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Experiences of fine music at Port Arthur


The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is proud to present a performance of fine classical music, including works by JS Bach, Handel and Dvorak, by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s emerging artists ensemble ACO2.

ACO2 connects the next generation of talented young Australian musicians with the stars of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, creating a combined ensemble with a fresh, energetic performance style. It has performed across Australia to critical and popular acclaim.

“This trans-generational group of wandering minstrels certainly gave new life and energy to some age-old pieces of music in their robust performance. What became evident from the very first note struck was that these musicians have already emerged. The skill and finesse of the performances was awe inspiring and their presence was equally commanding.” Australian Stage Online

ACO2 will perform in the intimate surrounds of the Asylum Hall of the Port Arthur Historic Site on Friday 12 October 2012, as part of their first ever Tasmanian tour.

In this concert, ACO2 perform some of the best music for string orchestra from the Baroque, Romantic and contemporary eras. Bach’s sprightly Brandenburg Concerto No.3 is one of the most popular pieces in classical music. Handel’s Concerto Grosso is in the grand Baroque style. Dvorák’s Serenade, full of flowing melodies and wistful waltzes, is a delight. Meale’s Cantilena features a long, lyrical line for solo violin. Rising young British composer Tarik O’Regan has already received two Grammy nominations.

Don’t miss this chance to hear musicians from Australia’s most dynamic and critically acclaimed orchestra performing with the stars of the future. Seating for this concert is strictly limited, so please book early.


HANDEL Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.5

O’REGAN Chaabi

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3

MEALE Cantilena Pacifica

DVOØÁK Serenade for Strings


ACO2 in concert

Asylum Hall, Port Arthur Historic Site

Friday 12 October 2012, 8pm

Tickets $25.00

Bookings Freecall 1800 659 101

Hospitality Package

Make a complete evening with our pre-concert reception at the Visiting Magistrates House - $64.00 (including concert ticket)

Mingle with like-minded music-lovers in the refined surroundings of the beautifullyrefurbished Visiting Magistrates House. Not normally open to the public, you’ll enjoy gourmet canapés and fine Tasmanian wines from 6.30-7.45pm, before being guided to your seat for the concert. This offer is limited to just 24 people.

Dine at Felons Bistro

Enjoy a meal at Felons, featuring our menu of Tasmanian produce, wines and refreshments and friendly service, before heading across to the concert. Be sure to book early.


Bookings: Freecall 1800 659 101

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Experiences of fine music at Port Arthur

ACO2 will perform at Port Arthur this Friday, 12 October.

Experiences of fine music at Port Arthur

The ACO2 is the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s emerging artists ensemble. Photo Gary Heery

Experiences of fine music at Port Arthur

ACO2 members Anna Pokorny & Danny Yeadon (photo by Fiora Sacco)