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02 May 2022 Tours Music

When Britten discovered the magic of Mozart

For the precociously talented young Benjamin Britten, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an inspiration who became an eternal spiritual presence. Paul Kildea explores the connections between the two composers.

22 April 2022 Musicians Tours

'Playing the viola feels like home'

At the beginning of the pandemic, Stefanie Farrands was appointed Principal Viola for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and at last she is performing in public. She catches up with author Romy Ash.
Richard Sketches of Spain

07 March 2022 Music Tours

Richard Tognetti on the magic of Spain

Bernard Zuel talks to Richard Tognetti about how the colours of Spain – as well as its languages, geographies and music – inspired him to create the ACO Sketches of Spain program.

08 February 2022 Performances Musicians Tours

The ACO celebrates the return of live music

‘The audience held their breath for what seemed an eternity’ - as the ACO returned to the concert hall with Piazzolla, our audiences described what it was like experiencing live music once again.
James Crabb performs Piazzolla with the ACO_credit Nic Walker

02 February 2022 Performances Musicians Tours

Interview with James Crabb

The accordion virtuoso on the power of live music, and the possibilities of classical accordion.