‘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

Patrons$500 - $9,999

Philippa and John Armfield
Steven Bardy & Andrew Patterson
Paul Borrud
Friends of Jon & Caro Stewart
Terry Campbell AO & Christine Campbell
Stephen & Jenny Charles
Andrew Clouston
Mr Robin and Mrs Judy Crawford
Graham & Treffina Dowland
Dr William F Downey
Terry & Lynn Fern
Daniel & Helen Gauchat
Nick & Kay Giorgetta
Colin Golvan QC and Debbie Golvan
Eddie Guillemette
Liz Harbison
Paul and April Hickman
Doug Hooley
Jay and Linda Hughes
Andrew and Lucie Johnson
Simon Johnson
Steve & Sarah Johnston
Russell & Cathy Kane
John & Lisa Kench
Delysia Lawson
Janet Matton & Robin Rowe
Nicholas McDonald & Jonnie Kennedy
Jennifer Senior & Jenny McGee
Usmanto Njo & Monica Rufina Tjandraputra
Susan Phillips
Andrew & Andrea Roberts
The Ryan Cooper Family Foundation
Carol Schwartz AM & Alan Schwartz AM
Rosy Seaton & Seumas Dawes
Hilary Stack
Jon & Caro Stewart
John Taberner & Grant Lang
Jamie Thomas
Mr Christopher D. Martin & Mrs Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi
Phillip Widjaja & Patricia Kaunang