The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) presents its digital content season, ACO HomeCasts, bringing extensive and innovative music from the musicians of the ACO into the homes of audiences and communities across Australia and abroad over the coming months, and beyond.
Tonight, April 7 at 7 pm, ACO violinist Ike See and ACO violist Elizabeth Woolnough give an intimate performance in the spectacular Shakespeare Room within the State Library of NSW (filmed earlier in the year).
ACO HomeCasts has been curated by ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, who sees the digital season as an opportunity to engage with audiences in new and unexpected ways.
“This period out of the concert hall represents an opportunity for us to explore resourceful and innovative new ways through which we can share our music with our audiences and subscribers,” said Tognetti. “We are committed to providing the ACO’s national and international audiences with engaging musical experiences that are curious, quirky and moving, so have approached ACO HomeCasts with as much consideration as we do when putting together our national concert seasons. Over the coming months our musicians will be busier than ever recording, filming and broadcasting performances, interviews, lessons and more as we dive headfirst into our first full digital season.”
ACO HomeCasts will encompass a considered mix of hi- and lo-fi content presented across a range of channels to bring audiences unprecedented access to the ACO’s world-class musicians and performances.
All ACO musicians have been equipped with a mini in-home studio and training, enabling them to record, produce and broadcast content directly from their homes. This will include as-yet-unreleased full-length ACO concerts broadcast as Facebook Watch Parties hosted by an ACO musician, intimate solo performances filmed live from musicians’ homes, ‘Ask-Me-Anything’ Instagram interviews, and specially-curated Spotify playlists. Audiences will also participate in the creation of content through being invited to request specific performances and submit questions to the ACO musicians directly.
The ACO will announce the content schedule for each week every Monday morning at aco.com.au/ACOHomeCasts.