‘One of Australia's greatest exports.' The Times

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.

You can help us to bring Australian excellence to the world stage by:

  • Becoming an International Patron by making a donation to the International Touring Program; or

  • Joining the Chairman’s Council, which supports the ACO’s international touring schedule.

Donations of $500 and above will be acknowledged in concert programs and on our website.


To find out more about supporting international touring, please contact Sarah Morrisby, Philanthropy Manager, at or on (02) 8274 3803.

The ACO would like to thank the donors who support our international touring activities:


International Touring Patrons

Patrons$500 - $9,999

Philippa & John Armfield
Steven Bardy & Andrew Patterson
Chris & Katrina Barter
Russell Baskerville
Paul Borrud
Craig & Nerida Caesar
Terry Campbell AO & Christine Campbell
Michael & Helen Carapiet
Stephen & Jenny Charles
Andrew Clouston
Robin Crawford AM & Judy Crawford
Graham & Treffina Dowland
Dr William F Downey
Vanessa Duscio & Richard Evans
Terry & Lynn Fern
Daniel & Helen Gauchat
Nick & Kay Giorgetta
Colin Golvan QC & Debbie Golvan
Tony & Michelle Grist
Eddie Guillemette
Liz Harbison
Paul & April Hickman
Simon & Katrina Holmes à Court Family Trust
Catherine Holmes à Court-Mather
Jay & Linda Hughes
Di Jameson
Andrew & Lucie Johnson
Simon Johnson
Steve & Sarah Johnston
Russell & Cathy Kane
Professor Anne Kelso AO
John & Lisa Kench
Wayne Kratzmann
Delysia Lawson
Mr John Leece AM
David & Sandy Libling
Wai Choong Lye & Daniel Lye
Janet Matton & Robin Rowe
Julianne Maxwell
Nicholas McDonald & Jonnie Kennedy
Jennifer Senior & Jenny McGee
Andrew & Cate McKenzie
Rany Moran
Usmanto Njo & Monica Rufina Tjandraputra
Dr Eileen Ong
James Ostroburski
Patterson Pearce Foundation
Susan Phillips
Andrew & Andrea Roberts
Ryan Cooper Family Foundation
Carol Schwartz AM & Alan Schwartz AM
Rosy Seaton & Seumas Dawes
Peter & Victoria Shorthouse
Urbane Restaurant Group
Jon & Caro Stewart
John Taberner & Grant Lang
Jamie Thomas
Alenka Tindale
Mr Christopher D. Martin & Mrs Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi
Dr Lesley Treleaven
Oliver Walton
Phillip Widjaja & Patricia Kaunang
Simon & Jenny Yeo
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