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.
“The collective sound of ACO Collective is exquisite and homogenous, a tribute to the musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, who have sought these rare talents.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
The vibrant future of classical music in Australia is right here. In their first project for the year, ACO Emerging Artists for 2023 join ACO Collective, led by ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone, in an exciting collaboration with world-acclaimed classical accordionist James Crabb.
Get to know the next generation of Australian talent in this intimate setting as they celebrate a wide range of chamber music, from classic string quartets through to fresh folk-inspired arrangements highlighting the versatility and expressivity of the classical accordion.
Lauded for his stunning breadth of skill and musicality, James Crabb consistently inspires Australian musicians and audiences alike with his ingenious transcriptions, unique collaborations and breathtaking musicianship. Crabb surely is the perfect musician to guide these talented young ACO Emerging Artists to the innovative edge of the classical music world.
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA The Fiddlers, Op.1
AURIS SALLINEN Chamber Music V, Op.80 (Barabbas Variations)
ANDRZEJ and ROXANNA PANUFNIK Modlitwa
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK Bagatelles, Op.47: Selections
ANDREW FORD Sad Jigs
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (arr. James Crabb) Libertango