ACO Underground - Hong Kong - Australian Chamber Orchestra

ACO Underground - Hong Kong

12 November 2015


WALTON Façade: Jodelling Song
RICHARD TOGNETTI Joskus sinä odotat... (Sometimes you wait...)
WALTON String Quartet No.2 in A minor: IV. Allegro molto
RICHARD TOGNETTI Transfiguration
HOLLÄNDER Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte
GABRIEL YARED Lullaby for Cain
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas: Dido's Lament
GEORGE CRUMB Black Angels: God Music
YOUMANS Tea for Two
JS BACH (arr. Tognetti) Fugue from Sonata No.1 in G minor
NEIL FINN (arr. Tognetti) Into Temptation
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI String Quartet No. 1 (excerpt)
TOCH Geographical Fugue
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.8: II. Allegro molto
WEBERN Five Movements, Op.5: III. Sehr labhaft
NINE INCH NAILS (MICHAEL TRENT REZNOR) (arr. Tognetti) Something I Can Never Have


Satu Vänskä Voice, Violin, Director
​Richard Tognetti Violin
Katie Noonan Voice
Brian Ritchie Bassist (Violent Femmes)
Jim Moginie Guitar (Midnight Oil)

ACO Underground makes its Hong Kong debut in an eclectic, genre-bending concert featuring reimagined songs by contemporary and classic composers.

The group plays acoustic and electric instruments and performs wild sets that stretch from Bach and Penderecki to Nine Inch Nails, all under the direction of founder, curator, front-woman and internationally renowned violinist and singer, Satu Vänskä.

This multifaceted program sprints through centuries of music where the expected and unexpected collide in a unique sound world. 

Drum Media

'The next installment can't come soon enough.'

Sydney Morning Herald

'We had shifting formations of strings and samples, on-stage looping, vocals and acoustic guitars, electric guitars and laptops.'


'ACO Underground is a splinter group that gathers some of the world’s finest musicians and puts them, but only once every so often, in one small, almost secret place. You feel like you’re part of a very privileged, slightly clandestine, revolutionary cabal, just being there.'