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Australian Chamber Orchestra | Bach and the Beyond
31 March 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
This program is live streamed as part of the ACO’s inaugural 2021 digital season, ACO StudioCasts.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) has partnered with popular Australian media presenter, podcaster and author Yumi Stynes for a premium content series accompanying the new digital concert experience, ACO StudioCasts.
At a time when we are all grappling with finding trust in this new world and hope for the future, it is astonishing how relevant Bach remains. This evocative and impassioned concert film pitches Bach’s timeless search for redemption alongside compositions by Richard Tognetti, finding common ground.
Bach’s Ricercar from The Musical Offering, with guest flautist Emmanuel Pahud, is a tumultuous six-part fugue tinged with personal anguish, while his Erbarme dich from the St Matthew Passion, yearns for comfort in a heart-rending cello solo by ACO Principal Timo-Veikko Valve.
There is a natural connection with excerpts from the ACO’s 2012 film, The Reef, in particular Beyond, which was inspired by Tognetti seeing images of underwater swimmers seemingly caught in the “troubled peace” between life and death.
Lest the afterlife feel placid and safe, Deviance, Tognetti’s re-imagining of Paganini’s Caprice No.24, suggests the world beyond could be happily devilish too.
This concert will premiere at 8pm AEST, Wednesday 31st March, 2021, and will be available for subscribers to watch on demand until 11:59pm AEDT Friday 31st December, 2021.