ACO HomeCasts Weeks 6 & 7

A special performance of Arvo Pärt’s 'Tabula Rasa', a new recording of Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet and performances from Ilya Isakovich and Stefanie Farrands.

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ACO Premiere

Arvo Pärt's 'Tabula Rasa'

The musicians of the ACO perform Arvo Pärt’s sublime Tabula Rasa in isolation in this special video produced by Richard Tognetti and cinematographer Jon Frank.
ACO Violinist Ilya Isakovich

ACO Home to Home: Ilya Isakovich

ACO violinist Ilya Isakovich, joined by Maja Savnik, Nicole Divall and Melissa Barnard, has created a moving tribute to the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky with a performance of the Andante Cantabile from the String Quartet No.1.
George Meets the Orchestra

Music & Art: Lesson Two

The second lesson in our eight-part Music & Art program, which teaches children how to create their very own musical composition, either from home or in the classroom. In this lesson you'll learn more about the different instruments of the orchestra, particularly the instruments of the Australian Chamber Orchestra – the string
Stefanie Farrands

ACO Home to Home: Stefanie Farrands

Our new Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands gives a moving performance of Vieuxtemps’ Capriccio ‘Hommage à Paganini’ from the intimacy of her home.

ACO in Concert: Lutosławski’s Overture for Strings

Following Bryce Dessner’s Réponse Lutosławski earlier in the month, we released the ACO’s performance of the music that directly inspired it, Lutosławski’s extraordinary Overture for Strings, filmed live at our Indies & Idols concert.

Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet

Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, Principal Violin Satu Vänskä, Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve give a spellbinding performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet.

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