7 episodes

"One of the musical wonders of the world" - The Guardian

The Australian Chamber Orchestra travels a remarkable road. This 17-piece string orchestra lives and breathes music, making waves around the world for their explosive performances and brave interpretations. Steeped in history but always looking to the future, ACO programs embrace celebrated classics alongside new commissions, and adventurous cross-artform collaborations.

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"One of the musical wonders of the world" - The Guardian

The Australian Chamber Orchestra travels a remarkable road. This 17-piece string orchestra lives and breathes music, making waves around the world for their explosive performances and brave interpretations. Steeped in history but always looking to the future, ACO programs embrace celebrated classics alongside new commissions, and adventurous cross-artform collaborations.

    2020 Season | Richard Tognetti's 30th Anniversary

    2020 Season | Richard Tognetti's 30th Anniversary

    In our latest podcast, Richard Tognetti reflects on what has made him most proud over his 30 years as Artistic Director and how his time with the ACO has shaped the 2020 Season. From diving headfirst into cross-artform collaborations, maintaining an emphasis on imaginative and challenging programming, and the evolution of the ACO into a ‘hybrid’ ensemble that perform everything from Bach and Beethoven to Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and electronica artist Anna Meredith.

    • 23 min
    Program Brief: Indies & Idols

    Program Brief: Indies & Idols

    Get acquainted with our Indies & Idols tour in just four minutes, as ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti discusses the indie musicians making the Orchestral leap and shares an excerpt of Szymanowski’s second string quartet, one of his favourite works from the Polish composer.

    • 4 min
    Podcast: Branford Marsalis & Satu Vänskä

    Podcast: Branford Marsalis & Satu Vänskä

    In this episode of the ACO podcast we speak to saxophone icon Branford Marsalis and Principal Violin Satu Vänskä about their upcoming tour together.

    Music featured in this podcast:

    SALLY BEAMISH Saxophone Concerto No. 2, "Under the Wing of the Rock" [Branford Marsalis, Royal Scottish National Orchestra]
    GINASTERA Concerto for Strings, Op. 33: I. Variazioni per i solisti [Candida Thompson, Amsterdam Sinfonietta]
    GINASTERA Concerto for Strings, Op. 33: IV. Finale furioso [Candida Thompson, Amsterdam Sinfonietta]
    BRANFORD MARSALIS Snake Hip Waltz [Branford Marsalis Quartet]
    PIAZZOLLA Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Primavera Porteña [Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica]
    PIAZZOLLA Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Primavera Porteña [Astor Piazzolla]
    PIAZZOLLA Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Verano Porteño [Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica]
    PIAZZOLLA Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Verano Porteño [Astor Piazzolla]
    STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo: III. [Sabine Meyer]
    VILLA-LOBOS Fantasia, Op. 630: I. Animé [Pedro Pablo Cámara Toldos, I Musici di Basilea]

    • 18 min
    Podcast: Beethoven & Prokofiev

    Podcast: Beethoven & Prokofiev

    ACO Multimedia Producer Joseph Nizeti speaks to Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani about her triple duties of soloist, leader and arranger in our second national tour of 2019, 'Beethoven & Prokofiev.'

    • 16 min
    Podcast: The Sound of Arvo Pärt

    Podcast: The Sound of Arvo Pärt

    The ACO's Multimedia Producer Joseph Nizeti speaks to the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir's Henry Tiisma about the significance of Arvo Pärt in Estonian culture, the uniqueness of his music from a performer's perspective, what it’s like to work with Pärt in person and the hallmarks of his unique ‘tintinnabuli’ style.

    This episode features excerpts of the following music to illustrate the observations made in conversation.

    ARVO PÄRT:
    Berlin Messe: Agnus Dei [Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallin Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste]
    Berlin Messe: Kyrie [Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallin Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste]
    Berlin Messe: Alleluia Verse II [Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallin Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste]
    Collage on B-A-C-H: I. Toccata [Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow]
    Da pacem Domine [Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier]
    Fur Alina [Tamara-Anna Cislowska]
    Te Deum [Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallin Chamber Orchestra]

    JS BACH:
    Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 [The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner]

    VELJO TORMIS:
    Jaanilaulud: III. Ei ole püssil püütav [Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier]


    To learn more about our upcoming concert with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, visit https://www.aco.com.au/PartBach

    • 16 min
    Podcast: Behind-the-scenes in London

    Podcast: Behind-the-scenes in London

    Join the ACO’s Artistic Assistant Joseph Nizeti backstage in London as he chats to Richard Tognetti, Tour Manager Lisa Mullineux and others about the ACO’s first international residency at London's Barbican Centre.

    • 11 min

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