Australian Chamber Orchestra splinter group ACO Underground will play its first show since 2015 at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre. Led by the ACO’s principal violinist, Satu Vänskä, (also on vocals) the group will play fresh takes on orchestral classics and some more off-kilter compositions. Expect everything from Bach and Arvo Pärt to Nine Inch Nails and Nick Drake. Vänskä will be joined by eight other musicians, including ACO artistic director Richard Tognetti, guitarist Slava Grigoryan, viola player Elizabeth Woolnough, cellist Julian Thompson and Violent Femmes bass guitarist Brian Ritchie.
ACO Underground came together to give newcomers the opportunity to enjoy chamber music in a less daunting atmosphere – and have a beer while they’re at it.