Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Brahms 3 & Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

16 - 26 August 2015


MOZART The Magic Flute: Overture
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major
BRAHMS Symphony No.3 in F major


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Christopher Moore Viola

“If there’s a better chamber orchestra in the world today, I haven’t heard it.” The Guardian (UK)

“Richard Tognetti is one of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today.” The Daily Telegraph (UK)

This August, discover the ACO in full symphonic force as Richard Tognetti directs the Orchestra in one of the greatest symphonies of all time, Brahms’ colossal Third Symphony, and takes audiences on a journey through Mozart’s dazzling Sinfonia Concertante and the Overture to his ever-popular The Magic Flute.

After the “exciting beyond belief” (The Daily Telegraph) symphonic performances of Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in 2010 and the “intelligent and  courageous rendition” (The Australian) of Brahms’ Symphony No.4 in 2013, Richard Tognetti takes 50 talented musicians to the stage in the ACO’s largest ensemble of the 2015 season, to perform Brahms’ Third Symphony.

Brahms’ Third Symphony is perfect for the ACO. It’s a concise and confident masterpiece, mixing grandeur and intimacy in equal parts. Rich in melody and intensely lyrical, this symphony is a truly passionate work.

Audiences will also bask in two beautiful works by Mozart: the Overture from The Magic Flute and a rare opportunity to hear Tognetti duel with the ACO’s Principal Viola, Cristopher Moore, when they perform one of the seminal works in the classical repertoire for violin, viola and orchestra, the Sinfonia concertante. 

Free pre-concert talks:
Sydney Opera House, with Ken Healey
Sun 16 Aug 1.15pm
Brisbane - QPAC Concert Hall, with Martin Buzacott
Mon 17 Aug 7.15pm
Sydney - City Recital Hall Angel Place, with Ken Healey
Tue 18 Aug 7.15pm
Wed 19 Aug 6.15pm
Fri 21 Aug 12.45pm
Sat 22 Aug 6.15pm
Wed 26 Aug 6.15pm
Melbourne - Arts Centre, with John Weretka
Sun 23 Aug 1.45pm
Mon 24 Aug 7.15pm
Adelaide Town Hall, with Jim Koehne
Tue 25 Aug 7.15pm

The West Australian

'Whether in lulling, lilting, soothing phrases in its opening moments or generating red-blooded, electrifying climaxes that conjured up images of Brahms on steroids, this was music-making at its best.'