European Tour | Gstaad Menuhin Festival - Australian Chamber Orchestra

European Tour | Gstaad Menuhin Festival

22 - 26 July 2016


Concert 1 | Music at home with the Bach Family 

Fri 22 Jul 7.30pm 

Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra

CPE BACH String Symphony in A major
JS BACH Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
JS BACH Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
WF BACH Sinfonia in F major, F.67
JS BACH 4 Canons and a Fugue from the 'Musical Offering', BWV 1079
JS BACH Concerto for 3 Violins in D Major, BWV 1064

Concert 2 | Hope pays homage to Yehudi Menuhin

Sun 24 Jul 6pm

Daniel Hope Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra

KILAR Orawa 
PÄRT Darf ich 
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in D Minor
ENESCU Octuor (arranged for string orchestra)

Concert 3 | A Visit with the Mozart Family 

Tue 26 Jul 7.30pm 

Gabriela Montero Piano
Australian Chamber Orchestra

MOZART Symphony No.2 in B-flat major, K.17
MOZART Piano Concerto in E-flat major, K.271 'Jeunehomme'
MOZART Symphony No.1 in E-flat major, K.16
MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 'Jupiter'

Founded by the great fiddler Yehudi Menuhin in 1957, the festival is held every European summer in the scenic Swiss alpine town of Gstaad. This year, Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra perform three different concerts at Saanen Church.   

Directed by Richard Tognetti, our first concert offers audiences an immersive experience with music by Bach only, followed by ‘Hope pays homage to Yehudi Menuhin’, in which acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope joins the ACO to perform a very personal homage to his mentor Menuhin. Wrapping up our participation in this critically acclaimed festival, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero performs alongside the Orchestra some of Mozart’s greatest works. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund