Tognetti's Beethoven

Tognetti's Beethoven20 - 21 November 2018

Richard Tognetti leads the final concert of the ACO’s 2018 season, which promises to leave you exhilarated, rejuvenated and ready for 2019.

ACO at Emanuel Synagogue

ACO at Emanuel Synagogue26 November 2018

The Orchestra return to Emanuel Synagogue for a special fundraising concert.

Sydney Fundraising Gala

Sydney Fundraising Gala29 November 2018

The ACO's annual Sydney Fundraiser Gala, presented by Annabel Crabb and held at Carriageworks' Bay 17.

Sonatas for Strings

Sonatas for Strings5 December 2018

Richard Tognetti leads the ACO through a collection of works with timeless beauty, featuring Elgar, Walton and Sculthorpe.

Vasse Felix Festival

Vasse Felix Festival7 - 9 December 2018

Savour some of Australia’s most awarded wines while enjoying the magical views from the Vasse Felix Estate in Margaret River, Western Australia, as ACO Collective serenades you over three glorious days.

Arvo Pärt & JS Bach

Arvo Pärt & JS Bach2 - 13 February 2019

The famed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir join Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra for a concert that will reach celestial heights.

TarraWarra Festival 2019

TarraWarra Festival 201923 - 24 February 2019

A weekend-long celebration of music, art, wine and some of the most breathtaking views in the Yarra Valley at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.

Beethoven & Prokofiev

Beethoven & Prokofiev7 - 19 March 2019

Fiery Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani returns as Guest Director in a concert of emotionally-charged music from Prokofiev and Beethoven.

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis9 - 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.


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 singer-songwriter Lior.

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.

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.

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.