ACO Up Close

ACO Up Close in 2024

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

Sat 1 Jun, 7pm

ACO Up Close: ACO Underground

ACO Underground returns to The Neilson with Satu in the Beyond.
Nicolas Altstaedt

Fri 28 Jun, 7pm

ACO Up Close: Nicolas Altstaedt solo

Experience a one-off recital from the sensational cellist, in the flawless acoustics of our custom-built concert hall, The Neilson.
Omar Musa

Fri 2 Aug, 7pm

ACO Up Close: Omar Musa and Mariel Roberts

The award-winning artist is bringing his music, poetry and theatre performance, The Offering, to The Neilson at ACO Pier 2/3 in collaboration with cellist Mariel Roberts.
ACO Up Close

Sydney: Sat 24 Aug, 7pm. Melbourne: Mon 26 Aug, 4pm & 7pm.

ACO Up Close: Intimate Bach & Pärt

The exquisite music of Baroque master JS Bach and Estonian modernist Arvo Pärt reach across nearly three centuries to fuse in this unmissable evening of heavenly music.
ACO Collective

Sat 7 Sep, 7pm

ACO Up Close: Baroque Unveiled

Chad Kelly directs ACO Collective in a program celebrating the timeless beauty of Baroque music.
Phil Slater

Fri 18 Oct, 7pm

ACO Up Close: Phil Slater Quintet

The jazz trumpeter is gathering a quartet of musicians to join him in The Neilson for a one-night-only ACO Up Close performance presenting his award-winning recording, Immersion Lure.
Sean Shibe

Fri 15 Nov, 7pm

ACO Up Close: Sean Shibe solo

Innovative Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe brings a solo recital to The Neilson at ACO Pier 2/3.



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.

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