ACO StudioCasts

Exquisite ACO StudioCast films streaming now on demand.

ACO StudioCasts is a season of eight highly acclaimed on demand films that showcase the musical breadth and daring virtuosity for which the ACO is renowned around the world. Beautifully shot, incredibly cinematic and with high quality audio, these unique and masterful music films will transform your expectations of what an on demand orchestral experience can be.

Brought to life on screen by director Matisse Ruby, we have created these films to enhance our live performance offering and to provide an intimate and memorable experience for those who prefer to experience the ACO from the comfort of their own home. Featuring music close to the ACO’s heart, including Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Beethoven’s Cavatina and Grosse Fuge, Bach’s The Musical Offering, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Arvo Part’s Tabula Rasa, alongside music you may be less familiar with but will be equally moved by.

All you need to do is find a comfy spot at home, a large screen, turn your speakers up loud and give yourself over to 50 minutes of pure musical immersion.

“After a decade of filmmaking, a season of concert films was a natural evolution for the ACO. These aren’t simply static recreations of a concert hall experience, but bespoke films that provide a new perspective on how we appreciate and understand music.” – Richard Tognetti, ACO Artistic Director

“The musical performances have been unbeatable, and the cinematography and lighting made for a fantastic immersive experience.” – ACO StudioCast Viewer

Purchase an annual subscription for $229, 30 day access to all available films for $30 with the ‘Intro Offer’, or 30 day access to a single film for $20.

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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

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

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'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

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.
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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’.

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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?