Australian Chamber Orchestra presents

ACO - Transforming Strauss & Mozart

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

13 Sep – 13 Sep

“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.

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

DOWLAND Lachrimæ Antiquæ
WAGNER (arr. Sebastian Gürtler) Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
BACH Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering
R. STRAUSS (arr. Rudolf Leopold) Metamorphosen
MOZART Grande Sestetto Concertante

Act 1: 30 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act 2: 70 minutes

Age restriction of 8 years +

Tickets for this event should be released within 1 week of the event date. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please email your details and number of tickets required at

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Venue Information

Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium


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Adult: $109
Conc: $95
Group (10+): $95
Under 30: $49
Student: N/A

Adult: $104
Conc: $91
Group (10+): $91
Under 30: $49
Student: N/A

Adult: $80
Conc: $70
Group (10+): $70
Under 30: $49
Student: $25

Adult: $59
Conc: $49
Group (10+): $49
Under 30: $49
Student: $25

(A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 7.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 2 hrs (incl interval)

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