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2013 PERTH SEASON
A u stra l i an C H A M B E R ORCHESTRA RICHARD TOGNETTI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Internationally renowned for inspired programming and the rapturous response of audiences and critics, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is a product of our country’s vibrant, adventurous and enquiring spirit. In performances across Australia, around the world and on many recordings, the ACO moves hearts and stimulates minds with repertoire spanning six centuries and a vitality and virtuosity unmatched by other ensembles. Richard Tognetti has been Artistic Director and Lead Violin since 1989. Under his inspiring leadership, the ACO performs as a flexible and versatile “ensemble of soloists”, on modern and period instruments, as a chamber group, symphony orchestra and electro-acoustic collective. The ACO’s unique artistic style encompasses masterworks of the classical repertoire, innovative cross-artform projects and a vigorous commissioning program. Several of the musicians perform with spectacularly fine instruments by history’s finest makers, including Stradivarius, Guarneri del Gesù, Guadagnini and A.E. Smith. Fifty-three international tours across Asia, Europe and the USA have drawn outstanding reviews for the ACO’s performances at the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein. The ACO has 40 CDs and DVDs for sale at aco.com.au/shop, including the three-time ARIA Award-winning Bach CDs and the internationally acclaimed Mozart Violin Concertos and Grieg recordings.
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“The finest string ensemble on the planet.” The Telegraph (UK)
TOGNETTI’S MOZART Presented by Virgin Australia
“Tognetti and his fellow musicians bring this music to life in ways I hadn’t previously imagined.” MusicWeb International Richard Tognetti
HAYDN Symphony No.49, “La passione” DEAN Electric Preludes* (Australian Premiere) MOZART Violin Concerto No.3 MOZART Symphony No.25 Richard Tognetti Director & Violin Wed 6 Feb 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall * Brett Dean’s Electric Preludes has been commissioned for Richard Tognetti, the ACO and Festival Maribor by Jan Minchin.
The opportunity to hear Richard Tognetti perform one of Mozart’s enchanting, theatrical violin concertos is not to be missed. Tognetti’s Mozart recordings have been singled out by critics internationally as arguably the best on offer. Mozart’s Symphony No.25 is the dramatic opening music in the film Amadeus and was inspired by Haydn’s thrilling Sturm und Drang symphonies, such as No.49. Australian composer Brett Dean received one of the world’s most prestigious composition prizes, the Grawemeyer Award, for his violin concerto, so we await his electric violin concerto for Richard Tognetti with much anticipation.
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BARRY HUMPHRIES & meow meow Presented by BNP Paribas
“The greatest performer in Australian history.”
“Cabaret diva of the highest order.”
The Spectator Australia
New York Post
WEILL Surabaya Johnny; Benares Song HOLLÄNDER Falling in Love Again (Can’t Help It) And music by EISLER, KRENEK, BRANDT, GROSZ, TOCH, SCHULHOFF, SEIBER and SPOLIANSKY Richard Tognetti Director & Violin Barry Humphries Conférencier Meow Meow Cabaret artist Satu Vänskä Violin & Voice Wed 8 May 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
Barry Humphries selects, presents and performs music from the Weimar Republic, a time between the World Wars where German art and music leaked into the basements of an increasingly loose Berlin society. Transgressive cabaret sensation Meow Meow joins us for the racier numbers, including a duet with Humphries. An aficionado of the art and music of this turbulent era, Barry Humphries has curated a concert that rediscovers the lost music of Krenek, Schulhoff, Toch, Brandt and Grosz, alongside familiar songs from The Threepenny Opera and Marlene Dietrich’s 1930 cult film The Blue Angel.
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B arefoot fiddleR BACH Concerto for three violins, BWV1064 MOZART Adagio and Fugue GINASTERA Concerto for strings MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in D minor Patricia Kopatchinskaja Guest Director & Violin A free spirit who approaches music with an unquenchable sense of fun and discovery, Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a joy to play with and watch.
