Richard Tognetti

Richard Tognetti and the ACO at Café Carlyle

Members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra return to New York's Café Carlyle for a five-night residency in April.

Following debut performances in 2023, the Australian Chamber Orchestra returns to New York’s Café Carlyle for a five-night residency from 16 to 20 April.

Artistic Director Richard Tognetti will lead a group of ACO musicians – ACO Principal Violin Satu Vänskä, ACO Viola Elizabeth Woolnough, and cellist Eliza Sdraulig – to perform an intrepid selection of music that moves from JS Bach to Nick Drake.

The quartet will also celebrate the beguilingly subversive songs of the Weimar Republic – the all-too-brief golden era of artistic and musical liberation in 1920s Berlin before its suppression by the Nazis – with Satu switching out her precious Golden Age violin to sing the sultry tunes of musicians including Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender.

ACO at Cafe Carlyle
ACO at Cafe Carlyle