Mountain - Australian Chamber Orchestra


12 June - 20 August 2017

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BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto: II – Larghetto
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5: II – Adagio un poco mosso
CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat major, Op.27, No.2
GRIEG Holberg Suite: I – Präludium
SCULTHORPE String Sonata No.1: IV – Chorale
RICHARD TOGNETTI Original Composition
VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor, RV580
VIVALDI Winter, RV297: I - Allegro non molto
VIVALDI Summer, RV315: III – Presto


Richard Tognetti Musical Director & Composer
Jennifer Peedom Director & Producer
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Tamara-Anna Cislowska Piano
Renan Ozturk Principal Cinematographer
Robert Macfarlane Writer

Produced by Stranger Than Fiction Films and Lingo Pictures, in association with Camp 4 Collective, Sherpas Cinema and the ACO.

Introducing Mountain – an epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director, Jennifer Peedom.

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. An upper world to be shunned, not sought out. How then have mountains now come to hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives?

Shot by the world’s leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, this film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. At these events the ACO will perform live with the film.

Throughout production, Richard Tognetti worked with Jennifer Peedom to assemble a stunning soundscape to mirror the serenity, magnitude and terror of the landscapes filmed, with works by Chopin, Grieg, Vivaldi, Corelli, Beethoven and new works by Richard himself.

Mountain is a unique musical journey through vistas that few have visited and none have seen in quite this way.

Presented in partnership with Sydney Film Festival and Vivid LIVE.

Photo credit (above): Renan Ozturk/Dave Mossop


A trained audio describer delivers the program relayed via an in-house receiver to an earpiece. The audio description seeks to enhance the concert-going experience for audience members who are blind or have a low vision through describing the movements and actions of the orchestra as well as relating the visual elements of the concert.


Audio-described concert tickets for this performance have been discounted and are available to patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companion only.


To book a ticket and secure a headset for this performance contact ACO Access Manager Dean Watson on 02 8274 3819 or via email at


Headsets will be available for collection from Sydney Opera House Box Office area one hour prior to the performance. 


Headsets numbers are subject to alibility. A $7.50 fee applies per ticket transaction.

Please note that subscription ticket exchanges are not available forMountain world premiere performance (12 June 2017) as this is a non-subscription concert presented in partnership with Vivid Live and Sydney Film Festival. For more info on our Ticket Exchange Policy, please click here.


Buy Tickets


BOX OFFICE: 1800 444 444
(MON - FRI, 9 AM - 5 PM, AEST)