ACO Soloists

Australian Chamber Orchestra

ACO Soloists

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. Principal Violin Satu Vänskä takes on the devilishly dazzling Harmonic Labyrinth by Locatelli, whose concerto bears the inscription “facilis aditus, difficilis exitus” – easy to enter, difficult to exit. Following her stunning performance of Paganini’s Moses Fantasy in 2016, Satu will have you on the edge of your seat as she shreds the Locatelli with her customary flair.

Joining her in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins and Cello is one of the Orchestra’s newest players, Glenn Christensen. Glenn first performed with the ACO in 2001 as a member of Gondwana Voices, then in 2014 as an Emerging Artist. He has since blossomed as a full-time member of the ACO.

Another of our renowned Principals, cellist Timo-Veikko Valve, will play his glorious Guarneri filius Andreæ in a new arrangement of Debussy’s mercurial and eloquent Sonata for Cello and Piano (performed here with string orchestra accompaniment), composed just a few years before the composer’s death.

PROGRAM

Ruth Crawford Seeger Andante for Strings
Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in G minor, RV578
James Ledger The Natural Order of Things (World Premiere)*
Locatelli Violin Concerto in D major The Harmonic Labyrinth
Debussy (arr. Jack Symonds) Sonata for Cello and Piano
Mendelssohn (arr. strings) String Quartet No.2 in A minor

ARTISTS

Satu Vänskä Director and violin
Glenn Christensen violin
Timo-Veikko Valve cello

* Commissioned by David and Sandy Libling in celebration of the life of Simon Libling.

Ticket Info

PREMIUM

Standard $149
Concession $129
City Recital Hall Member $134.10
Group (10+) $139
Under 30 $49

A RESERVE

Standard $141
Concession $119
City Recital Hall Member $126.90
Group (10+) $131
Under 30 $49

B RESERVE

Standard $119
Concession $99
City Recital Hall Member $107.10
Group (10+) $109
Under 30 $49      

C RESERVE

Standard $85
Concession $73
City Recital Hall Member $76.50
Group (10+) $75
Under 30 $49

D RESERVE    

Standard $51
Concession $44
City Recital Hall Member $45.90
Group (10+) $41
Under 30 $49

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Details are accurate at time of publication

Image: Mick Bruzzese

Performance Dates & Times

Saturday 13 May, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Tuesday 16 May, 2017
8:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Wednesday 17 May, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Friday 19 May, 2017
1:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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