Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis21 - 22 May 2019

The American saxophone virtuoso makes his ACO debut in a Latin American jazz inspired program featuring Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos directed by ACO Principal Violin Satu Vänskä.

Respighi, Britten & Vasks

Respighi, Britten & Vasks4 June 2019

A Melbourne Recital Centre exclusive that explores the beauty of strings through lively dances and ethereal reveries.

Indies & Idols

Indies & Idols14 - 29 June 2019

Compositions from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and Sufjan Stevens presented alongside some of their shared musical influences: Polish composers Szymanowski and Lutosławski.

ACO Academy

ACO Academy12 July 2019

Our flagship education program ACO Academy returns to Sydney this year, culminating in a public performance at City Recital Hall after aweek of intensive rehearsals.


Luminous10 - 23 August 2019

Ten years since its last performance, we bring back our ground-breaking musical and visual collaboration with photographer Bill Henson, revived and refreshed with new images, music and guests.

Celebrating Mozart

Celebrating Mozart5 - 17 September 2019

Pianist Dejan Lazić reunites with old friends, Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra, for a celebration of Mozart’s symphonies and concertos.

2019 Barbican Residency

2019 Barbican Residency3 - 5 October 2019

The Australian Chamber Orchestra return to London for the second of our three seasons in residence as International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court at the Barbican Centre.

Intimate Bach

Intimate Bach19 - 30 October 2019

Richard Tognetti is joined by Brett Dean, Erin Helyard and ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve for a celebration of Bach’s genius.

Serenades for Strings

Serenades for Strings19 - 29 October 2019

ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone leads ACO Collective through a romantic program curated around works by Beethoven, Elgar and Mendelssohn.

Brahms & Dvořák

Brahms & Dvořák9 - 22 November 2019

An exuberant end to our 2019 concert season, featuring Brahms’s Double Concerto, performed by Richard Tognetti and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve, and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

Nico Muhly and the New

Nico Muhly and the New4 December 2019

Pekka Kuusisto returns to Melbourne Recital Centre for a program of contemporary music built around a new violin concerto from American composer Nico Muhly.

Vasse Felix Festival 2019

Vasse Felix Festival 20196 - 8 December 2019

Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective head to the picturesque Margaret River for a weekend-long celebration of music, wine and culinary art.