Book tickets to see the Australian Chamber Orchestra Tabula Rasa concert
Start over, after wiping the slate of last year, with a series of live and online concerts from the ACO
Rewind nearly a year, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) was about to launch a series of concerts featuring famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt ‘Tabula Rasa ‘. Ironically enough, that means “blank slate” in Latin, and that is soon exactly what the ACO was looking for, as well as artistic institutions across Australia.
Happily, the show is back for a second snap, and fingers crossed this one will be fine. The two-part movement is associated with the “Chamber Symphony in C minor” by Russian hero Dmitry Shostakovich and a brand new work “Shanty” by British composer Thomas Adès. He is one of the most performed and influential living composers, and it’s likely that moviegoers have heard of him, too. Pärt’s music appears in a series of big-screen TV shows and films, The right place To The young pope, and even the Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron. As Pärt says, “No one knows how we’ll get out of this, but we all know nothing will stay the same. “
One thing that has definitely improved in leaps and bounds is the accessibility of digital art consumption. ACO excelled during the lockdown, delivering just that with its ACO HomeCasts streaming series, and ACO StudioCasts is the evolution of this business. This is the Orchestra’s first paid digital subscription, featuring eight perfectly captured 50-minute concert films. The streaming solution recognizes that interstate and international touring won’t be a thing for some time. As such, after Tabula Rasa’s unique performance at Wollongong Town Hall on February 8 and a city recital hall from February 9 to 14, an alternative and fluid video version of the performance will be uploaded online. Wednesday. It’ll be a whole new experience shot with cinematography in mind – think of a music video. It will debut on August 18 at 8 p.m. and will be available to on-demand subscribers until the end of the year.
Tognetti, who recently turned 30 at the helm of ACO, is delighted that “Tabula Rasa” is launching a series of eight company film concerts in 2021. “As Australia’s most traveled orchestra , we’re committed to bringing transformative music experiences to audiences everywhere, and ACO StudioCasts does just that in true ACO style.