- 4 June 2016
Due to unforseen casting and logistical difficulties, we have had to postpone our
two performances of Theft.
In 2014, ACO audiences roared their approval of the exhilarating mastery of
maverick cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima’s performances across Australia.
In 2016 he returns for an unmissable celebration of five centuries of Italian
music, ably joined by soloists from the ACO.
Founded by the great fiddler Yehudi Menuhin in 1957, the festival is held every
European summer in the scenic Swiss alpine town of Gstaad. This year, Richard Tognetti
and the Orchestra perform three different concerts at Saanen Church.
Alongside Meow Meow and the Orchestra, Barry Humphries curates, presents
and performs the music of Berlin's Weimar Republic (1920s-1930s) including jazz,
cabaret, tango and Broadway-musical style pieces.
The Orchestra performs in the largest music festival in all of Scandinavia, at
the historic Tivoli Garden amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde concert and Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret
will be showcased in one of the world's most renowned festivals.
Barry Humphries curates, presents and performs the music of Berlin's Weimar
Republic (1920s-1930s) including jazz, cabaret, tango and Broadway-musical style pieces.
The hedonistic partying and social revolution of this era is re-awakened in this full-throttle
concert featuring transgressive cabaret sensation Meow Meow.
Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Mozart’s Jeunehomme Piano Concerto, perhaps
his first genuine masterpiece, and a bold and elegant work that sparkles with
wit and vigour.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Beethoven & Mendelssohn’
performed by ACO Collective and directed by one of Finland’s most internationally
successful string quartets, Meta4.
Experience the ACO at its most intimate with two haunting treasures from the
giants of music, Mozart and Beethoven, that journey from meditation to elation.
Julia Lezhneva's voice is impeccably suited to the intricacy and passion
of the Baroque masters.
Relish the melodic invention and dynamic flow of two of the Baroque’s
finest composers with the ACO, directed by Richard Tognetti.
Directed by Richard Tognetti, this program features Beethoven’s joyful
Seventh Symphony and Slava Grigoyan in Rodrigo's ever-popular Guitar Concerto.
The ACO’s journey through Beethoven's late quartets culminates
with a presentation of the composer’s own favourite, String Quartet Op.131,
the epitome of his later style: expansive, visceral, and utterly affecting.
Directed by Richard Tognetti, this enchanting program includes two ever-popular
and immediately appealing works by Bach, while two concertos from Vivaldi will
invite the ACO’s violins and cello to take energetic flight.
With a blend of fine art, live music and stunning views, this weekend-long festival
in the Yarra Valley, only an hour from Melbourne, features intimate concerts directed
by Richard Tognetti.