ACO Collective combines the professional musicians of the ACO with Australia’s most talented emerging string players. The result is an ensemble full of youthful energy with the dynamism and artistry for which the ACO is renowned.
Baroque music was born in Italy, and over two centuries it was cultivated by a group of Italian composers who were devoted to bringing emotion and drama to every performance.
In this program, Erin Helyard will team up with ACO Collective to explore the theatricality and passion of neglected masterpieces by some of the greatest and most influential composers of the Italian Baroque.
Alongside these gems, the program includes Paul Stanhope’s Giving Ground, a work which provides a modern reflection of Geminiani’s popular and virtuosic La Follia.
The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct will be part of the Vivid Sydney (Fri 26 May – Sat 17 June) light walk. Please plan your visit carefully as there will be limited parking and road closures in place from 3pm. You can find more information on the Vivid Sydney website and download the road closure map here.
DALL’ABACO Concerto a più istrumenti in G major, Op.6, No.5
DURANTE Concerto for Strings No.2 in G minor
PAUL STANHOPE Giving Ground*
GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso No.12 in D minor “La Follia”
VIVALDI Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV157
DALL’ABACO Concerto a più istrumenti in D major, Op.5, No.6
* Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra