Welcome to the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2018 Concert Season.
2018 is a celebration of great repertoire. From the opening concert until the final bow, the ACO traverse almost 900 years of music. Browse through the concerts and make your selections from another year of exhilarating music-making from Australia’s own national touring orchestra.
Make up a 'Choose Your Own’ flexi-package by picking any three or more concerts for a discounted price.
Sat 10 Feb 7pm, Tue 13 Feb 8pm, Wed 14 Feb 7pm, Fri 16 Feb 1.30pm
Tognetti leads this melodic and emotively powerful opening to ACO’s 2018 season. Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, America’s Missy Mazzoli and the UK’s Anna Clyne.
Tue 20 Mar 8pm, Wed 21 Mar 7pm, Fri 23 Mar 1.30pm, Sat 24 Mar 7pm
Intense, passionate and heartachingly beautiful music played by one of the world’s finest violinists, Alina Ibragimova. This is repertoire that doesn’t so much tug as it does rip at your heartstrings.
Sat 14 Apr 7pm, Wed 18 Apr 7pm, Fri 20 Apr 1.30pm, Tue 24 Apr 8pm
Australia’s beloved world-class operatic success story, Soprano Nicole Car, performs her only orchestral performance in Australia for 2018, celebrating her special voice with works by Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi.
Sat 30 Jun 7pm, Tue 3 Jul 8pm, Wed 4 Jul 7pm
Legendary cellist Steven Isserlis joins Richard Tognetti and the ACO for Shostakovich’s monumental First Cello Concerto along with Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony.
Wed 8 Aug 7pm, Fri 10 Aug 1.30pm, Sat 11 Aug 7pm, Tue 14 Aug 8pm
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Bach’s iconic keyboard work in a celebration that brings together the old and the new in an utterly unique and illuminating way.
Sat 15 Sep 7pm, Tue 18 Sep 8pm, Wed 19 Sep 7pm
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.
Fri 5 Oct 1.30pm
Russian sensation Ilya Gringolts directs the ACO in this virtuosic display of Paganini’s First Violin Concerto and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and 2 Cellos featuring ACO Principals Tipi and Julian Thompson.
Sat 17 Nov 7pm, Tue 20 Nov 8pm, Wed 21 Nov 7pm
For their climactic finale to the 2018 Season, Richard Tognetti and the ACO present an unmissable music event featuring Beethoven’s monumental Violin Concerto and Fifth Symphony.