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ACO Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Address: Opera Quays | 2 East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 82743800

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We recently attended the Opera House Concert Hall to see Sequenza Italiana. What a stunning performance by world-class musicians. It was the first time that my partner, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2016
Jennifer P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We recently attended the Opera House Concert Hall to see Sequenza Italiana. What a stunning performance by world-class musicians. It was the first time that my partner, a musician, and his daughter, a student cellist, has actually attended the ACO. It will be impossible to impress them now, given how amazing their first concert was. And not only are the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We saw them at the Bach-Mozart-Beethoven concert on March 16th. The Grosse Fugue was out of this world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been to see the ACO several times but this concert brought their performance to new heights. It was a great blening of the new with the old. Pekka Kuusisto was a great director and the orchestra (all strings) really responded with a cohesive sound. Honestly I was upset when the performance was over as I did not want... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I recently heard the ACO with Richard Tognetti who is the Artistic Director and violinist. I was stunned by the quality of the music and the sheer exuberance of the performance. It is always a joy to see musicians who are both professional and passionate. I have only become a classical music fan in recent years but I do recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you have an opportunity to hear the ACO, it will always be enjoyable, usually brilliant, often surprising. They are based in Sydney but, luckily for us, travel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is the second year I have had an ACO subscription, only previously bought individual tickets and I love them. The latest concert featured Barry Humphries and Meow Meow performing a Concert of songs from the Weimar era and the ACO was as competent and comfortably at home in this genre as their more classical repertoire. I love seeing them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Richard T makes this band simply bring the music alive. If you get the chance to attend a performance it's not to be missed

Thank Rintoul353
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This was a concert given by the orchestra as a 'thankyou' to an art gallery in Sydney which supports them. The music as always was superb - Vivaldi a perennial favourite. A surprise was the Shostakovich which was quite wonderful. A youthful and very talented orchestra, always a pleasure to attend their performances.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Chamber & Classical music isn't for everyone, but if you are in Sydney and you see they are performing, you would be well placed to see them. They generally take Classical music and put a slight twist on it.

Thank Travellersforever
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Never fail to delight and amaze: excellent repertoire, technical and emotive briilliance

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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.