StudioCasts to Help Through Lockdown

It can be hard to remain upbeat at the moment and we know you’re all doing it tough. So from Sydney, where we’re in lockdown, we’ve pulled together some exciting online events to keep you going over the next week.

Free ACO StudioCasts showcase

Enjoy highlights from our ACO StudioCasts film series with this free showcase which premiered on our Facebook page.. Richard Tognetti introduced this 30min stream featuring his performance of Vaughan Williams’ sublime The Lark Ascending and other ACO favourites brought to life on the screen by Director Matisse Ruby. Enjoy a replay of the stream below:

New Project

Richard Tognetti and Yumi Stynes in Conversation

Yumi visited Richard at his home (pre lockdown!) to talk about our StudioCast film Love & Transfiguration. This interview offers fascinating insights to help you get the most out of this incredibly moving and visceral film.  


Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings is one of the most loved pieces for string orchestra. Combining the energy of Russian folk music with irrepressible warmth and feeling, this is music that was written from the heart.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, the ACO brings this magnificent music to life in their latest StudioCasts film, Tchaikovsky's Serenade, directed by Matisse Ruby, with cinematography by Tyson Perkins and Drew English.

The film also includes performances of music by Ruth Crawford Seeger and George Walker, the first African-American to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, and the sublime Andante Cantabile from Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No.1, featuring Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve as soloist.

The full film is available to watch online at acostudiocasts.com

Enjoy the music. Stay strong.