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.

Mozart, Haydn & More

Mozart, Haydn & More2 - 9 March 2019

Pekka Kuusisto brings his wicked sense of humour to ACO Collective’s palindromic adventure through regional South Australia and Victoria.

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.

2019 US Tour

2019 US Tour31 March - 14 April 2019

The Orchestra return to North America for a two week tour visiting New York, Boston, Princeton and more.

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.

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.