New Commissions

We are committed to bringing new music to Australian audiences.  Commissions take audiences on new journeys and can challenge the way we listen to and understand music.  Contemporary local and international composers feature heavily in our concert programming and we are always looking ahead to forthcoming seasons.

Through supporting the commissioning of new works, you will champion the music of today, embracing new ideas and creating new work for future generations.

Click here to watch a short film that folllows the creative collaboration between Maxime Bibeau and Missy Mazzoli during the creation of her piece 'Dark with Excessive Bright'.

For more information on supporting our Commissioning, contact:

Sarah Morrisby
Philanthropy Manager
(02) 8274 3803


The ACO pays tribute to our generous donors who have provided visionary support of the creative arts by collaborating with the ACO to commission new works. 

Special Commissions

Royston Lim
Kay Vernon
Nina Walton & Zeb Rice
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Peter & Cathy Aird
Glenn Christensen
M Generowicz
Anthony & Conny Harris
Ruth Kelly
Lionel & Judy King
Bruce & Jenny Lane
David & Sandy Libling
Geoffrey Massey
Paddy McCrudden
Team Schmoopy
Rebecca Zoppetti Laubi





Jane Albert Susan Johnston & Pauline Garde
Steven Alward & Mark Wakely Brian Kelleher
Ian Andrews & Jane Hall Andrew Leece
Janie & Michael Austin Kate Mills & Sally Breen
T Cavanagh & J Gardner The Penn Foundation
Anne Coombs & Susan Varga Martin Portus
Amy Denmeade Janne Ryan
Toni Frecker Barbara Schmidt & Peter Cudlipp
John Gaden AM Richard Steele
Cathy Gray Stephen Wells & Mischa Way
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Euroz Charitable Foundation Gavin & Kate Ryan
Don & Marie Forrest Jon & Caro Stewart
Tony & Rose Packer Simon & Jenny Yeo
Nick & Claire Poll  


  Jan Minchin


QINOTH by Paul Stanhope



Steven Alward & Mark Wakely Brian Kelleher
Ian Andrews & Jane Hall Penny Le Couteur
Janie & Michael Austin Scott Marinchek & David Wynne
Austin Bell & Andrew Carter Kate Mills
T Cavanagh & J Gardner Janne Ryan
Chin Moody Family Barbara Schmidt & Peter Cudlipp
Anne Coombs & Susan Varga Jane Smith
Greg Dickson Richard Steele
John Gaden AM Peter Weiss AO
Cathy Gray Cameron Williams
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