Australian Chamber Orchestra

Serenades for Strings

Helena Rathbone, Director & Violin
ACO Collective


A romantic program of the finest classical music from Beethoven to Mendelssohn mixed with an exciting new Australian work, Paul Stanhope’s Dancing on Clouds. Helena Rathbone, Principal Violin and founding Director of ACO Collective, leads you in a night of beautiful music you will not forget.  

“The collective sound of (ACO Collective) is exquisite and homogenous, a tribute to the musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, who have sought these rare talents.”

Sydney Morning Herald

The ACO is renowned for embracing celebrated classics alongside new commissions and Serenades for Strings is no exception. A romantic program of the finest classical music from Beethoven to Mendelssohn mixed with an exciting new Australian work, Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Dancing on Clouds from the Hush 18 Collective Wisdom Album. 

Helena Rathbone, Principal Violin and founding Director of ACO Collective, celebrates her 25th year with the ACO and will lead you in a magical night that takes you from Edward Elgar’s tranquil Serenade for Strings to Beethoven’s delightful and optimistic Romance for violin and orchestra. Helena proves she is a romantic at heart and you will experience the youthful and energetic Sinfonia No.7 by Mendelssohn and end the night with Beethoven’s great String Quartet as the finale that brings the night to a gripping end!

ACO Collective combines Australia’s most talented emerging string players with the professional musicians of the ACO to create a high-energy 17-piece string orchestra. 


FROM THE DIRECTOR

Music belongs to everyone. Australia is such a massive country, and I think what the ACO and ACO Collective are doing through touring to regional parts of the country is ensuring that all Australians have the opportunity to see their country’s best musicians perform. To bring music from other parts of the world and spread it through Australia is a task that we are very excited to play a small role in. Pekka Kuusisto


In the studio with Helena and the ACO
Inspiring young musicians Helena and Pekka about ACO collective

Touring

October 2019


CREDITS

Director and Violin Helena Rathbone
+ ACO Collective


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