ACO Shorts: Experience the Orchestra

ACO Shorts: Experience the Orchestra

Short on time or simply after a sample of ACO performances? Enjoy this selection of short pieces from the ACO rehearsal studio, our acclaimed ACO StudioCast films and our popular ACO At Home series. Access is free once you have registered.


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ACO Shorts: Experience the Orchestra
  • Experience The Orchestra: Beethoven 'Ode to Joy' | ACO Pier 2/3 Opening Festival

    ACO Foundations pupils join Richard Tognetti, William Barton and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for Beethoven's iconic piece.

  • Experience the Orchestra: Dvořák's Symphony No.8, third movement

    This performance is taken from our 2019 tour where Richard Tognetti conducted and violin-directed the Orchestra and guest musicians in Dvořák's Symphony No. 8. Recorded at the Sydney Opera House, Sunday 17 November, 2019.

  • ACO At Home: Arvo Pärt’s 'Da pacem domine'

    Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, Principal Violin Satu Vänskä, Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve perform Arvo Pärt’s beautiful 'Da Pacem Domine' from their homes, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • ACO At Home: Wojciech Kilar's 'Orawa'

    A favourite of the Orchestra and ACO audiences, 'Orawa' evokes a band of folk fiddlers who reach a stirring rhythmic frenzy in the broad expanse of the breathtaking highlands of the Tatra mountains.

    The Orchestra recorded the piece in isolation during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Experience the Orchestra: Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra rehearses the first movement of Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony No.104 in D major, during preparations for a 2018 national tour.

  • Experience the Orchestra: Franck Sonata (1st mvt) | Emmanuel Pahud

  • Experience the Orchestra: ACO Collective & Pekka Kuusisto

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra's ensemble of Emerging Artists and ACO musicians rehearses with legendary Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

  • Experience the Orchestra: Beethoven's Grosse Fuge

  • 'Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ' | ACO StudioCasts: ‘Love & Transfiguration’

    This is the prelude from Bach's Chorale, 'Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ', BWV639, taken from our ACO StudioCasts film, Love & Transfiguration.

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  • The Lark Ascending | ACO StudioCasts: Rapture & Revolution

    Immerse yourself in Ralph Vaughan Williams' enduringly beloved The Lark Ascending.

    This performance by Richard Tognetti and the ACO is from our ACO StudioCasts film, 'Rapture & Revolution'.

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  • 'Erbarme Dich mein gott' | ACO StudioCasts: 'Bach and the Beyond'

    Immerse yourself in Bach's exquisite aria 'Erbarme Dich mein gott', arranged for strings and performed by soloists Richard Tognetti and ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve, with the ACO - part of our cinemtic ACO StudioCasts films.

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  • Vox amoris | ACO StudioCasts: 'Love & Transfiguration'

    The ACO performs Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks' sublime 'Vox amoris', a violin concerto which, according to the composer, "is about the greatest power in the whole world - love. Love is, was and will be as long as we will be. I believe that solo violin and string orchestra is the best combinatio...

  • Experience the Orchestra: Piazzolla's Libertango

    Classical accordion virtuoso James Crabb joins Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra for a performance of Astor Piazzolla's iconic 'Libertango' in Walsh Bay Arts Precinct on Sydney Harbour.

  • Experience the Orchestra: Dvořák 'American' Quartet

    The ACO performs Dvořák's 'American' String Quartet, arranged for the Orchestra by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti. This performance took place at the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, in an event launching the ACO's 2022 Season.

  • ACO At Home: Arvo Pärt’s ‘Tabula Rasa’

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs Arvo Pärt’s sublime ‘Tabula Rasa’ in isolation. This special performance, produced by Richard Tognetti and cinematographer Jon Frank and featuring the musicians of the ACO, offers a reflection on these challenging times and was produced to give thanks to ...

  • The Reef (excerpt) | Australian Chamber Orchestra

    Enjoy an excerpt from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Orchestra's film exploring the connection between surfing and music, 'The Reef'.

    Premiered in 2012, 'The Reef' is a performance in film and live music performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Richard Tognetti, collaborated with Prod...

  • ACO At Home: Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8

    Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, Principal Violin Satu Vänskä, Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve give a spellbinding performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet in isolation.

  • Experience the Orchestra: Mozart's Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter' (excerpt)

    Richard Tognetti, the ACO and guest musicians rehearse an excerpt of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’.

    This excerpt was filmed in 2015, on the last day of rehearsals before the ACO toured Mozart’s Last Symphonies nationally, this video features an enlarged orchestra including woodwind, brass ...