Silence & Rapture

22 August 2023 Music Performances Tours

ACO: A history of collaboration

As we look down the barrel of a new collaboration with Sydney Dance Company, we reminisce about our rich history of cross-artform collaborations.
Timo-Veikko 'Tipi' Valve

18 August 2023 Performances

‘You could play Bach with a bagpipe and it would still sound good.’

This September, six musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra will treat us to a sumptuous program of rich chamber works inspired by Italy. ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve takes us through the program, and tells us about his new arrangement of Bach’s Italian Concerto.
Richard Tognetti

16 August 2023 News

Welcome to ACO 2024

A welcome message from ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and ACO Managing Director Richard Evans.

ACO Academy 2023

25 July 2023 News Performances

ACO Academy 2023: In Pictures

It was a joy to welcome ACO Academy students to experience this intensive week of learning at ACO Pier 2/3 for the very first time.
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19 July 2023 News Tours

Redemption and Liberation

Béla Bartók has long been seen as a misfit, and his work as too difficult. But really listening to his music reveals it as intelligent, joyous and – rare for his era – deeply humane.

05 July 2023

A portrait of ACO Violin Aiko Goto

When ACO Violin Aiko Goto arrived on a scholarship at the Juilliard School in New York, she could not speak English. Now she leads yearly workshops with groups ACO Academy students with boundless energy.
Mem Fox

04 July 2023 Music News

Mem Fox on ACO's Wilfrid: 'I swallowed tears three times'

The Australian children's book author shares the real life story behind Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, and let's us in on why the Australian Chamber Orchestra adaptation of the popular book moved and surprised her unexpectedly. 

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20 June 2023 Performances Tours

The joy of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge as theatre

“If even one child leaves with a grin on their face, I know I’ve done something truly amazing.” The actors and musicians behind our award-winning show share their experiences of bringing Mem Fox's beloved book to life.