Mozart's Last Symphonies with Richard Tognetti

29 September - 12 October 2015


MOZART Symphony No.39
MOZART Symphony No.40
MOZART Symphony No.41 ‘Jupiter’


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin

“One of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today.” The Daily Telegraph (UK) on Richard Tognetti
Join us for a celebration of the ACO's 40th anniversary and Richard Tognetti's 25th year leading the Orchestra. 

It was Tognetti’s first year as Artistic Director when he performed Mozart’s last three symphonies under the visionary baton of early music legend Frans Brüggen.
Now, as we celebrate his 25th year leading the Australian Chamber Orchestra, this landmark program is revisited, this time with Tognetti directing.
Mozart composed these three symphonies in a surge of inspiration between June and August 1788. He wasn’t to know they would be his last. But from the sunny lyricism of the 39th, to the tragic cast of the 40th, to the inspired invention of the 41st, they form a mighty epitaph to the work of a musical genius.

Sydney Morning Herald

‘Dash of Tognetti adds elixir of youth to magnificent mix.'

Daily Telegraph

‘Richard Tognetti’s silver anniversary tribute comes with Mozart’s miraculous trifecta.’




‘Jubilant Jupiter, triumphant Tognetti – 25 years with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.'

The Culture Concept Circle

‘Mozart’s Last Symphonies with Richard Tognetti – ACO Triumph.’

The Adelaide Advertiser

'Never has Tognetti’s 1743 Guarneri del Gesu sounded so sweet, so violiny, as it did in the Mozart Concerto no 3 in G major K 216.'

The West Australian

'It was a model performance [Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G], presented with such beauty of tone and subtlety of mood by both soloist and orchestra that all this critic needed to do was sit back and salute artistry at an impressive level.'

Free pre-concert talks:

Brisbane - QPAC Concert Hall, with Gillian Wills
Mon 12 Oct 7.15pm

Melbourne - Arts Centre Melbourne, with Alastair McKean
Sun 4 Oct 1.45pm
Tue 6 Oct 7.15pm

Newcastle City Hall, with Ken Healey
Fri 9 Oct 6.45pm

Sydney - City Recital Hall, with Ken Healey
Tue 29 Sep 7.15pm
Wed 30 Sep 6.15pm
Fri 2 Oct 12.45pm
Sat 3 Oct 6.15pm

Sydney Opera House, with Ken Healey
Wed 7 Oct 6.15pm