ACO On Demand Highlights

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ACO On Demand Highlights
  • Classical music for pets

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    Classical music is proven to calm animals. We have curated a special relaxing playlist for our furry and featured friends, for National Pet Day and beyond.

  • Stef At Home: Manuel de Falla

    Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands performs her own arrangements of music by Manuel de Falla and Diego Ortiz. This spectacular video was filmed in Tasmania in 2021.

  • Interview: Helena Rathbone introduces 'ex-Dollfus' Stradivarius

    The ACO has acquired its third extraordinary 'Golden Age' Stradivarius violin, the 1732 'ex-Dollfus' Stradivarius, on loan from an anonymous benefactor.

    Helena describes the opportunity to be the custodian of the ‘ex-Dollfus’ Stradivarius as a dream come true: “It is an unbelievably wonderful pr...

  • Water | Night Music

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents the first Australian-produced classical vinyl for two decades, featuring the world-premiere recording of Water by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

    Water was written following Greenwood’s stint as the ACO’s Composer in Residence in 2012. Its inspirati...

  • Pier 2/3 Sessions: Mozart Symphony No.35 in D Major 'Haffner' - excerpt

    Richard Tognetti directs the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and special guests from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and from around the world, in an excerpt from the first movement of Mozart's Symphony No.35 in D major, K.385 'Haffner'.

    This Pier 2/3 Session was filmed during rehe...

  • ACO Originals – Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright

    ACO Originals is a series of releases dedicated to new works commissioned by the ACO and recorded live in concert.

    Missy Mazzoli’s Dark with Excessive Bright was commissioned for Principal Bass Maxime Bibeau in celebration of his 20th year with the orchestra. 'I was inspired in no small part by ...

  • ACO in Concert: ACO Pier 2/3 Opening Festival – Hildegard to Tchaikovsky

    Richard Tognetti directs the Australian Chamber Orchestra in sublime music by some of the greatest composers in history. Recorded live at ACO Pier 2/3 during our Opening Festival in April 2022, this concert features works by Hildegard of Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, JS Bach, Schubert, Beethoven and T...

  • Indies & Idols

    Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens were all influenced by great composers. In this album, recorded live in concert in 2019, the ACO performs their music alongside the source of their inspiration: Polish nationals Witold Lutosła...

  • Pier 2/3 Sessions: Polina Leschenko performs Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2

    Pianist Polina Leschenko joins Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, rehearsing the sublime second movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2.

  • Pier 2/3 Sessions: Beethoven Cello Sonata No.5

    ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko 'Tipi' Valve and pianist Aura Go perform Beethoven's Sonata for Cello & Piano No.5 in D Major (I. Allegro con brio) in The Studio at ACO Pier 2/3.

    This work features on Tipi & Aura's recording, Beethoven Cello Sonatas, on the ABC Classic label. 👉 https://snd.clic...

  • Hypnosis | Satu In The Beyond | Richard Tognetti (Official Music Video)

    **HYPNOSIS – the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modifications of behaviour, has been revived but is...

  • ACO StudioCasts: Beethoven & Bridgetower

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    It’s a passionate and sweepingly epic work, but there’s also drama off stage in what is arguably Beethoven’s most loved and performed violin sonata.

    Known as The Kreutzer for its dedication to the violinist Rudolphe Kreutzer, lost in history is its original dedication to George Bridgetower, a f...