10 - 23 August
Preview the music and composer that will feature in the program.
Bach’s sublime Lutheran motets interleave with Pärt’s mystical explorations of the Orthodox faith, before reaching the climax of the program: Pärt’s Berliner Messe.
Fellow Estonian Galina Grigorjeva’s In Paradisum, with its joyous call on the angels to lead souls into heaven, leads our own program into paradise, while Peter Sculthorpe’s Djilile, inspired by Indigenous song, makes a resonant Australian introduction to Pärt’s luminous Messe.
“The Estonian Philharmonic wove these immaculately intricate polyphonic fabrics with unmannered clarity and purity of line and tone…”
- Sydney Morning Herald
“A rewarding and stimulating experience”
- The Australian
“A compelling, emotive performance”
- Limelight Magazine
“It’s impossible to conceive of a better performance of this music.”
- The Advertiser
Director & Violin
Richard Tognetti is Artistic Director and Lead Violin of the ACO. He has established an international reputation for his compelling performances and artistic individualism.
Richard has appeared as director or soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras. He was Artistic Director of Slovenia’s Festival Maribor from 2008 to 2015 and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Barbican Centre’s Milton Court in 2016. In addition, he has curated and co-composed film scores including the ACO’s Mountain.