characteristically bold and experimental program, the ACO continues to
build on the music of the past by looking to the future as it marks 30
years of fearless artistic leadership with Richard Tognetti.
In celebration of Richard’s contributions as an arranger, composer
and champion of new music, the program opens with the world premiere of a
new concerto for electric violin, composed especially for Richard by
the progressive young American composer Samuel Adams. This is followed
by an original composition of Richard’s,Beyond, which will see the ACO’s own Satu Vänskä swap her precious 1726 ‘Belgiorno’ Stradivarius violin for a turn on vocals.
Tognetti’s vivid arrangement of Haas’s From the Monkey Mountains
rounds out the first half, before a climactic performance of a new work
by celebrated Scottish composer Anna Meredith. In its Australian
premiere,ANNO intertwines Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons
with music for electronics and string orchestra. Meredith herself will
join the ACO onstage, while Tognetti will perform as violin soloist.
The Four Seasons & Beyond
is a signature ACO concert that seamlessly blends the old with the new,
the timeless with the experimental, and the cherished with the