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ACO Soloists

Melbourne

  • ACO Principal Violin Satu Vänskä
ACO Soloists
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In a group the size of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. Experience the extraordinary talents of this orchestra of soloists in a thrilling concert featuring music by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Mendelssohn, Debussy, James Ledger and more.

In a group the size of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists.

Experience the extraordinary talents of this orchestra of soloists in a thrilling concert featuring music by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Mendelssohn, Debussy, James Ledger and more.

This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s musicians. Principal Violin Satu Vänskä takes on the devilishly dazzling Harmonic Labyrinth by Locatelli, whose concerto bears the inscription “facilis aditus, difficilis exitus” – easy to enter, difficult to exit.

Joining her in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins and Cello is one of the Orchestra’s newest players, Glenn Christensen. Glenn first performed with the ACO in 2001 as a member of Gondwana Voices, then in 2014 as an Emerging Artist. He has since blossomed as a full-time member of the ACO.

Another of ACO's renowned Principals, cellist Timo-Veikko Valve, will play his glorious Guarneri filius Andreæ in a new arrangement of Debussy’s mercurial and eloquent Sonata for Cello and Piano. The sonata was written in 1915, three years before the composer’s death, and is here reimagined in this new formation written specially for the ACO and Tipi.

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