Cancelled: River

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Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Concert Cancelled: River

Due to ongoing lockdowns in Victoria and New South Wales, we regret to advise that the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s River concerts on Saturday 7 and Monday 9 August have been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

All ticketholders are entitled to a full refund through their original point of purchase. If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation, please contact our Ticketing Services team at boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au

Event details

A musical and cinematic odyssey from the creative team behind Mountain

From director Jennifer Peedom comes this powerful collaboration created as a companion film to the ACO’s record-breaking production, Mountain. River is another extraordinary tale of nature and humans as partners and adversaries. It will take audiences on an astonishing journey spanning six continents and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography to show rivers on a scale, and from perspectives, never seen before.

With a musical score performed live and directed by Richard Tognetti, featuring his original music alongside Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel and Jonny Greenwood, balance is sought.

River is a reminder that it is never too late to ask ourselves: ‘are we being good ancestors?’ The film examines pleasure, loss and the consequences of our actions, while all the while immersing us in the experience of body and water, of music and life.

COVID Safety

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ARTISTS

Richard Tognetti Musical Director, Composer & Lead Violin
William Barton Vocals

Production

Jennifer Peedom Director
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Renan Ozturk Cinematographer
Robert Macfarlane Writer
Nigel Jamieson Staging Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra

PROGRAM

Featuring music by Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel, Jonny Greenwood, Richard Tognetti and a collaboration with William Barton.

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Australian Chamber Orchestra 2021

In 2021 the ACO are presenting an ambitious season with more music than ever before, with a radiant series of live performances alongside cinematic and immersive concert films.

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