ACO StudioCasts: Rapture and Revolution
The Australian Chamber Orchestra is renowned for pushing boundaries. In 2021, it’s breaking free of the physical and beaming its dramatic, stirring live concerts to the digital landscape.
A season of eight concert films to be released throughout 2021, ACO StudioCasts promises to transcend the visual and sonic capabilities of the concert hall through immersive cinematic tension, bringing the ACO to those who can’t currently attend a live performance.
The debut release, Rapture & Revolution , will premiere on Wednesday February 17 at 8pm AEST, featuring ACO Artistic Director and Lead Violinist Richard Tognetti performing his much-loved signature, Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending. Continuing the motif of emotive transcendence, Beethoven’s Cavatina will follow (folklore says Beethoven finished it with tears falling onto his manuscript) and finally the composer’s Grosse Fuge.
Launching alongside this debut StudioCast is an in-conversation piece between broadcaster-podcaster Yumi Stynes (of the ABC’s Ladies We Need To Talk show) and Tognetti discussing the journey to arriving at this new orchestral experience. This accompaniment will be available to view on-demand for full-season subscribers.
Curious patrons can opt for a seven-day access ticket to a single film, while dedicated music lovers may prefer a full-season subscription so these orchestral offerings remain on tap all year. The latter also grants access to a library of exclusive interviews, hosted by Yumi Stynes, with Richard Tognetti, ACO musicians and special guests, along with short performances and behind-the-scenes insights.
Seven day access to Rapture & Revolution is $35. Early-bird rate for a 2021 subscription, providing access to all ACO StudioCasts throughout 2021, is $199 (valid only on purchases made before 17 February 2021). Meanwhile a standard subscription is $229, concession subscription $179, and student and under 30s subscription is $99.
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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with ACO.