Nicolas Altstaedt

20 September 2023 Musicians

ACO 2024: Meet cellist Nicolas Altstaedt

German-French Nicolas Altstaedt is revered for his powerful interpretations and brilliant technique. In 2024, we invite him to guest direct the Orchestra in music by Haydn and Tchaikovsky.
Postcards from Italy

19 September 2023 Musicians Tours

Go-to pasta dish? Our musicians' Italian favourites

As they bask in the music of our Postcards from Italy tour, ACO musicians Helena, Ike, Stef, Liz and Julian let us in on their favourite memories of Italy - as well as the Italian food they love best.
Sean Shibe

18 September 2023 Musicians

ACO 2024: Meet guitarist Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe has been described as “the most interesting voice on the guitar for a generation” and in 2024 he makes his Australian debut, performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Italian night out

04 September 2023 Performances Tours

Enjoy an ACO Italian night out

As we dust off our scores, metaphorically speaking, and prepare to bring you our program of sumptuous chamber music inspired by Italy, we have been planning the perfect night out for anyone coming to our Postcards from Italy concerts. Italian dining + an ACO chamber concert = night out sorted.
Street in Venice - 169

28 August 2023 News Tours

Italy: Darkness and Light

For more than a millennium, the 'chiaroscuro' of Italy’s seductive contrasts has inspired artists and thinkers from all over the world.
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.