ACO Up Close in 2024

A guide to all ACO Up Close performances happening in Sydney and Melbourne in 2024.



ACO Up Close is your opportunity to experience astonishing musicians in an intimate setting.

Across a series of nine concerts throughout the year, leading soloists from around the world and musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra present fresh and innovative music in an intimate setting.

Each performance is presented by a host, enabling you to get to know the musicians in their own words and discover more about the music.

ACO Up Close takes place in The Neilson, our state-of-the art 270-seat concert hall at the newly opened ACO Pier 2/3 in Sydney's Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Acclaimed for its extraordinary acoustic, The Neilson provides an intimate context for these concerts. We're thrilled to be presenting some of these concerts in Melbourne Recital Centre's Primrose Potter Salon, an intimate 136-seat setting, as well.

More concerts will be announced soon.

ACO Up Close Inspired by Bach

Thu 25 Jan, 6.30pm & 8.30pm.

ACO Up Close: Inspired by Bach

Sydney Festival presents the Australian Chamber Orchestra as part of the 2024 festival's 'Temperament' – a week-long celebration and deconstruction of Bach, paying homage to the revolutionary advances his music enabled.
Kristian Bezuidenhout

Fri 15 Mar, 7pm.

ACO Up Close: Kristian Bezuidenhout Solo

Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performs an intimate recital of music by Mozart, Beethoven and more at ACO Pier 2/3 in Sydney.
Stefanie Farrands

Sydney: Sat 20 Apr, 7pm. Melbourne: Mon 22 Apr, 4pm & 7pm.

ACO Up Close: Beethoven Arranged

Two intimate arrangements of music by Beethoven, unearthed from the composer’s own lifetime, performed by Australian Chamber Orchestra musicians at ACO Pier 2/3 in Sydney, and Melbourne Recital Centre's Primrose Potter Salon.
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