Richard Tognetti's 30th Anniversary

[Richard Tognetti] has brought his own revolution to an ensemble now synonymous with experimentation, collaboration and, above all, exquisite performance. The sight of Tognetti’s bow deftly conducting the orchestra before dipping back down to his own 1743 Guarneri del Gesù violin is a familiar one. “If there’s a better chamber orchestra in the world,” wrote Guardian reviewer Andrew Clements in 2011, “I haven’t heard it."

- The Guardian

Richard Tognetti

Monday June 15, 6pm AEST

ACO Home to Home: Richard Tognetti

For his first solo ACO HomeCast release, Richard will perform the sublime music of JS Bach.

Tuesday June 16, 7pm AEST

The Other Way

Join us as we premiere a new recording of Richard's original composition, 'The Other Way', featuring vocals from Satu Vänskä and guitarist Slava Grigoryan and Midnight Oil's Jim Moginie on guitar.

Wednesday 17 June, 6pm

The Art of Fugue & Op.130

See Richard direct the ACO in a tour de force performance of Bach's Contrapunctus 1-4 (The Art Of Fugue) and Beethoven's String Quartet, Op.130. Recorded in 2016 at Sydney Opera House.

Thursday June 18, 6:30pm AEST

Szymanowski String Quartet No.2

Szymanowski’s String Quartet No.2 is one of Richard’s favourite works. Join us as we release for the very first time the ACO’s performance from 2019 of Richard’s widely performed arrangement for string orchestra.
The Reef

Friday June 19, 7pm AEST

The Reef

'The Reef', a collaboration between Richard and a collection of remarkable artists, is an extraordinary merging of music and film, delving into the links between surfing, the ocean, landscape and music. Excerpts of this incredible work will be released from the ACO archives for the first time in over eight years. 
Tognetti's Beethoven

Saturday June 20, 8pm AEST

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Richard first performed Beethoven’s mighty Violin Concerto with the ACO in 1993. In this magnificent recording captured 25 years later, Richard leads an expanded ACO to deliver an exhilarating performance of this signature work.

Sunday June 21, 8pm AEST


'Mountain' is an epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and director Jennifer Peedom. This magnificent premiere performance was filmed live at Sydney Opera House in 2017 and will be available to enjoy free for 48-hours only.  

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