Image: Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director & Violin. Photo by Mick Bruzzese.
Optimism, joy and transcendence, our 2017 season is full of musical experiences where the great masters like Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Schumann rub shoulders with the diverse contemporary voices of Pēteris Vasks, Ross Edwards, John Adams, Pierre Boulez and James Ledger.
This is a season of music that both engages with and transcends the troubles of the everyday, culminating in our yuletide extravaganza, Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio.
For me and the musicians, our passion for the music we share with our audiences is what drives us in performance. Our subscribers and concertgoers inspire us to keep pushing the boundaries. The music doesn’t come alive without your act of listening, and we’re committed to finding new ways for you to enjoy it.
With the world’s increasing dependence on the third eye (otherwise known as the smartphone, that meta-organ that consists of your mind and all of your senses), many of our newer audience members use this means to bring the wider world instantly into the concert experience.
Whether private musical communion or events to share via cyberspace, we invite you into our 43rd Season.
I hope you will share in the experience of the ACO live, in concert with us in 2017.
Richard Tognetti Artistic Director & Violin
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