Transforming Strauss & Mozart

Transforming Strauss and Mozart


A chamber program full of inspiring music and palpable emotions featuring Strauss’ powerful Metamorphosen

ACO cellist Valve delivered a performance of brilliant energy, precision and expressive projection.’ Sydney Morning Herald

As Richard Strauss got older, he became fascinated by the textures in chamber music. Metamorphosen is one such example. Usually performed by 23 string players, here you’ll witness it stripped back to its raw, powerful core in a chamber program curated by our Principal Cello, Tipi. Wagner’s gut-wrenching Prelude to Tristan und Isolde depicts our most intimate and passionate feelings, while Mozart’s popular Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, in the composer’s arrangement for sextet called the Grande Sestetto Concertante, is a showcase for the supreme talents of the ACO musicians.

Together with Bach and Dowland this is a program full of inspirational music and palpable emotions. Not to be missed.

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra



Lachrimæ Antiquæ

WAGNER (arr. Sebastian Gürtler)
Prelude to Tristan und Isolde

Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering

R STRAUSS (arr. Rudolf Leopold)

Grande Sestetto Concertante


Helena Rathbone Violin
Aiko Goto Violin
Nicole Divall Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Melissa Barnard Cello
Maxime Bibeau Double Bass


Join us for a pre-concert talk in the Salon from 6.45pm – 7.15pm


This production is part of the following series:

Australian Chamber Orchestra 2018

In performances around Australia, around the world and on many recordings, the ACO moves hearts and stimulates minds with repertoire spanning six centuries and a vitality and virtuosity unmatched by other ensembles.