ACO Up Close – Beethoven Arranged

ACO Up Close

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra


Explore Beethoven’s hidden gems in intimate arrangements with ACO.

The Australian Chamber Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed chamber orchestras in the world and is renowned for their inspired programming, unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality. Under the direction of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, they take audiences on the adventure to create truly transformative experiences.

In the latest performance in the ACO’s acclaimed Up Close series, discover a more intimate side to Beethoven, in two arrangements dating from the composer’s own lifetime.

Beethoven himself arranged his Symphony No.2 for piano trio; his Cello Sonata in F major was re-cast for string quintet by his right-hand man Ferdinand Ries. Five ACO musicians feature alongside pianist Aura Go, recently praised for her ‘eloquence and energy’ by The Age.

This concert also celebrates the release of two new albums recently released on ABC Classic: Beethoven’s Symphonies 1, 2 and 3 ‘Eroica’, performed by the ACO and Richard Tognetti; and Beethoven’s complete Cello Sonatas, performed by ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve and pianist Aura Go.

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Helena Rathbone violin
Liisa Pallandi violin
Stefanie Farrands viola
Timo-Veikko Valve cello
Aura Go piano


Ludwig van Beethoven arr. Beethoven
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36

Ludwig van Beethoven arr. Ferdinand Ries
Cello Sonata in F, Op.5 No.1


This production is part of the following series: