Timeline - Life flashes before your ears
19 May - 4 June 2014
The Sydney concerts of Timeline are presented in Partnership with Vivid LIVE, part of the Vivid Sydney festival of light, music and ideas. Please make allowances for extra delays when attending these Sydney performances. Plan your trip using Vivid's transport guide.
*This concert uses haze smoke effects and incorporates flashing lights. Please ensure you arrive on time as late-comers will only be admitted at an appropriate interval.
Sydney Arts Guide
"A dazzling, epic performance by the ACO, – an extraordinary knockout concert that will leave you breathless and wanting more. This major landmark concert is a visual and aural feast."
"The production was so theatrical and tightly-executed and the playing so inspired... I could hardly contain my enthusiasm for this, probably the most exciting ACO tour of them all. So far."
"As the tempo of the tracks picked up, the ACO transformed from a serious classical orchestra into a smiling group moving along to the beat and showcasing an impressively wide range of playing styles."
Sydney Morning Herald
"It made no sense on paper... and yet, in the flesh seemed to tell a story that may well have explained everything."
"The Presets vocalist Julian Hamilton took the musical spotlight, with his distinct pop voice proving remarkably adept at navigating the scalic Hebrew cadences. The traditional Yo Era Niña also proved a foot-stomping celebration of Jewish culture, with tricky semi-quaver passages and unison glissandi deftly manoeuvred by the orchestra."
"Seeing Tognetti in full flight during Bach’s Brandeburg Concerto... is awe-inspiring. A slave’s field call breaking into Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is oddly brilliant and the orchestra going hell-for-leather on Iggy and the Stooges’ I Wanna Be Your Dog is a sight to behold."