Sequenza Italiana

Sequenza Italiana29 June - 10 July 2016

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.

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ACO Academy Brisbane

ACO Academy Brisbane8 July 2016

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

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European Tour | Gstaad Menuhin Festival

European Tour | Gstaad Menuhin Festival22 - 26 July 2016

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.   

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Cadogan Hall | Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Cadogan Hall | Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret29 July - 3 August 2016

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.

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European Tour | Tivoli Festival

European Tour | Tivoli Festival4 August 2016

The Orchestra performs in the largest music festival in all of Scandinavia, at the historic Tivoli Garden amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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European Tour | Edinburgh International Festival

European Tour | Edinburgh International Festival6 - 9 August 2016

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde concert and Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret will be showcased in one of the world's most renowned festivals.

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Tanglewood Festival | Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Tanglewood Festival | Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret14 August 2016

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.

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Leonskaja & Mozart

Leonskaja & Mozart26 August - 7 September 2016

The Australian debut of the grand dame of the piano, featuring music by Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven. 

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ACO Collective | Beethoven & Mendelssohn

ACO Collective | Beethoven & Mendelssohn2 - 16 September 2016

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Beethoven & Mendelssohn’ performed by ACO Collective and directed by one of Finland’s most internationally successful string quartets, Meta4. 

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Richard Tognetti & Polina Leschenko in Recital

Richard Tognetti & Polina Leschenko in Recital12 - 13 September 2016

Richard Tognetti is joined by virtuoso pianist Polina Leschenko for two intimate recital programs in Sydney and Canberra.

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Intimate Beethoven

Intimate Beethoven23 - 26 September 2016

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.

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Julia Lezhneva

Julia Lezhneva8 - 18 October 2016

Julia Lezhneva's voice is impeccably suited to the intricacy and passion of the Baroque masters.

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Tognetti & ACO Soloists

Tognetti & ACO Soloists16 - 19 October 2016

Relish the melodic invention and dynamic flow of two of the Baroque’s finest composers with the ACO, directed by Richard Tognetti.

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Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII

Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII30 October - 7 November 2016

Directed by Richard Tognetti, this program features Beethoven’s joyful Seventh Symphony and Slava Grigoyan in Rodrigo's ever-popular Guitar Concerto.

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Beethoven Finale

Beethoven Finale18 - 28 November 2016

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.

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Vivaldi & Bach

Vivaldi & Bach7 December 2016

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.

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Tarrawarra Festival 2017

Tarrawarra Festival 201725 - 26 February 2017

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.

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