“sheer fun of music making” Limelight
Patricia performs Bach and Mendelssohn violin concertos and a haunting work by Argentinian composer Ginastera, featuring solos for five principal musicians. Trust this enchanting violinist with your ears and she’ll lead you a merry dance, bare feet and all. Wed 24 Jul 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
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brahms p i ano q u i ntet “born story-teller” Concertonet
BACH Canons on a Goldberg Ground, BWV1087 NANCARROW Two Canons for Ursula IVES Concord Sonata (excerpts) BRAHMS Piano Quintet Richard Tognetti Director & Violin Satu Vänskä Violin Christopher Moore Viola Timo-Veikko Valve Cello Jeremy Denk Piano Wed 14 Aug 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
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Brahms’ Piano Quintet, both powerful and tender, is one of the masterworks of 19th-century chamber music, almost symphonic in its breadth and depth. Known for sharp, vibrant performances of programs that are anything but conventional, Jeremy Denk is America’s most communicative pianist, as a writer, programmer and, most importantly, performer. He is able to take some of the most complex music written and make it sing. Together we will explore Bach and Nancarrow canons. Denk describes Ives’ Concord Sonata as “one of the most profoundly nostalgic and tender projects in all of music.” It is this American pianist’s calling card, vividly portraying the idealism, strength, hope, and fierce individuality inherent in the American ethos.
B rahms 4 & S T E V E N I S S E R LI S DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No.4 Richard Tognetti Director & Violin Steven Isserlis Cello Wed 23 Oct 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
The Fourth is Brahms’ final powerful symphonic statement. Here, Brahms takes flight, as he melds the soaring sounds of Romanticism to classical structure in a constantly evolving drama. Brahms premiered the symphony with a small orchestra of forty-eight musicians, which he declined to augment. We follow his lead and perform with wind instruments from Brahms’ time. Steven Isserlis is one of our favourite collaborators – the epitome of the intelligent and passionate cellist. There could be no better soloist for Dvořák’s ardent and much-loved concerto. Isserlis first played it as a child. “I used to think it was so joyous,” he says. “As I’ve got older, the more tragic it seems.”
“Unrivalled intensity” The Guardian
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book i ng opt i ons SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES Available now Subscribers save up to 20% and receive a ticket to each concert in this brochure. They receive the best available seats and have their dates organised for the year. Subscribers also receive invitations to meet the musicians, special offers and can exchange their tickets through the ACO Box Office without incurring a fee. CHOOSE 3 PACKAGES Available from December 5 Design your own mini-subscription package. Choose any 3 concerts from the 2013 season and save up to 16%. SINGLE TICKETS Available from December 5 Early bird offer: Book tickets before 14 January 2013 and receive 5% off full price adult tickets. Under 30â€™s: Under 30 year olds can buy the best available seats for $45. Student Rush: Full time student card holders can buy $20 tickets from the venue on the day of the performance.
HOW TO BOOK Web: aco.com.au Phone: 1800 444 444 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) Booking Form: mailed to PO Box R21, Royal Exchange NSW 1225 For terms and conditions of sale, see aco.com.au/terms-and-conditions. The ACO reserves the right to change programs, artists and venues without notice
Single tickets and choose 3 packages may also be purchased through Ticketek ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012. Booking fees may apply
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2013 NATIONAL CONCERT SEASON Our national tour dates for those who would like to see a performance in another city. Barry Humphries & MEOW MEOW
RICHARD TOGNETTI’S MOZART
Presented by Virgin Australia
Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney & Wollongong
23 Apr – 8 May
Richard Tognetti presents AcO2
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY
13 – 26 Jun
11 – 13 Jul
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney & Wollongong
2 – 16 Feb Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney
Adeliade, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle & Sydney
Presented by IBM
22 Feb – 4 Mar
12 – 14 Sep Canberra
Presented by BNP Paribas
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney
20 Jul – 3 Aug
Brahms Piano Quintet
Andreas Scholl Sings Vivaldi
12 – 26 Aug
Presented by Transfield
Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney & Wollongong
3 – 9 Oct
Melbourne & Sydney
Melbourne, Sydney, & Wollongong
Brahms 4 & Steven Isserlis
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
19 – 29 Oct
14 – 24 Nov Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle & Sydney
3 – 8 Dec
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney
11 – 13 Oct
Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENT CHRISTMAS ORATORIO 16 – 19 Dec Sydney & Melbourne
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ACO.COM.AU Australian Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd A not for profit company registered in NSW. ABN 45 001 335 182 Artistic Director Richard Tognetti AO General Manager Timothy Calnin PO Box R21, Royal Exchange NSW 1225, Australia Opera Quays, 2 East Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000 Phone 1800 444 444 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Brochure Design www.leadinghand.com.au
“Intensity and virtuosity are hallmarks of this orchestra.” New York Times, 2012
PICTURE CREDITS: Outside and front inside covers Jamie Williams; Page 1 Helen White; Page 2 Greg Gorman (Barry Humphries) and Harmony Nicholas (Meow Meow); Page 3 Christine Schneider; Page 4 Michael Wilson; Page 5 Satoshi Aoyagi.