ACO StudioCasts

A new world. A new concert experience.

ACO StudioCasts is a season of eight high quality, online concert films, accompanied by premium content featuring Richard Tognetti, the Orchestra and special guests to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the music and the ACO.

Working with leading directors and cinematographers, we have created these films to enhance our live performance offering and to provide a moving and musically rewarding experience for those who can’t get to our concerts. ACO StudioCasts are intimate, immersive and cinematic. They are a pioneering digital music experience.

Purchase an annual subscription for $229, or for $149 when added to a live concert subscription. Purchase 7-day single access to any ACO StudioCast for $35 per film.

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Rapture  Revolution

Premiering 17 february 2021

Rapture & Revolution

Beauty can be revolutionary too. Filmed in the grand and expansive Sydney Town Hall, this concert film features Richard Tognetti performing Vaughan Willams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ alongside Beethoven’s 'Cavatina' and 'Grosse Fuge'.
Bach and the Beyond

Premiering 31 March 2021

Bach and the Beyond

This evocative and impassioned concert film pitches Bach’s timeless search for redemption alongside compositions by Richard Tognetti, including a special performance of Bach’s 'The Musical Offering', featuring flautist Emmanuel Pahud.
Love  Transfiguration

premiering 19 may 2021

Love & Transfiguration

Peteris Vasks’ 'Vox amoris' and Schoenberg’s 'Verklärte Nacht' show us that light and joy can come from what feels like our darkest moments. This is a film where love transforms from sombre hues and shadows to the warmth and radiance of new light.
Tchaikovsky Serenade

Premiering 7 july 2021

Tchaikovsky's Serenade

This magical film celebrates composers who write music from the heart. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved ‘Serenade for Strings’ and George Walker’s ‘Lyric for Strings’, this is music that gives back something truly special back to the world.
Tabula Rasa StudioCasts

premiering 18 August 2021

Tabula Rasa

The spirit soars and music prevails with Arvo Pärt’s 'Tabula Rasa' and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor.

premiering 15 september 2021

Schubert's Quintet

Awe and wonder. Schubert’s String Quintet never fails to elicit such a reaction. Featuring a star-studded ACO ensemble, this soulful journey through sadness, fear, contemplation and joy is the intimate and the grand brilliantly merged.
Beethoven  Bridgetower 1

premiering 3 november 2021

Beethoven & Bridgetower

We explore two musical soulmates and the reclaiming of a masterpiece. Featuring Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Violin Sonata, arranged and performed by Richard Tognetti, and Janacek’s String Quartet No.1, the ‘Kreutzer Sonata’.

premiering 1 december 2021

Baroque Revelry

Nothing was modest about the Baroque period. This wasn’t a neat and pretty world; it was ultra-vibrant. In this exciting collaboration with Belvoir St Theatre, Richard and the Orchestra take you on a sordid musical romp through Europe.

watch the ACO StudioCasts 2021 Season trailer

frequently asked questions

Learn more about ACO StudioCasts via the FAQs below, or email [email protected] if something still isn't clear.

What is included in an ACO StudioCasts Subscription?

  1. Eight brand-new, 50-minute ACO StudioCasts concert films released from February to December 2021.
  2. A library of exclusive premium content including interviews with Richard Tognetti and special guests, featurettes profiling our musicians and their instruments, short performances, behind the scenes insights and much more.

How often can I watch an ACO StudioCast film?

Full-season subscribers are entitled to watch all ACO StudioCast concert films and accompanying content as many times as they wish from the premiere date through to 31 December 2021.

Can I purchase just one StudioCast?

Yes. You can purchase 7-day access to any ACO StudioCast and it's accompanying material for $35 per film. You can watch the film and content extras as many times as you wish during this access period. Click here to purchase. 

Can I redeem my existing ACO account credits, or an existing ACO giftcard, to purchase an ACO StudioCasts subscription?

Yes. To do so, call the ACO Box Office on 1800 444 444.

What are the benefits of subscribing early to ACO StudioCasts?

Add an ACO StudioCasts subscription when you purchase your live season subscription and pay $149. Or subscribe before Wednesday 17 February 2021 and access a special early-bird rate of $199 per subscription. This price increases to $229 for subscriptions purchased from Wednesday 17 February 2021.

When are ACO StudioCasts broadcast?

ACO StudioCasts will broadcast from February to December, 2021. Once a concert has premiered, Full-season subscribers may enjoy the film alongside an accompanying library of content on demand as many times as they wish through to 31 December 2021.

Can I watch ACO StudioCasts on my television via airplay, mirroring or Chromecast?