Australian Chamber Orchestra
“One of the most cutting-edge virtuoso string ensembles to be found anywhere in the world.” - The Chicago Tribune
“To listen to the Australian Chamber Orchestra is to experience sensory overload.” - The Times
“An orchestra that, by any standards, is one of the wonders of the musical world today.” – The Guardian UK
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.
Join us for Sunday afternoons at Sydney Opera House or evening concerts in the CBD at City Recital Hall. Whether you prefer weekend nights out or something to look forward to mid-week, we’ve got you covered.
A cinematic odyssey exploring the waterways that have shaped our world, in all their majesty and fragility.
Step into the concert hall of Beethoven’s time in this joyful celebration directed by pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Stuart Skelton and Catherine Carby star in this extraordinary encounter with Mahler’s monumental song cycle.
The world-renowned cellist and master storyteller makes his ACO debut as soloist and guest director.
A mesmerising collaboration with Sydney Dance Company featuring countertenor Iestyn Davies and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Arvo Pärt.
Sparks fly and melodies soar when Richard Tognetti directs music close to the ACO’s heart.
Guitarist Sean Shibe makes his Australian debut in this inspired and thrilling season closer.