Tognetti presents ACO2 2013

13 - 26 June 2013


VIVALDI Concerto for Two Cellos, RV531
STRAVINSKY Concerto in D 
VIVALDI Cello Concerto in G major, RV413 
HANDEL Concerto Grosso No.11 in A
BLOCH From Jewish Life 
BARTÓK Divertimento


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Daniel Müller-Schott Cello
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello

ACO2 embarks on its first national subscription tour, led by Richard Tognetti and combining Australia's finest emerging string players with ACO musicians.

Featuring several of the greatest works for string orchestra, this program showcases ACO2's virtuosity and vivacity, in high-octane Baroque and neoclassical music.
We also celebrate the return to Australia of “magnetic young German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott” (New York Times), performing two Vivaldi Cello Concertos and Bloch's intensely melancholic From Jewish Life.


The Australian

" of the year's must-hear concerts."

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Limelight Magazine

"a fizzing concert that did precisely what it said on the can...ACO2’s young players displayed an ideally warm tone, allied with the familiar discipline of their older sibling..."

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Audience Feedback

"Congratulations to everyone who was involved in bringing this exciting concert to Newcastle on Thursday.  ACO you've done it again!"

Audience Feedback

"I attended the concert in Canberra last night and it was really wonderful. It was great to see all the performers and the director so happy and relaxed and at the same time totally committed and engaged. It was great to see smiles and I really liked the new clothes...The musical program was one of the most enjoyable I've ever experienced and the soloist - well, I could have watched and listened to him play that beautiful cello all night. A truly wonderful and enriching experience that I hope not to forget for a long time."

The Sydney Morning Herald

"Their confidence shone out from a gutsy and energising whole...The collective sound, however, is a tribute to the musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, who have sought out these rare talents and moulded them into an exquisite, homogeneous sound."

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The Age

"The orchestra worked with gusto...this was a generous experience"

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Audience Feedback

"I could rabbit on about how all the pieces played were interesting and the program was well-structured, and then about the confident and accomplished playing. However, what I really want to say is that I loved every minute of it, so much so that I have bought tickets again for tonight and am bringing my husband with me...seeing a concert twice is a first for me and a tribute to the ACO2."

Audience Feedback

"Having the ACO giving such supremely well-played music, year by year, has been a incalculable joy"

News Local

"Tognetti’s spruik that he hoped that tonight these emerging artists would "emerge fully-formed’’ was fully validated when the audience gave the class of 2013 a standing ovation."

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Adelaide Advertiser

"As an ensemble they possess all the qualities that their older sibling displays - boundless energy, passionate commitment, discipline and focus."

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Arts Hub

"What is most important about this concert, however, is the comfort that arises...from knowing that a little parcel of the future – which can often seem quite bleak – is twinkling brightly."

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