Upcoming Performances

Browse upcoming Australian Chamber Orchestra performances, tours, festivals and special events, as well as events presented at our venue, ACO Pier 2/3.

2024 Events

Music and Movement
  • Pier 23
  • ACO Families

ACO Music & Movement

6 May - 1 Jul 2024

Join us for weekly music classes designed for 2.5 – 5 year olds, expertly led and based on well-founded music education principles at our ACO Pier 2/3 venue in Sydney’s Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.
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  • ACO 2024 Season
  • ACO Collective
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Collective: The Lark Ascending

7 - 18 May 2024

A concert that will set your heart soaring with music full of beauty and spirit, directed by Principal Violin Helena Rathbone.
Mahler's Song of the Earth
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • National Concert Season

Mahler's Song of the Earth

12 - 26 May 2024

Stuart Skelton and Catherine Carby star in this extraordinary encounter with Mahler’s monumental song cycle, directed by Richard Tognetti.
Synergy Percussion, Assembly
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 Presenter

Synergy Percussion: Assembly

18 May 2024

Percussion Australia presents a concert taking us on an evening-length journey of sound and theatrics, through the virtuosic possibilities of found and everyday objects.
Satu ACO Underground
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Up Close: ACO Underground

1 June 2024

ACO Underground returns to The Neilson with Satu in the Beyond.
Family DAY
  • ACO Families
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Family Days

2 Jun - 8 Sep 2024

Bring the whole family to ACO Pier 2/3 to experience a classical music concert and take part in inspiring creative play activities.
Total Immersion
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO
  • Special Event

ACO Total Immersion

7 - 8 June 2024

The return of our sell-out festival piece featuring a series of intimate, immersive performances given throughout different architectural spaces at ACO Pier 2/3.
Nicolas Altstaedt
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • National Concert Season

Altstaedt Plays Haydn & Tchaikovsky

14 - 30 June 2024

The world-renowned cellist and master storyteller makes his ACO debut as soloist and guest director.
Nicolas Altstaedt
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Up Close: Nicolas Altstaedt solo

28 June 2024

Experience a one-off recital from the sensational cellist, in the flawless acoustics of our custom-built concert hall, The Neilson.
Sydney Chamber Choir
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 Presenter

Sydney Chamber Choir: Fireside

29 June 2024

Sydney Chamber Choir presents an evening of lush choral delights to keep out the winter’s chill.
How to Catch a Star
  • Schools Event

ACO Schools: How To Catch A Star

2 - 4 July 2024

Experience Oliver Jeffers’ magical children’s book brought to life on stage with live music performed by ACO musicians.
How to Catch a Star
  • ACO Families
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Families: How To Catch A Star

6 - 11 July 2024

Experience Oliver Jeffers’ magical children’s book brought to life on stage with live music performed by ACO musicians.
Omega Ensemble: Alchymia
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 Presenter

Omega Ensemble: Alchymia

27 July 2024

Omega Ensemble presents a concert of music by Missy Mazzoli, Thomas Adès, Samuel Adams and Christopher Cerrone.
Omar Musa
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Up Close: Omar Musa and Mariel Roberts

2 August 2024

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.
Silence & Rapture
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • National Concert Season

Silence & Rapture

2 - 19 August 2024

A mesmerising collaboration with Sydney Dance Company featuring countertenor Iestyn Davies and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Arvo Pärt.
ACO Up Close
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Up Close: Intimate Bach & Pärt

24 - 26 August 2024

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.
Tognetti Mendelssohn Bach
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • National Concert Season

Tognetti. Mendelssohn. Bach.

5 - 23 September 2024

Sparks fly and melodies soar when Richard Tognetti directs music close to the ACO’s heart.
ACO Collective
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Up Close: Baroque Unveiled

7 September 2024

Chad Kelly directs ACO Collective in a program celebrating the timeless beauty of Baroque music.
Tognetti Mendelssohn Bach
  • ACO Collective
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

Relaxed Performance: Tognetti. Mendelssohn. Bach

13 September 2024

An accessible, 50-minute classical music concert presented in a relaxed, welcoming setting at ACO Pier 2/3 in Sydney's Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

There's a Sea in my Bedroom
  • ACO Families
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Families: There's a Sea in my Bedroom

28 Sep - 4 Oct 2024

An immersive production with live music, based on the classic picture book by Margaret Wild.
Phil Slater
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Up Close: Phil Slater Quintet

18 October 2024

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.
Andreas Scholl
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 Presenter

Australian World Orchestra: Andreas Scholl

23 - 24 October 2024

The Australian World Orchestra presents a program of classical music, joined by world-renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl, at ACO Pier 2/3.
Luminescence Chamber Singers Old Airs
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 Presenter

Luminescence Chamber Singers: Old Airs

30 October 2024

Luminescence Chamber Singers present ancient melodies, troubadour songs, and timeless tunes in a performance that breathes new life into old airs. Conducted by Roland Peelman AM.
Scotland Unbound
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • National Concert Season

Scotland Unbound

7 - 20 November 2024

Guitarist Sean Shibe makes his Australian debut in this inspired and thrilling season closer, directed by Richard Tognetti.
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  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 ACO

ACO Up Close: Sean Shibe solo

15 November 2024

Innovative Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe brings a solo recital to The Neilson at ACO Pier 2/3.
Omega Ensemble: Force Fatale
  • Pier 23
  • Pier 23 Presenter

Omega Ensemble: Force Fatale

30 November 2024

Omega Ensemble presents Intricate harmonies and sharp textures.
Vasse Felix Margaret River
  • ACO 2024 Season
  • Festival

Vasse Felix 2024

6 - 8 December 2024

The ACO makes its annual appearance in Western Australia's Margaret River.
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  • ACO StudioCasts
  • ACO On Demand

ACO On Demand

Rent or buy individual ACO StudioCasts films, exclusive ACO In Concert Performances and more.
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