Australian Chamber Orchestra – Tognetti. Mendelssohn. Bach

Tognetti. Mendelssohn. Bach

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra


Sparks fly and melodies soar when Richard Tognetti directs music close to the ACO’s heart.

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.

One of the great prodigies, Mendelssohn wrote his sunny Octet at just 16 years of age. It’s one of the most loved pieces of chamber music ever written and a favourite of the ACO. In their hands, its youthful exuberance just about leaps off the stage.

If Mendelssohn is pleasure, then Bach is worship.

That is an altar to which Richard Tognetti will return to again and again. His recordings of Bach’s violin music won three successive ARIA Awards. Live, his interpretation of the great Violin Concerto in A minor is a powerful experience: intimate and electrifying.

Like all the best performances, this concert will remind you of why you love music.

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Richard Tognetti Director, violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra


Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor

Jakub Jankowski
New Commission – World Premiere
Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Felix Mendelssohn


This production is part of the following series: