Around the World with Benjamin Schmid and ACO2 - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Around the World with Benjamin Schmid and ACO2

14 - 29 May 2015


JS BACH Concerto for Violin in E major, BWV1042
TCHAIKOVSKY "Souvenir de Florence" for String Orchestra, Op.70
BARBER Adagio for Strings
HERBERT BERGER Metropoles Suite for Violin and Strings 


Benjamin Schmid Director & Lead Violin


The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Around the World’ performed by ACO2 and starring international director and acclaimed violinist Benjamin Schmid. ACO2 brings together musicians from the ACO with the rising stars of Australian music.

Embracing much-loved works in the string repertoire, ‘Around the World’ takes the audience on a journey through America, Russia and Germany, culminating in a voyage through Salzburg, Barcelona, Paris and Maputo with Berger’s Metropoles Suite for Violin and Strings.

Benjamin Schmid, a previous Guest Director of the ACO, is a recipient of the German Record Prize, the Echo Klassik Prize, the Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the Strad Selection and has appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Tour dates:

14 May 7pm Armidale Town Hall
Tickets via TryBooking | 02 6773 6419

16 May 7pm Bellingen Memorial Hall
Tickets via Eventbrite | 02 6655 1109

17 May 3pm St John's School Hall Mullumbimby
Tickets via Eventbrite | 02 6687 1393

19 May 7.30pm The Arts Centre Gold Coast | 07 5588 4000

22 May 7.30pm Nambour Civic Centre
 | 07 5475 7777

23 May 4.30pm Moncrieff Entertainment Centre | 07 4130 4100

24 May 2.30pm Gladstone Entertainment Centre | 07 4972 2822

27 May 7pm Redland Performing Arts Centre Cleveland | 07 3829 8131

29 May 7pm Mt Isa*

*please note, this is a quartet performance

For ticketing information, please email or phone 02 8274 3800

Audience Member, Northern Lights, Southern Skies, Burnie Arts and Function Centre

"A wonderful programme. And wonderfully played - thank you! Thanks, too, for the ACO2 project as a whole – love the involvement of the more experienced players (especially that they seem to bring such enthusiasm), and really enjoy the excitement of seeing the younger musicians."

Audience Member, Northern Lights, Southern Skies, Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Hobart

"We are walking on air ... Thank you AcO2 for an amazing performance this evening at the Tas Conservatorium of Music. The program was a masterpiece and the players thrilling."