Richard Tognetti performing with students from the ACO's Foundations program

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By making a tax-deductible donation to the program of your choice, you can have a direct impact on the many programs we run annually, help secure our music education programs and inspire future generations.

A member of ACO Foundations performing with Richard Tognetti

Learning and Engagement

By supporting our Learning and Engagement program, you support all areas of music education, from equal opportunity programs such as ACO Foundations and ACO Move, through to talent development initiatives including ACO Academy and our Emerging Artist program.

Watch the video below to see the impact these programs are having.

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A photo of composer Australian Heather Shannon working on her piece for the ACO


Commissions take us on new journeys and challenge the way we listen to music. By supporting Commissioning you will help bring exciting new works to life, paving the way for future music makers.

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the commissioning process in the video below.

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A photo of Richard Tognetti


Each time the ACO walks onstage, you know you are about to experience something special. Maintaining this standard of excellence is vital to all that we do.

By supporting Excellence you help make Richard Tognetti’s artistic vision possible, allowing the Orchestra to create and capture moments of unforgettable beauty, like the performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, captured in the video below.

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O e of the ACO's rare violins


We are the custodians of eight Golden-Age instruments. By supporting Instruments you help us ensure that these extraordinary instruments are kept in pristine condition, to be enjoyed by musicians and audiences for years to come.

Read about our latest instrument – the 1590 Brothers Amati violin - here.

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Members of the ACO in front of a New York skyline

International Touring

The ACO is Australia’s flagship orchestra, touring regularly to Europe, the USA and Asia. Such international touring is essential to the ACO, bringing us to new audiences, winning new friends for Australian music and attracting the world’s finest musicians to join the Orchestra.

Read about our October residency at London’s Barbican Centre here.

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With only 12% of our funding coming from Government sources, it is only with your generosity that we can continue to excel.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to ensure these programs continue to have an impact on communities around the country and the world.

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