Tura New Music       Australian Chamber Orchestra

Tura New Music is one of Australia’s peak bodies for advocacy and support for the full life cycle of New Music – the creation, development, promotion, presentation and distribution – for its artists, organisations and audiences, locally, nationally and internationally.

Tura’s regional tours provide a welcome opportunity in isolated communities for artists and participants to be exposed to and involved in a range of experiences not otherwise artists. Tura makes repeat visits to communities and centres, developing vital relationships and networks with regional communities on which to build future projects.

Founded in 1987 by current Artistic Director, Tos Mahoney, the company continues to create innovative and expansive programs exploring Australia’s built and natural landscapes.

Winner of the 2006 and 2009, and shortlisted in the 2011 APRA|AMC Music Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in a Regional Area, Tura New Music is acknowledged nationally for its commitment to presenting world class Australian music in regional Australia.

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Australian Chamber Orchestra is Internationally renowned for inspired programming and the rapturous response of audiences and critics, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is a product of our country’s vibrant, adventurous and enquiring spirit. In performances around Australia, around the world and on many recordings, the ACO moves hearts and stimulates minds with repertoire spanning six centuries and a vitality and virtuosity unmatched by other ensembles.

The ACO was founded in 1975. Every year, this ensemble presents performances of the highest standard to audiences around the world, including 10,000 subscribers across Australia. The ACO has performed in 343 cities in 37 countries. The ACO’s unique artistic style encompasses not only the masterworks of the classical repertoire, but innovative cross-artform projects and a vigorous commissioning program.

The outstanding Australian musician Richard Tognetti was appointed as Artistic Director and Lead Violin in 1989. Under his inspiring leadership, the ACO has performed as a flexible and versatile ‘ensemble of soloists’, on modern and period instruments, as a small chamber group, a small symphony orchestra, and as an electro-acoustic collective. In a nod to past traditions, only the cellists are seated – the resulting sense of energy and individuality is one of the most commented-upon elements of an ACO concert experience.

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