ARCO's smaller forces showcase the sounds of 19th-century chamber music.


The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra has carved out a niche in Australia’s Historically Informed Performance scene by tackling the post-Baroque orchestral repertoire, but it’s often the ensemble’s chamber offerings that really shine, giving audiences a chance to hear the unique colours of individual 18th-century – or in the case of New Constellations – 19th-century instruments. In Sydney’s City Recital Hall, Co-Artistic Directors Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen and their band brought these instruments to bear on Mendelssohn’s Op. 20 Octet and a nonet version of Brahms’ Serenade No 1. continue reading, please follow this link to the Limelight website.