‘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 Sally Crawford, Patrons Manager at or on (02) 8274 3830.

The ACO would like to thank the donors who are supporting our international touring activities in 2016:


International Touring Patrons

Professor Anne Kelso AO

Lead Patrons$10,000 +

Wayne Kratzmann
Anthony & Sharon Lee Foundation

Ensemble Patrons$10,000 - $19,999

Mr & Mrs Robin Crawford
Christopher Said Give
John Taberner & Grant Lang

Patrons$500 - $9,999

Philippa and John Armfield
Friends of Jon & Caro Stewart
Terry Campbell AO & Christine Campbell
Doug Hooley
Ray and Linda Hughes
Delysia Lawson
Carol Schwartz AM & Alan Schwartz AM
Mike Thompson