Bach Violin Concertos - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Bach Violin Concertos

2 - 12 April 2017


BACH (arr. Richard Tognetti) Preludio from Violin Partita No.3 in E major
BACH Violin Concerto No.2 in E major
BACH Sarabande from Cello Suite No.4 in E-flat major
HAYDN Symphony No.22 in E-flat major The Philosopher
BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
BACH Concerto for Three Violins in D major
HAYDN Symphony No.27 in G major


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Helena Rathbone Violin
Satu Vänskä Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello

"Richard Tognetti is one of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today."

The Daily Telegraph (UK) 


Experience the soulful beauty and timeless genius of JS Bach with Richard Tognetti and the ACO.

Johann Sebastian Bach is the greatest polyphonist of all time. To hear Bach’s writing for solo violin, violin and orchestra, two violins and orchestra, and three violins and orchestra is to hear genius at work. Bach achieves the most remarkable effects with just one instrument in a single musical line. Pure magic!

With Richard Tognetti at the helm for these performances, you will experience his vision of Bach’s magnificent writing for violin – a vision that has earned him three consecutive ARIA awards for his recordings of Bach’s violin works.

Rounding out the program are two glorious symphonies from the “Father of the Symphony”, Franz Joseph Haydn. Haydn wrote more than one hundred symphonies, with these two cracking examples sitting right up there among his greatest.

The Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★★ "ACO delivers insider's account of Bach."

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The Australian

“Australian Chamber Orchestra’s joyous return to first principles.”

The Daily Telegraph

"Australian Chamber Orchestra gets old and new balance right and packs them in."

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★★★★"Outbreak of Violins: the ACO plays Bach and Haydn at the Sydney Opera House."

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The Advertiser

"Australian Chamber Orchestra adds some serious bite to its Bach."

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The West Australian

"Flawless fanfares."

The Age

"[Richard Tognetti] occupies a dominant place among this country's musical artists."

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Sun 9 Apr 1.15pm