Classical music

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Richard Tognetti directs the Australian Chamber Orchestra, performing with Southbank Centre Artist-in-Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s director, Richard Tognetti, has been praised by The Guardian for bringing ‘his own revolution to an ensemble now synonymous with experimentation, collaboration and, above all, exquisite performance’.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard brings his exceptional sensitivity and understanding to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.15. The musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, celebrated for their vibrant, perfectly judged interpretations, are sure to bring out the sunshine in Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir and a youthful Shostakovich chamber work. Contrapunctus 1-4 from Bach's last, uncompleted work, The Art of Fugue, open the programme.


Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti director
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano


JS Bach: Contrapunctus 1; Contrapunctus 2; Contrapunctus 3; Contrapunctus 4 from The Art of Fugue arr. Tognetti for orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K.450
Shostakovich: 2 Pieces (Prelude & Scherzo) for string octet, Op.11
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op.70 arr. for string orchestra

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