The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) has unveiled ACO HomeCasts, an extensive and innovative digital content season that will bring the music and musicians of the ACO into the homes of audiences and communities across Australia and abroad over the coming months, and beyond.
ACO HomeCasts has been curated by ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, who sees the digital season as an opportunity to engage with audiences in new and unexpected ways.
“This period out of the concert hall represents an opportunity for us to explore resourceful and innovative new ways through which we can share our music with our audiences and subscribers,” said Tognetti. “We are committed to providing the ACO’s national and international audiences with engaging musical experiences that are curious, quirky and moving, so have approached ACO HomeCasts with as much consideration as we do when putting together our national concert seasons. Over the coming months our musicians will be busier than ever recording, filming and broadcasting performances, interviews, lessons and more as we dive headfirst into our first full digital season.”
With an emphasis on content that reflects the artistry, dynamism and sense of adventure for which the ACO is internationally renowned, ACO HomeCasts will encompass a considered mix of hi- and lo-fi content presented across a range of channels to bring audiences unprecedented access to the ACO’s world- class musicians and performances.
ACO HomeCasts consists of six serialised streams:
HOME TO HOME
Intimate performances and recordings produced and broadcast from the homes of the ACO musicians.
Behind-the-scenes interviews with ACO musicians, musician- curated Spotify playlists, and in-depth profile pieces.
ACO IN CONCERT
First & third Saturday of every month
of past ACO concerts, as well as the re-release of archival footage, accompanied by live commentary from an ACO musician via Facebook’s Watch Party.
FROM THE VAULT
First & third Thursday of every month
The release of archival and never-before-seen material from the ACO’s 45-year history.
KIDS & FAMILIES
Second & fourth Monday of every month
Learning and engagement content for children, educators and families including instrumental lessons, children’s podcasts and online education modules.
ACO BACKSTAGE: ACO UP CLOSE WITH IKE & LIZ
Tuesday 7 April
ACO violinist Ike See and ACO violist Elizabeth Woolnough give an intimate performance in the spectacular Shakespeare Room within the State Library of NSW (filmed earlier in the year).
HOME TO HOME: JULIAN THOMPSON
Friday 10 April
ACO cellist Julian Thompson will give a live performance from the intimacy of his home.
ACO IN CONCERT: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY
Saturday 11 April
Relive Richard Tognetti leading the ACO through Beethoven’s magnificent Fifth Symphony as a Facebook Watch Party with live commentary from an ACO musician
First Sunday of every month
Audiences will be invited to submit content requests, including performances, archival material and podcast topics.