7 - 23 May 2022
18 - 29 June 2022
Discover more in our 2022 Season
Adelaide Town Hall
City Recital Hall
Perth Concert Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre
Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne
Touring to Melbourne (18-20 Jun), Adelaide (21 Jun), Perth (22 Jun), Sydney (25-29 Jun) and Canberra (27 Jun).
JS Bach’s Double Violin Concerto is the glowing centrepiece of a Bach family reunion that celebrates this greatest of all musical dynasties. It is justly one of Bach’s most beloved works. It has a Largo of heart-stopping beauty in which the two soloists weave around one another rapturously. The chance to hear Richard Tognetti and Principal Violin Helena Rathbone perform this timeless masterpiece is a gift beyond price.
This reunion with JS’s forebears and children explores the vast span of genius comprised in one family, from ravishing arias to intricate orchestral works. The program closes with his famous son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, as our Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve performs his virtuosic and vivid Cello Concerto in A major.
This is an unmissable concert that reveals why many believe JS Bach to be the greatest, and most enduring, composer of all time.
JL BACH Suite in G major: Overture
H BACH Sonata à 5 in F major
SCHUMANN (arr. strings) Six Fugues on the Name of Bach: VI. (excerpt)
JC BACH Meine Freundin, du bist schön: Ciaconna “Mein Freund is Mein”
JS BACH Cantata “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” BWV54: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde”
JS BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (arr. strings) Reflections on the Theme of BACH
JS BACH Cantata “Ich habe genug”, BWV82: “Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen”
MOZART (after JC BACH) Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414: II. Andante
JCF BACH Die Amerikanerin: “Mein Herz fleucht ihr entgegen”
CPE BACH Cello Concerto in A major, Wq.172
Richard Tognetti • Director & Violin
Anna Dowsley • Mezzo-soprano
Helena Rathbone • Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve • Cello
Erin Helyard • Harpsichord & Fortepiano
Australian Chamber Orchestra
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Many of the venues we perform in require patrons to show proof of vaccination to attend events, with the exception of Llewellyn Hall in Canberra, which does not require patrons to show their vaccination status. Requirements for individual concert venues can be found at aco.com.au/covid.
Yes, mask-wearing is currently mandatory in indoor settings for all states we’re touring to. Click here to see the latest updates from the Federal Government.
We are confident after our discussions with government and industry partners that the national and state vaccination targets will be met, and borders will reopen in time for our first interstate performances from February 2022 onwards. We have venues, flights and accommodation booked for our musicians. If some borders do remain closed refunds will be offered.
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Yes. Full-season Subscribers have the option to pay in instalments – pay 50% to secure your booking, and the remaining balance within the following three months.
If any of these apply, please contact our friendly Box Office staff at [email protected] to receive a full refund. Tickets can also be exchanged for another performance date if this is preferred (subject to availability).