The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is now in its seventh year and has already become a musical force to be reckoned with. Our programming, concert performances and active education programs have been lauded by audiences and critics alike.

For your musical delight in 2020, we have created an outstanding series of programs – The Impresario, The Creation and The Souvenir. Explore our website to discover the historical insights and new perspectives we bring to Classical and Romantic repertoire. To achieve optimal enjoyment of our concert season we recommend hearing all three programs: 

  • The Impresario celebrates Beethoven Year with a performance of his Symphony No.7. The program begins with Mozart’s Overture to The Impresario, and introduces a symphony by Anton Eberl – once well-known and friend of Mozart and Beethoven.

  • The Creation by Haydn is every bit as gripping as it was when first heard over 200 years ago. Berlin-based Jakob Lehmann returns to conduct the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Choir and four exceptional soloists in this epic oratorio.

  • The Souvenir features natural horn specialist Anneke Scott from London. She performs Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3 and Beethoven’s Wind Sextet, flanked by beloved masterpieces Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky and Serenata Notturna by Mozart.

To our incredibly generous donors, patrons and supporters, along with the government funding bodies – we are deeply grateful to you for enabling us to continue the high-quality work we do.

We look forward to celebrating our 2020 concert season with you.

Rachael Beesley & Nicole van Bruggen
Co-Artistic Directors, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

 
 

THE IMPRESARIO
6 MARCH 2020
Rachael Beesley | director

The Impresario celebrates Beethoven Year with a performance of his Symphony No.7. The program begins with Mozart’s Overture to The Impresario, and introduces a symphony by Anton Eberl – once well-known and friend of Mozart and Beethoven.

THE CREATION
10 MAY 2020
Jakob Lehman | conductor
Sydney Chamber Choir
Celeste Lazarenko, soprano
Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Goodwin, tenor
James Ioelu, bass-baritone

The Creation by Haydn is every bit as gripping as it was when first heard over 200 years ago. Berlin-based Jakob Lehmann returns to conduct the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Choir and four exceptional soloists in this epic oratorio.

THE SOUVENIR
7 AUGUST 2020
Rachael Beesley | director
Anneke Scott, natural horn

The Souvenir features natural horn specialist Anneke Scott from London. She performs Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3 and Beethoven’s Wind Sextet, flanked by beloved masterpieces Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky and Serenata Notturna by Mozart.