Touring to Newcastle (15 Sep), Melbourne (17-19 Sep), Sydney (20-25 Sep), Brisbane (26 Sep) and Wollongong (28 Sep).
Chamber music has a special magic. It’s where individual brilliance and collective resolve meet and embrace. Following the astounding response to our performances of Schubert’s String Quintet, we’re now presenting his equally loved Trout Quintet. Joining our ACO ensemble is Finnish pianist and composer Olli Mustonen, a much-admired ACO collaborator. This program also features the first ACO performance of Olli’s own Piano Quintet, a piece which overflows with drama and passion.
Franz Schubert was just 22 and on a walking holiday in the countryside when he wrote his buoyant Trout Quintet. High spirits and an unstoppable stream of melody flow through the music, sunnily evoking a time of freedom and a place of natural beauty.
Schubert’s popular song Die Forelle (The Trout) is heard in the fourth movement, but its innocence animates the whole. An unusual touch is the use of double bass, which sets the pianist free to dance brightly across the instrument’s higher registers.
Joy radiates in Schubert’s beloved masterpiece. Hold your breath, lean in, and become one with the music.
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Get the answer to frequently asked questions below, or email [email protected] if you still have queries.
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend live ACO concerts?
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.
Do I have to wear a mask?
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.
What happens if borders to some states stay closed?
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.
When will I receive my tickets?
Tickets will be mailed out via Australia Post within five working days of your booking.
I have a credit on my account. How can I use it?
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performances, StudioCasts and gift
vouchers. Credits can only be redeemed
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Will my credit expire?
Credit amounts generated from
cancelled performances do not expire.
We will continue to hold onto your
credit until you decide what you would
like to do.
Can I purchase accessible seating?
Yes. If you would like to book wheelchair
or accessible seating spaces, please call
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Can I pay for my tickets in instalments?
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.
I want to buy live concert tickets and ACO StudioCasts. Can I do that?
Yes. You can purchase both through
the ACO website at aco.com.au or by
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What happens if I am unable to attend a concert due to having COVID-19 or being in isolation?
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).