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ACO Next Update

Posted on 29 Nov 2016 by Leo Messias

ACO Next members saw out the year with a very special event at the home of John Winning, CEO of Winning Group and Appliances Online, who welcomed us into his amazing warehouse for our second cocktail party of the year.

Satu Vänskä led a thrilling performance by eleven ACO musicians, taking us through an eclectic selection of repertoire from the pulsing and energetic Orawa to the more traditional Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor.   The biggest surprise of the evening was an excerpt from Penderecki’s String Quartet.

The performance also included Barber's achingly sombre Adagio for Strings and, to get us in the spirit for the silly season, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto.

Photo: Members enjoy the intimacy of the performance.

Photo: Drinks continued upstairs, following the performance.

Photo: John Winning, Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM

We’d like to thank the ACO’s partners Katering, Balmain Brewing Company, Peter Lehmann Wines and Langton’s for their support through the year, and we look forward to sharing many more memorable performances and events with members in 2017.

Photo: Este Darin-Cooper, Chris Burgess, Lucinda Bradshaw, Henry Durack and Nicole Pedler

Photo: Grant Sandler, Bonita Williams, Urte Simonyte and Alessandro Belgiorno-Nettis.

If you are interested in finding out more about ACO Next, our membership program for young philanthropists and music lovers, please contact Sally Crawford via email on or call her on 02 8274 3835.

Photo: Glenn Christensen, Sascha Bota and Mike Southwell.

Photo: Emile Sherman, Nina Walton, Zeb Rice and Satu Vänskä.

Photo: Sally Crawford, Sam Zalin and Filippe