The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) is one of the most exciting orchestra initiatives in Australia’s cultural history. Our vision is simple: to bring together Australia’s successful classical musicians from around the world, to form one of the country’s most electrifying orchestras.
The AWO features Australians returning home from playing in leading world orchestras such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, to name but a few.
Australia’s international players come together with their colleagues from our own wonderful state orchestras, and the result is over 100 musicians, representing over 50 orchestras, all at the top of their profession under one roof, forming one of the country’s most exciting orchestras. The inaugural AWO concert series was held in Sydney in August 2011.