Satu Vanska in front of a blue background with 2019 written on it in a light red text

ACO 2019 Season

Welcome to our 2019 Season, where we push the very concept of a ‘chamber orchestra’ to new heights with energising collaborations, innovative new music and masterworks from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Tickets to our 2019 Season are now available individually, or can be purchased as part of a Full Subscription or Flexi-Pack for savings of up to 40% and 25% respectively*.

We can't wait to share our new year of music with you.


National Season Concerts

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Arvo Pärt & JS Bach

The famed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir join Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra for a concert that will reach celestial heights.

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Beethoven & Prokofiev

Fiery Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani returns as Guest Director in a concert of emotionally-charged music from Prokofiev and Beethoven.

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Branford Marsalis

The American saxophone virtuoso makes his ACO debut in a Latin American jazz inspired program featuring Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos directed by Principal Violin Satu Vänskä.

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Indies & Idols

Compositions from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and Sufjan Stevens presented alongside some of their shared musical influences: Polish composers Szymanowski and Lutosławski.

An artistic photo from Bill Henson, where a woman appears to be floating in the air


Ten years since its last performance, we bring back our ground-breaking musical and visual collaboration with photographer Bill Henson, revived and refreshed with singer-songwriter Lior.

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Celebrating Mozart

Pianist Dejan Lazić reunites with old friends, Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra, for a celebration of Mozart’s symphonies and concertos.

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Intimate Bach

Richard Tognetti is joined by Brett Dean, Erin Helyard and ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve for a celebration of Bach’s genius.

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Brahms & Dvořák

An exuberant end to our 2019 concert season, featuring Brahms’s Double Concerto, performed by Richard Tognetti and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve, and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

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Respighi, Britten & Vasks

A Melbourne Recital Centre exclusive that explores the beauty of strings through lively dances and ethereal reveries.

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Nico Muhly and the New

Pekka Kuusisto returns to Melbourne Recital Centre for a program of contemporary music built around a new violin concerto from American composer Nico Muhly.

A photo of violinist and ACO Collective Director Pekka Kuusisto

Mozart, Haydn & More

Pekka Kuusisto brings his wicked sense of humour to ACO Collective’s palindromic adventure through regional South Australia and Victoria.

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Serenades for Strings

ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone leads ACO Collective through a romantic program curated around works by Beethoven, Elgar and Mendelssohn.

*Ticket prices vary based on availability and price reserve