After receiving rave reviews for their European performances in 2016, the Australian Chamber Orchestra will return to Europe in November for a substantial tour of the continent.
Covering five countries in two weeks, the seven-date tour sees the Orchestra returning to London, Munich, Zurich and Vienna, and making a long-awaited Finnish debut in Helsinki and Espoo.
Richard Tognetti will lead the orchestra for the full tour, which will include special appearances from Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Olli Mustonen. The tour dates will also be supported by some very special private visits and performances.
London 3 November 2017
Less than a year after his last visit, Richard Tognetti returns to London for a performance at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, where he will be joined by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
Helsinki 5 November 2017
After years of planning, the ACO finally make its Finnish debut at the invitation of our friend and PianoEspoo Festival director Paavali Jumppanen. Along with our Finnish members Satu Vänskä and Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve, Richard Tognetti will lead the orchestra through a program of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven with French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
Espoo 7 November 2017
Fresh off our Finnish debut, the orchestra will be joined by composer and pianist Olli Mustonen for a very special performance in Espoo. Featuring more experimental repertoire, including two Mustonen originals and Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, this second performance is a perfect counterbalance to conclude our Finnish debut.
Munich 9 November 2017
After a six-year hiatus, the Orchestra returns to Munich’s grand Herkulessaal der Residenz for a special performance with Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Covering Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, the performance will give the audience a chance to connect with the Australian ensemble through a program of German and Austrian masterpieces.
Zurich 12 November 2017
The Orchestra returns to Zurich for the first time in over 30 years. Joined again by pianist and composer Olli Mustonen, the performance will give audiences a chance to get to know the Australian Chamber Orchestra as led by Richard Tognetti in the stunning surrounds of the Tonhalle. The program also features two compositions by Brett Dean, an Australian violinist, composer and alumnus of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Vienna14-15 November 2017
ACO conclude their tour in Vienna, returning to the Wiener Konzerthaus for a two-date performance with Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Focusing on Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, these final shows will be a celebration of exquisite repertoire to cap off an exceptional tour