Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII

Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII30 October - 7 November 2016

Don’t miss the ACO's grand symphonic event of the year. Features Beethoven’s joyful Seventh Symphony directed by Richard Tognetti, and one of the most popular concertos of our time, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, performed by virtuoso guitarist Slava Grigoryan.

ACO at Emanuel Synagogue

ACO at Emanuel Synagogue8 November 2016

The Australian Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to return to Emanuel Synagogue, for a second inspiring performance in its elegant surrounds. 

Barbican Residency

Barbican Residency15 November 2016 - 14 March 2017

As the Barbican Centre’s first Artist-in-Residence at Milton Court Concert Hall, Richard Tognetti takes London by storm in 2016 and 2017, appearing as solo recitalist, genre-defying performer, pedagogue and of course, as first amongst equals with the ACO.

Beethoven's Favourite

Beethoven's Favourite18 - 28 November 2016

The season finale of our celebration of Beethoven quartets concludes on a grand scale, featuring fiery Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani. 

Vivaldi & Bach

Vivaldi & Bach7 December 2016

Directed by Richard Tognetti, this enchanting program includes two ever-popular and immediately appealing works by Bach, while two concertos from Vivaldi will invite the ACO’s violins and cello to take energetic flight.

Vasse Felix Festival 2016

Vasse Felix Festival 20169 - 11 December 2016

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Murder & Redemption

Murder & Redemption2 - 14 February 2017

Sex. Adultery. Betrayal. Murder. Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata has it all. And Janáček’s musical rendering of this scandalous tale serves as the thread for this innovative opening to the 2017 season.

Tarrawarra Festival 2017

Tarrawarra Festival 201725 - 26 February 2017

With a blend of fine art, live music and stunning views, this weekend-long festival in the Yarra Valley, only an hour from Melbourne, features intimate concerts directed by Richard Tognetti.

Bach Violin Concertos

Bach Violin Concertos2 - 12 April 2017

With Richard Tognetti at the helm for these performances, you will experience his vision of Bach’s magnificent writing for violin – a vision that has earned him three consecutive ARIA awards for his recordings of Bach’s violin works.

ACO Soloists

ACO Soloists5 - 19 May 2017

In a group the size of the ACO, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s musicians.

ACO Uluru Festival 2017

ACO Uluru Festival 20172 - 3 June 2017

In 2015, Uluru provided an inspirational setting for the inaugural ACO Uluru Festival – a partnership between the ACO and Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. We are delighted to once again present the weekend festival in June 2017, led by Richard Tognetti.


Mountain12 June - 20 August 2017

An epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom.

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.

Death & The Maiden

Death & The Maiden14 - 23 June 2017

Crying – whether tears of happiness or grief – forms the central theme of this inventive program of music by Schubert, Dowland and Britten, as Swedish violist Malin Broman steps in as Guest Director of ACO Collective.

Mozart & Schumann

Mozart & Schumann24 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.

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.

Arctic to Antipodes

Arctic to Antipodes1 - 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, one of Richard Tognetti’s great musical friends returns to perform with the ACO.

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.

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