes us through his latest album.

2015

Ask A Musician: Vibrato

Ask A Musician: Vibrato

Watch our Cellist Julian Thompson explain how to practice and play vibrato.

2015

Ask A Musician: Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4

Ask A Musician: Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4

Our musicians help you with techniques to play difficult compositions.

2015

The Oud & The Orchestra: Tognetti & Tawadros

The Oud & The Orchestra: Tognetti & Tawadros

East meets West in Tognetti and Tawadros' musical exploration.

2015

In the Press: The Four Seasons

In the Press: The Four Seasons

Read reviews of our latest national concert tour.

2015

Twitterings: The Four Seasons

Twitterings: The Four Seasons

Audience twitteractions during our national tour concerts.

2015

Review: The Four Seasons

Review: The Four Seasons

Lloyd Bradford Syke reviews the ACO concert.

2015

Vivaldi's Travelator

Vivaldi's Travelator

What happens when ACO musicians and a troupe of dancers are let loose at the airport?

2015

Ask A Musician: Bow Marking For Strings

Ask A Musician: Bow Marking For Strings

What are bow markings for strings and how do you use them?

2015

Ask a musician: non-classical music

Ask a musician: non-classical music

Richard and Sascha tell us what's on their playlist.

2015

Emerging Artists: Fresh and Fashionable

Emerging Artists: Fresh and Fashionable

We snapped photos as our EAs converged to meet their ACO mentors.

2015

ACO play at Melbourne Synagogue

ACO play at Melbourne Synagogue

The ACO performed in this gorgeous building from 1855.

2015

Guest stars: Reflections on Gallipoli

Guest stars: Reflections on Gallipoli

Neil Armfield, Nigel Jamieson, Carl Vine, Taryn Fiebig, Nathaniel Dean, Yalin Ozucelik.

2015

Newest Members: Christensen and Pallandi

Newest Members: Christensen and Pallandi

Congratulations to the newest members of the ACO, Glenn Christensen and Liisa Pallandi.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: The Lark Ascending

Reflections on Gallipoli: The Lark Ascending

The story of the piece Williams wrote before leaving for active service in the WWI.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Frederick Septimus Kelly

Reflections on Gallipoli: Frederick Septimus Kelly

Explore Kelly's role in Gallipoli that influenced his writing of 'In Memoriam Rupert Brooke'.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Fair Enemies

Reflections on Gallipoli: Fair Enemies

Read powerful quotes from those in the trenches at Gallipoli:

2015

Backstage with Tognetti: The Four Seasons

Backstage with Tognetti: The Four Seasons

Our Artistic Director shares photos from behind-the-scenes.

2015

Nigel Jamieson on Reflections on Gallipoli

Nigel Jamieson on Reflections on Gallipoli

Large-scale theatre specialist Nigel Jamieson takes us through the production.

2015

Timothy Calnin on Reflections on Gallipoli

Timothy Calnin on Reflections on Gallipoli

The ACO General Manager reflects on the concert.

2015

In the press: Reflections on Gallipoli

In the press: Reflections on Gallipoli

Read reviews of the national concert tour.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Çanakkale Sehitlerine

Reflections on Gallipoli: Çanakkale Sehitlerine

If I could wrap round your wound in the evening with tulles of sunset.

2015

Meet Benjamin Schmid

Meet Benjamin Schmid

We caught up with ACO2 Around the World guest director and violinist.

2015

Reflections on Gallipoli: Audio-Described

Reflections on Gallipoli: Audio-Described

We are proud to present our first audio-described concert.

2015

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto: Stefan Jackiw

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto: Stefan Jackiw

Wacth the violin virtuoso play the piece that made him famous.

2015

#ACOonTour: United States of America

#ACOonTour: United States of America

Backstage and Orchestra photos of our 2015 USA tour.

2015

ACO On Tour: Tweet Seats at Virginia Tech

ACO On Tour: Tweet Seats at Virginia Tech

Audience tweeteractions from our USA tour.

2015

Meet Stefan Jackiw

Meet Stefan Jackiw

We caught up with the violin prodigy and Mostly Mendelssohn guest soloist.

2015

#ACOonTour: Reviews

#ACOonTour: Reviews

Read reviews from our 2015 USA tour.

2015

#ACOonTour: Keith in New York

#ACOonTour: Keith in New York

The lucky winner of our #ACO15 Subscriber competition – Keith and our NYC concert.

2015

ACO Move: A Sensory Tactile Experience

ACO Move: A Sensory Tactile Experience

Discover our program designed to introduce classical music to students with disability.

2015

In the Press: Mostly Mendelssohn

In the Press: Mostly Mendelssohn

Read concert review and features ahead of Mostly Mendelssohn.

2015

Audio: Mostly Mendelssohn in Concert

Audio: Mostly Mendelssohn in Concert

Listen to an exclusive ABC radio audio recording of the Mostly Mendelssohn concert.

