4 April 2020
1 July 2020
The Australian Chamber Orchestra has unveiled its solution to COVID-19 restrictions in the form of ACO HomeCasts, an extensive and innovative digital content season that will bring the music and musicians of the ACO into the homes of audiences and communities across Australia.
Curated by ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, the series will offer a mix hi- and lo-fi content presented across a range of channels to bring audiences unprecedented access to the ACO’s world-class musicians and performances.
ACO HomeCasts consists of six serialised streams:
Home to Home (Every Friday)
Intimate performances and recordings produced and broadcast from the homes of the ACO musicians.
ACO Backstage (Every Tuesday)
Behind-the-scenes interviews with ACO musicians, musician curated Spotify playlists, and in-depth profile pieces.
ACO In Concert (First and third Saturday of every month)
Never-before-released footage of past ACO concerts, as well as the re-release of archival footage, accompanied by live commentary from an ACO musician via Facebook’s Watch Party.
From the Vault (First and third Thursday of every month)
The release of archival and never-before-seen material from the ACO’s 45-year history.
Kids and Families (Second and fourth Monday of every month)
Learning and engagement content for children, educators and families including instrumental lessons, children’s podcasts and online education modules.
Audience Requests (First Sunday of every month)
Audiences will be invited to submit content requests, including performances, archival material and podcast topics.