The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra would not have breathed its first breath without the time, treasure and talent donated by our extraordinary patrons and musicians.
What began as an act of love and passion has quickly become one of Australia’s finest orchestras, devoted to playing the rich and varied music of the 18th and 19th centuries with historical integrity and educating future generations of musicians.
We hand-pick musicians for each concert depending on the repertoire and their particular expertise, bringing you world-class musicians based both locally and from Europe and the US. To do this, we highly appreciate the support of our donors who share our vision and passion.
The ARCO Donor Circles are an eloquent and powerful way to celebrate our innovative approach to the performance of Classical and Romantic repertoire in Australia. This is a wonderful opportunity to be welcomed into the ARCO family; to connect with our top musicians and marvel with us as we continue to rediscover the sound worlds that surrounded our favourite and unknown composers. All donations to the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra are tax-deductible and help to enrich Australia’s cultural and musical education landscape.
“ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THIS ORCHESTRA IS THEIR WILLINGNESS TO PROGRAMME BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, WILLING AN AUDIENCE TO STEP OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE OF THE MAINSTREAM REP AND TRY SOMETHING INTRIGUING AND NEW.”
CLIVE PAGET, LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE (2015)
DONOR CIRCLE OPTIONS
Join Richard Gill AO in this exclusive group, getting to know our Artistic Director, board members, and musicians at concerts and stunning private events. The Director’s 10 is an annual donation of $10,000 or more.
BECOME THE CONCERTMASTER’S CHAIR PATRON
Becoming the patron of the concertmaster’s chair supports a world-class level of leadership within the orchestra, ensuring the very highest quality of musicianship. The Concertmaster’s Chair is a $7,500 annual sponsorship.
BECOME A PRINCIPAL CHAIR PATRON
Join ARCO chairman Professor Richard Kefford as a Principal Chair Patron. Become the patron of one of the eleven principal musicians’ chairs to assist in supporting the careers of our best HIP musicians. Principal Chair Sponsorships begin from $5,000 and are renewable annually
Please contact our General Manager, Nicole van Bruggen, on 0452 514 730 or at email@example.com to make your donation as a Donor Circle patron.