Intimate Mozart

Intimate Mozart 27 June - 9 July 2017

Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of the world’s leading performers of Mozart. Alongside Richard Tognetti and an intimate ACO ensemble, Kristian takes on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.13.

ACO Academy

ACO Academy 14 July 2017

ACO Academy, our flagship education program, returns to Sydney in 2017. After an inspiring week of intensive rehearsals, young string players and ACO musicians take to the City Recital Hall stage to perform a free public concert.


Mountain3 - 20 August 2017

An epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom, narrated by two-time Academy Award® nominated actor Willem Dafoe.

Building on the achievement of the ACO’s The Reef, Mountain reflects on the beauty, diversity and fragility of these timeless natural monuments: symbols of spirituality; haven from man-made devastation; essential to the planet’s eco-system.

ACO at Jewish Museum & St Kilda Shule

ACO at Jewish Museum & St Kilda Shule21 August 2017

Richard Tognetti will lead a breathtaking performance, featuring his famous 'The Lark Ascending’ by Vaughan Williams and beloved works by Mendelssohn and Ravel. 

Mozart & Brahms

Mozart & Brahms29 August - 15 September 2017

Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ soulful Clarinet Quintet.

Grieg and Beyond

Grieg and Beyond1 - 12 September 2017

Norwegian violinist and Artistic Director of the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Henning Kraggerud has built a reputation as the world’s leading interpreter of Grieg.

Emmanuel Pahud

Emmanuel Pahud30 September - 13 October 2017

The world’s greatest living flautist Emmanuel Pahud is back! Twelve years after his Australian debut with the ACO, one of Richard Tognetti’s great musical friends returns.

Souvenir de Florence

Souvenir de Florence25 October 2017

Souvenir de Florence is Tchaikovsky’s exuberant postcard from an Italian summer holiday, brimming with carefree energy and lush melodic fancy. Tchaikovsky’s ability to craft a heart-tugging melody remains hard to beat.

European Tour | London

European Tour | London3 November 2017

Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra are joined by Southbank Centre Artist-in-Residence, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, for a concert of masterworks in fresh guises.

European Tour | Vienna

European Tour | Vienna 14 - 15 November 2017

As part of our European tour, Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra perform alongside pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard at Wiener Konzerthaus.

Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Bach's Christmas Oratorio3 - 10 December 2017

The last time the ACO performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio critics, audiences and the Orchestra themselves considered it the concert of the year. In 2017, the Choir of London join the Orchestra again for this wonderfully festive oratorio.

Night Music

Night Music6 December 2017

Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective perform Mozart’s and Dvořák’s most famous serenades, both written explicitly for evening performance, followed by a nocturne, literally “for night time”.

Vasse Felix Festival 2017

Vasse Felix Festival 20178 - 10 December 2017