Chamber 8 On Tour

Australian World Orchestra

Chamber 8 On Tour

The Australian World Orchestra’s Chamber 8 on Tour are a supergroup of Australia’s finest musicians who work and perform with the world’s greatest orchestras. These extraordinary musicians will come together for just 4 concerts in 2017 as they tour their exceptional musicianship around Australia.

The AWO’s Chamber 8 on Tour will perform a captivating program of the Beethoven Septet featuring Andrew Bain of the LA Philharmonic on horn, and the Dvořák String Quintet featuring Matthew McDonald on double bass with an ensemble of some of Australia’s greatest musicians.

This is a very rare opportunity to witness music-making of the highest calibre where each of the 8 musicians have the opportunity to display their individual brilliance. The unusual scoring of Beethoven’s septet with a single clarinet, horn, bassoon, and strings allows for the musicians to interplay and engage in high spirited solos and duets in what’s arguably Beethoven’s finest chamber music composition. Matthew McDonald’s double bass performance in Dvořák’s String quintet brings a pizzicato sparseness to the bottom of the texture and creates a platform for the interweaving melodic strands of Dvořák’s master craftsmanship.

The AWO Chamber 8 on Tour is chamber music at its finest.

A limited number of Platinum tickets are on sale which include the cocktail and canape function with the AWO Chamber 8 on Tour players and AWO VIP guests.


Beethoven Septet in E-flat major, Op.20
Dvořák String Quintet No.2, Op.77


Natalie Chee violin (1st Concertmaster SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart)
Daniel Dodds violin (Festival Strings Lucerne)
Tahlia Petrosian viola (Gewandhaus Leipzig)
David Berlin cello (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)
Matthew McDonald double bass (Berlin Philharmonic)
Paul Dean clarinet (Senior Lecturer of Clarinet and Head of Woodwind at the Queensland Conservatorium)
Lyndon Watts bassoon (formerly Munich Philharmonic)
Andrew Bain horn (LA Philharmonic Orchestra)

Duration: approximately 1 hour 40 minutes, including interval

Ticket Info


Standard $224
City Recital Hall Member $201.60


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


Standard $135
Concession $119
City Recital Hall Member $121.50
Group (10+) $125


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


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


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

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are accurate at time of publication.