Welcome to the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2017 Concert Season.
‘Choose Your Own’ flexi-package by picking any three or more concerts for a discounted price.
Browse through the concerts and make your selections from another year of exhilarating music-making from Australia’s own national touring orchestra, the ACO. Choose from a season of masterworks, surprising musical collaborations and the finest international guests.
Wed 8 Feb 7pm, Fri 10 Feb 1.30pm, Sat 11 Feb 7pm, Tue 14 Feb 8pm
Sex. Adultery. Betrayal. Murder. Pekka Kuusisto and Sam Amidon join forces in an extraordinary classical-folk concert experience: Murder & Redemption – a journey from darkness into light featuring music by Janáček, John Adams and traditional American folk arranged by Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon. Find out more.
Sat 8 Apr 7pm, Tue 11 Apr 8pm, Wed 12 Apr 7pm
Join Richard Tognetti in an exploration of Bach’s magnificent writing for violin. Bach is the greatest polyphonist of all time. To hear his writing for solo violin, violin and orchestra, two violins and orchestra, and three violins and orchestra is to experience genius at work. Find out more.
Sat 13 May 7pm, Tue 16 May 8pm, Wed 17 May 7pm, Fri 19 May 1.30pm
In a group the size of ACO, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s musicians including Principal Violin Satu Vänskä, Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve and violinist Glenn Christensen. Find out more.
Tue 4 Jul 8pm, Wed 5 Jul 7pm, Fri 7 Jul 1.30pm, Sat 8 Jul 7pm
The ACO is joined by world leading interpreter of Mozart, Kristian Bezuidenhout, to perform the composer’s stunning Piano Concerto No.13. Also in the program, Schumann’s String Quartet and Piano Quintet, “the most perfect of all the products of his genius”. Find out more.
Sat 12 Aug 7pm, Tue 15 Aug 8pm, Wed 16 Aug 7pm
Introducing Mountain: an epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom. Mountain is a unique musical journey through vistas that few have visited and none have seen in quite this way. Find out more.
Fri 1 Sep 1.30pm, Sat 2 Sep 7pm, Tue 5 Sep 8pm, Wed 6 Sep 7pm
Finland has Sibelius. Denmark has Nielsen. Sweden has ABBA. And Norway has Grieg! Discover Henning Kraggerud, a Norwegian violinist who has built a reputation as the world’s leading interpreter of Grieg, as he presents his arrangements for all three of Grieg’s violin sonatas. Find out more.
Sat 7 Oct 7pm, Tue 10 Oct 8pm, Wed 11 Oct 7pm, Fri 13 Oct 1.30pm
The world’s greatest living flautist Emmanuel Pahud is back 12 years after his Australian debut. This program is like an historical adventure – tracing the Franco-Germanic lineage from Bach senior, to his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, through to Franck, Debussy, Ravel and Boulez. Find out more.