2015

Egarr & The Golden Age Concert Introduction

Egarr & The Golden Age Concert Introduction

Watch Tipi take us through the program - plus Satu plays Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor.

2015

Listen: Egarr & The Golden Age Playlist

Listen: Egarr & The Golden Age Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national tour.

2015

Meet the Academy of Ancient Music

Meet the Academy of Ancient Music

And discover how they performed in an 1800-year old Roman amphitheatre in Libya.

2015

Subscribers Special Offer: Langton's Shiraz Collection

Subscribers Special Offer: Langton's Shiraz Collection

An exclusive offer from our friends.

2015

ACO2 on Tour: Around the World

ACO2 on Tour: Around the World

A tour update, from the road!

2015

Meet Richard Egarr

Meet Richard Egarr

We sat down for an irreverent tête-à-tête with the English 'polymath of the musical world'.

2015

In the Press: Egarr & The Golden Age

In the Press: Egarr & The Golden Age

Read reviews of the Egarr national concert tour.

2015

Larger Than Life: Susan Graham

Larger Than Life: Susan Graham

Most opera divas don’t do their errands on bikes or scuba-dive off the coast of Thailand.

2015

Satu Vänskä: A French Celebration

Satu Vänskä: A French Celebration

Our Principal Violin takes us through the program chosen by Susan Graham.

2015

Listen: Egarr on ABC

Listen: Egarr on ABC

Listen to the exclusive ABC audio recording of our Egarr & The Golden Age concert.

2015

Listen: A French Celebration Playlist

Listen: A French Celebration Playlist

Listen to the concert program ahead of the national concert tour.

2015

Meet: Susan Graham

Meet: Susan Graham

The Texas-born tour de force on her green chilli enchiladas addiction and much more.

2015

In the Press: Susan Graham

In the Press: Susan Graham

Concert reviews, interviews and articles on the mezzo-soprano.

2015

Susan Graham Cracks Us Up

Susan Graham Cracks Us Up

One of the world's greatest living voices is also incredibly fun.

2015

Video: Brahms 3 Concert Introduction

Video: Brahms 3 Concert Introduction

Our Principal Viola Chris Moore takes us through the concert program.

2015

The ACO Celebrates Mozart

The ACO Celebrates Mozart

A bright interplay of virtuosic performances of the viola and violin.

2015

Trailer: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

Trailer: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

A grand program featuring seminal works in the classical repertoire.

2015

Discover the ACO2 string ensemble

Discover the ACO2 string ensemble

The ACO's critically acclaimed string ensemble.

2015

Trailer: The Best of British

Trailer: The Best of British

Join Alexander Sitkovetski as he directs the ACO2's critically acclaimed ensemble.

2015

Alexander Sitkovetsky in Brief

Alexander Sitkovetsky in Brief

Best of British guest director whose performances are "fiery and energetic".

2015

A Message From Timothy Calnin

A Message From Timothy Calnin

Our General Manager bids us 'Goodbye'.

2015

Best of British: Meet Alexander Sitkovetsky

Best of British: Meet Alexander Sitkovetsky

We interview the Best of British guest director and lead violin.

2015

Conquer New Musical Heights in 2016

Conquer New Musical Heights in 2016

The lowdown on the 2016 National Concert Season.

2015

Beethoven and I, by Richard Tognetti

Beethoven and I, by Richard Tognetti

Our Artistic Director's personal take on the musical genius.

2015

In the Press: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

In the Press: Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

Read reviews of the national tour concerts.

2015

Vale Roger Smalley, 1943–2015

Vale Roger Smalley, 1943–2015

Richard Tognetti on the passing of a long-time ACO friend.

2015

Concert Introduction: Tipi and Satu on Olli Mustonen

Concert Introduction: Tipi and Satu on Olli Mustonen

Tipi's thoughts on the concert program. Satu plays Shostakovich.

2015

Trailer: Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich

Trailer: Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich

Watch the trailer for Olli Mustonen's national tour concerts.

2015

42.000 People And Counting: ACO VIRTUAL

42.000 People And Counting: ACO VIRTUAL

The lowdown on two successful seasons in regional Queensland.

2015

ACO Academy

ACO Academy

“It was a beautiful experience to be surrounded by such immaculate ACO mentors"

2015

In the Press: Olli Mustonen

In the Press: Olli Mustonen

Reviews of the Olli Mustonen, Bach & Shostakovich national concert tour.

2015

Tognetti Introduces Mozart's Last Symphonies

Tognetti Introduces Mozart's Last Symphonies

"Mozart's last three symphonies are among the greatest things ever written."

2015

Triptych: a tribute to Britten's music

Triptych: a tribute to Britten's music

A tribute to the beauty and depth of the composer's music.

2015