ACO return to the Barbican

Following their sell-out first season in-residence at London’s Barbican Centre last year, ACO announce their 2019 season at the Barbican Centre’s International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court.

ACO return to the Barbican

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The Orchestra will perform three concerts from 3 - 5 October as part of the Barbican
Presents 2019/20 Season, once again bringing the daring virtuosity, and sense of adventure
for which they are so renowned around the world to audiences in London.

Their 2019 Barbican season begins with Bernard Labadie’s illuminating string orchestra arrangement of Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations, heralded as one of the greatest pieces of music ever conceived. 

The second concert of the season sees us reunite with acclaimed Australian artist and photographer Bill Henson for our musical and visual feast, Luminous.  First performed in 2005, Henson’s haunting, dramatic photography will remain the visual focus, while the orchestra and Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter Lior will perform music by artists including R.E.M, Benjamin Britten and Peteris Vasks.

Their 2019 Barbican season concludes with a program that holds a deeply personal connection to Richard Tognetti. Included are two of Britain's most cherished orchestra pieces; Vaughan William's Lark Ascendingone of Richard's signature works throughout his career, and Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. Once again we look forward to welcoming musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on stage with us for this final performance.

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