How to stream our Opening Festival at Pier 2/3 online
From Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May, we celebrate the opening of our spectacular new home at Pier 2/3 with a full weekend of thrilling live concerts, boundary-pushing collaborations, stimulating talks, family concerts, free events and more.
And you don’t have to be there in person to join us for the ACO Opening Festival at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. We’ll be streaming three of our concerts live on Facebook and YouTube, in full – the Opening Celebration featuring Jimmy Barnes and William Barton, and our two Music in Time Part concerts, where we explore the most sublime, beloved and glorious music, from the Renaissance to present day. We’ll also be curating a free digital festival across social media for the duration of the weekend, featuring behind-the-scenes access to our new home and to our performers.
How to stream our Opening Festival at Pier 2-3, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, online
We will be sharing fly-on-the-wall videos, exclusive photographs and unmissable moments with our performers over the course of the ACO at Pier 2/3 Opening Festival weekend, on the ACO's Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, and at aco.com.au.
Some of the main concerts from the weekend - the Opening Celebration, and Music in Time Part One and Part Two - will be live-streamed in full, for free, on the ACO's Facebook and YouTube, as well as at aco.com.au. Head to one of these channels up to 10 minutes before the concert start time, and you will find the stream near the top of the page.
There will also be special digital-only events to look out for on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, under the hashtag #ACOPier23. The streamed events will be accompanied by beautiful photographs and videos taken from inside Pier 2/3 which will immerse you in the festival, and in our new home. So you don't miss out, visit our channels over the course of the weekend, or search the hashtag, and join us.
Below are some key events that will be streaming across the weekend. We can't wait to welcome you.
The ACO Opening Festival at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct - digital program
Friday 29 April
Richard Tognetti and ACO Musicians welcome us to Pier 2/3 • Experience on: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and at aco.com.au
Behind the scenes photos and videos from the ACO at Pier 2/3 Opening Festival • Watch and interact on: Facebook, Instagram and Stories
7.30pm AEDT: Live stream of ACO Opening Celebration, led by Richard Tognetti and starring singer/songwriter Jimmy Barnes, didgeridoo virtuoso, composer and singer William Barton, pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska and many more with the Orchestra • Watch on: Facebook, YouTube and at aco.com.au, live and on demand for up to 30 days.
Saturday 30 April
Fly-on-the-wall guided tour of Pier 2/3 • Watch on Facebook, Instagram and Stories
6pm AEDT: Live stream of Music in Time Part One: Hildegard to Tchaikovsky, featuring Richard Tognetti and the ACO exploring centuries of music • Watch on: Facebook, YouTube and at aco.com.au, live and on demand for up to 30 days.
Sunday 1 May
10:30am-1pm AEDT: Behind the scenes access to ACO Family Day • Experience on: Facebook, Instagram and Stories
6pm AEDT: Live stream of Music in Time Part Two: Mahler to Now, featuring Richard Tognetti and the ACO exploring centuries of music • Watch on: Facebook, YouTube and at aco.com.au, live and on demand for up to 30 days.
Click here to find out more and purchase tickets to our Opening Festival at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.
For everyone beyond Sydney or unable to attend on the day, we look forward to welcoming you to celebrate at our new home through our digital festival.