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What's New: ACO 2015

Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by ACO Marketing

Tickets are now on sale for our 2015 Season, which is a big year for us – not only are we celebrating the Orchestra’s 40th anniversary, but also Richard Tognetti’s 25th year as Artistic Director.

In 2015, we will take on 450 years of music by 28 composers from 11 countries, performed with more than 30 guests artists and the 17 core members of the ACO. You can read more about the full program and download the 2015 Season brochure on our website, and watch the season videos (with helpful introductions by SBS’s Anton Enus) on our YouTube channel.

The program was announced in August, but we’re delighted to now bring you further information about what you can expect to hear (and see) in 2015.

February, November, December

Fresh from his ARIA award win (Best World Album), Joseph Tawadros joins us for The Four Seasons performing selections from Permission to Evaporate. We’re also delighted to release the imagery for our Four Seasons campaign (shot by Christopher Ireland and designed by Christopher Doyle), which encapsulates the colourful nature of Vivaldi’s masterpiece.

To celebrate our performance of this seminal work, we’ll be running an Instagram competition throughout 2015 – head to our website to find out how you can enter.


We’re delighted to announce that Nigel Jamieson (Devisor) will join forces with Neil Armfield (Director) and Richard Tognetti to present Reflections on Gallipoli.

Large-scale theatre specialist Nigel Jamieson has a background in British theatre, and is responsible for the staging of many larger-than-life events: the outdoor Red Square events at Barrie Kosky’s Adelaide Fesitval, The Theft of Sita, Kelly’s Republic for the Sydney Opera House, Honour Bound (the David Hicks story), and the new opera Dead Man Walking; not to mention the artistic direction of the ABC Millennium Broadcast, and the Tin Symphony sequence for Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Joining the Orchestra for Reflections on Gallipoli is Helpmann Award–winning soprano Taryn Fiebig. Currently starring in Verdi’s Falstaff at Arts Centre Melbourne, Taryn has also starred as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, Musetta in La bohème, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Clorinda in Cenerentola, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Rose in Lakmé, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Karolka in Jenufa, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Gianetta in The Gondoliers. In 2008–09, she sang the leading role of Eliza Dolittle in the national tour of My Fair Lady.

Taryn Fiebig with Richard E Grant in 'My Fair Lady'

Taryn Fiebig with Richard E Grant in ‘My Fair Lady’

Yalin Ozucelik also joins the production. Currently performing in Sydney Theatre Company’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Yalin graduated from NIDA in 2007. He has also featured in numerous theatre and television productions, including Bell Shakespeare’s Henry IV, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet, and will appear in the Nine Network’s 8-part series Gallipoli in 2015.

Yalin Ozucelik with Richard Roxburgh in 'Cyrano de Bergerac'

Yalin Ozucelik with Richard Roxburgh in ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’


We’re really looking forward to welcoming Basel Chamber Orchestra to Sydney for their first ever Australian tour (and the first time we’re hosting another orchestra).

Kindred spirits of the ACO, Basel Chamber Orchestra present energy-charged concerts that sparkle with a love of music. Founded in 1984 by graduates of various Swiss musical colleges, the Orchestra perform at the most important concert arenas and festivals on the European classical music scene.

Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta will join the Swiss orchestra during their Australian tour. Sol regularly appears at major festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, Verbier; Menuhin Festival, Gstaad; Schwetzingen Festival; Bonn Beethoven Festival; Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival; Schwarzenberg Schubertiade; and the Saratoga Festival. She has also founded her own chamber music festival in Switzerland with the name ‘Solsberg’, where she performs together with her chamber music partners, including Henri Sigfridsson, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Baiba and Lauma Skride and Patricia Kopatchinkskaya.


2015 Season

Save up to 25% and receive an exclusive CD and great subscriber benefits.

Choose Your Own Package
Choose 3 or more concerts in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney or Wollongong and save up to 20%. Tickets bought as part of a package can be exchanged through the ACO Box Office without incurring any fees.

Early Birds
5% off tickets booked before midnight on 14 January 2015.

Under 30s
Buy best available seats for $46 (Melbourne Recital Centre $49).

Student Rush
Available on the day of the performance for $20 (subject to availability).