Be Inspired

ACO violinist Aiko Goto smiling

Each year we undertake many outreach programs to bring music to a diverse array of people. From playing for students in Kalgoorlie who are experiencing classical music for the first time to ensuring performances for our subscribers are of the highest artistic quality – we are passionate in our goal to inspire each listener who is sharing our journey.

By supporting the ACO you are directly impacting our ability to contribute to and develop the Australian cultural landscape.


A member of the Penrith Youth Orchestra

National Education Program

Our education activities reach students and teachers across Australia through an expansive calendar of events. We go beyond our schools’ concerts and workshops by supporting exceptional young musicians in their pursuit of professional careers; we provide opportunities for expression among those with disability; and we offer music programs for schools who can't afford them - as well as access to top level musicians.

Contributions to our National Education Fund will ensure the continuation of these programs and help us extend our outreach for the future. Select 'Watch' to see the highlights of our Education program in 2017.

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A photo of Missy Mazzoli, who composed Dark with Excessive Bright for our 2018 Season opener


It is always a thrill to hear a piece of music for the very first time. By commissioning and performing new music in our programs, we give modern composers an avenue to express their inspiring new ideas and create history.

Help us support the output of today's composers by contributing to our Special Commissions fund via the link below or watch a short film on the process behind the work we commissioned from Missy Mazzoli earlier this year.

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A photo of Richard Tognetti


Our ambition to produce music of the highest artistic quality is a constant pursuit. This drive elevates the ACO to new heights and helps us continue to push musical boundaries through ambitious projects such as Mountain and collaborations with renowned artists.

Through supporting the Excellence Fund you help us maintain our place as one of the world’s great chamber orchestras and enable us to pursue large scale projects. See the trailer for Mountain below, an example of an endeavour made possible by our supporters.

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Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to ensure these programs continue to impact communities nationwide.