After an awful two years, the first program for the new year from the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is a return to the music and the universal search for meaning and hope of artists and their audiences. While the rain is back in Sydney, Northern Serenades paints meadow landscapes of fresh blooms and gentle night breezes.Continue reading →
For a program inspired to evoke, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra paired two Romantic European composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Adolf Berwald for a performance of three of their early 19th century pieces. Rather than evoking drama or great action, these quieter and more reserved compositions are about great emotions, sombre moments, and pretty rhythms.Continue reading →
For the first in-person concert from Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra in nearly a year, the strings performed a selection of European pieces from the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries with shared themes of beauty and folk influences. Set between World War I and World War II, the program captures a continent holding its breath.Continue reading →
Like many performers this year, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra have postponed the rest of their 2020 season and adapted for online streaming in this COVID-19 world. In collaboration with the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, ARCO presented Cavatina as a live streamed international event performing a program of pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries.Continue reading →
For the outgoing concert of their Chairman of the Board Prof. Richard Kefford AM, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra performed a selection of works from exemplary Romantic composers Mozart and Beethoven as well as an Australian premiere of Franz Anton Eberl to demonstrate their unique historically informed performance philosophy.
With guest director Jakob Lehmann, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is undertaking its first national tour for their New Constellations concert. Combining the work of two Romantic composers, this program presents a joyful dynamic with some unusual classic instruments.
Bringing together two of the most well-known composers of the Romantic era, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra showcased their exceptional talent for another program. When coordinating this concert program, Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen wanted to recreate an 18th Century concert, mixing styles and genres to keep the performances dynamic.
With the 2018 programming the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra wanted to explore melodies and their third program of the year focuses on Poetical Melodies. The relationship between poets and composers began to change in the 19th-century when the passionate and soul-exposing words of the poets infiltrated the musical sphere. Composers of the time turned to string instruments to fully express this soulful and emotional new style.