ACO StudioCasts Collection

ACO StudioCasts Collection

Five concert films from the 2021 ACO StudioCasts series collected at the special rental price of $29.99, available to watch for 30 days. Beautifully shot, incredibly cinematic and with high quality audio, these music films will transform your expectations of what an on-demand orchestral experience can be.

Brought to life on screen by director Matisse Ruby, the films feature music close to the ACO’s heart, including Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Beethoven’s Cavatina and Grosse Fuge, Bach’s The Musical Offering and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, alongside music you may be less familiar with but will be equally moved by.

The collection includes the five concert films Rapture & Revolution, Bach and the Beyond, Love & Transfiguration, Tchaikovsky's Serenade and Tabula Rasa.

Rapture & Revolution - Filmed in the grand and expansive Sydney Town Hall, this concert film features Richard Tognetti performing Vaughan Willams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ alongside Beethoven’s 'Cavatina' and 'Grosse Fuge'.

Bach and the Beyond - This evocative and impassioned concert film pitches Bach’s timeless search for redemption alongside compositions by Richard Tognetti, including a special performance of Bach’s 'The Musical Offering', featuring flautist Emmanuel Pahud.

Love & Transfiguration - Peteris Vasks’ 'Vox amoris' and Schoenberg’s 'Verklärte Nacht' show us that light and joy can come from what feels like our darkest moments. This is a film where love transforms from sombre hues and shadows to the warmth and radiance of new light.

Tchaikovsky's Serenade - This magical film celebrates composers who write music from the heart. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved ‘Serenade for Strings’ and George Walker’s ‘Lyric for Strings’, this is music that gives back something truly special back to the world.

Tabula Rasa - This spectacular concert film features Artistic Director Richard Tognetti leading the ACO through performances of Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, integrated with imagery and video projections by renowned cinematographer Jon Frank and Beizj Studio.

Full credits accompany are available on each film page.

Available to rent for 30 days.
Total Duration: 5 hours 10 minutes

ACO StudioCasts Collection

8 Videos

  • Rapture & Revolution | ACO StudioCasts

    Beauty can be revolutionary too, as this debut release in the inaugural season of concert films, ACO StudioCasts, will prove.

    Filmed in the grand and expansive Centennial Hall at Sydney Town Hall, the film opens with Schubert's Quartettsatz, followed by Vaughan Williams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’. ...

  • Bach and the Beyond | ACO StudioCasts

    At a time when we are all grappling with finding trust in this new world and hope for the future, it is astonishing how relevant Bach remains. This evocative and impassioned concert film pitches Bach’s timeless search for redemption alongside compositions by Richard Tognetti, elevated by the mesm...

  • Love & Transfiguration | ACO StudioCasts

    How do light and joy come from what feels like our darkest moments? Maybe it is that love can transform, as this concert film does, from sombre hues and shadows to the warmth and radiance of new light and new day.

    ‘Vox amoris’, written for Richard Tognetti in 2009, is an exquisitely beautiful a...

  • Tchaikovsky's Serenade | ACO StudioCasts

    Majestic and nation-defying music is no small feat, demanding spirit, nationalism and honour. However, music coming from one’s core can ask something special too. Maybe at times even ask more, in the way George Walker’s ‘Lyric for Strings’ blends lamentation and lushness direct from the Pulitzer ...

  • Tabula Rasa | ACO StudioCasts

    Directed by Matisse Ruby and filmed at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, this spectacular concert film features Artistic Director Richard Tognetti leading the ACO through performances of Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, integrated with imagery and video projections by renowne...

  • Richard Tognetti on 'Rapture & Revolution' | ACO StudioCasts

    What is it like to inhabit Vaughan Williams’s ‘Lark’, or to be ‘whipped into a frenzy’ by Beethoven’s mighty Grosse Fuge? Richard Tognetti discusses the repertoire of the first ACO StudioCast ‘Rapture & Revolution’, with Yumi Stynes.

  • Meet Satu Vänskä | ACO StudioCasts

    Principal Violin, surfer, world-explorer, singer - there are many fascinating sides to the multitalented Satu Vänskä. From early music lessons in Japan to playing the world's grandest concert halls, Satu takes us on an intimate tour of her life and career to date.

  • In Conversation: Richard Tognetti and Yumi Stynes | ACO StudioCasts

    Australian presenter Yumi Stynes sits down with Artistic Director Richard Tognetti for an impassioned discussion on the music and inspiration behind the ACO’s StudioCast Love & Transfiguration, covering yearning, acceptance and everything in between.