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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.
Mark Ingwersen

15 June 2023 Music Musicians

Farewell to Mark Ingwersen: In Pictures

After 32 years performing with the ACO, Mark is closing the lid on his time with the Orchestra and looking back over three decades of magical moments.
ACO and Richard Tognetti

13 June 2023 Music Musicians Performances Tours

The enduring magic of Mozart

ACO Musicians on the joy, jubilation, humour and happiness they experience performing Mozart's symphonies.