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2024 Season

In 2024 Australia’s world-renowned chamber orchestra set its horizons wider than ever before.

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, has always forged its own path, taking audiences on the adventure to create truly transformative experiences.

The 2024 Season embodies the very essence of the ACO. The Orchestra welcomes old friends and new collaborators, joined by some of the most thrilling artists on the world stage today. Throughout 2024 the ACO travels across genres and artforms, traversing centuries of music from the celebrated classics to the sounds of tomorrow as only it can. And the spark at the heart of it all: the Orchestra, leading the way and igniting this season of extraordinary music for you.


Sat 10 February - Wed 14 February

A cinematic odyssey exploring the waterways that have shaped our world, in all their majesty and fragility.


Beethoven's Emperor 

Tue 19 March - Sat 23 March

Step into the concert hall of Beethoven’s time in this joyful celebration directed by pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout.


Mahler's Song of the Earth

Wed 15 May - Sat 18 May

Stuart Skelton and Catherine Carby star in this extraordinary encounter with Mahler’s monumental song cycle.


Altstaedt Plays Haydn & Tchaikovsky

Tue 18 June - Sat 29 June

The world-renowned cellist and master storyteller makes his ACO debut as soloist and guest director.


Silence & Rapture

Sun 11 August 

A mesmerising collaboration with Sydney Dance Company featuring countertenor Iestyn Davies and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Arvo Pärt.


Tognetti. Mendelssohn. Bach.

Tue 17 September - Sat 21 September

Sparks fly and melodies soar when Richard Tognetti directs music close to the ACO’s heart. Like all the best performances, this concert will remind you of why you love music.


Scotland Unbound

Sat 9 November - Wed 13 November

Guitarist Sean Shibe makes his Australian debut in this inspired and thrilling season closer.