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Australian Chamber Orchestra

River Show starts 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall $35 – $166
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  • Australia
  • World Premiere
Fri 16 Feb at Perth Concert Hall, from $35 – $166

‘A powerful, spellbinding marriage of music and image.’


‘A must see.’


Join the Australian Chamber Orchestra for an awe-inspiring cinematic concert experience.

ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and Director Jennifer Peedom follow their acclaimed Mountain with River, a cinematic exploration of the waterways that have shaped our world.

For millions of years, rivers shaped landscapes and sustained communities. In flow, flood and drought, rivers gave life and carried it away. In two short centuries, humans have begun to re-shape rivers. We build dams upstream to sustain our cities. We alter flood plains and vary flows. Downstream, the changes can be catastrophic.

On screen, the rivers flow in rhythm and harmony with music from outstanding composers. The result is an awe-inspiring combination of timeless music, captivating cinematography and distinctive narration from Academy Award™ nominee Willem Dafoe.

The award-winning score features iconic works by composers including Bach and Ravel, music by Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead, alongside new original music by Richard Tognetti and peerless Indigenous composer William Barton. Performed live by Richard Tognetti and the ACO to accompany Jennifer Peedom’s astonishing visuals, the effect is simply spellbinding.

Musical Director, Composer & Lead Violin
Richard Tognetti
Composer, Vocals & Didgeridoo
William Barton
Vocals & Violin
Satu Vänskä
Performed by
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Writer & Director
Jennifer Peedom
Robert Macfarlane
Jo-anne McGowan, Jennifer Peedom, John Smithson
Co-Writer & Co-Director
Joseph Nizeti
Staging Director
Nigel Jamieson
Willem Dafoe
Lighting Designer
Damien Cooper
The Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra lives and breathes music, making waves around the world for its explosive performances and brave interpretations. Steeped in history but always looking to the future, ACO programs embrace celebrated classics alongside new commissions, and adventurous cross-artform collaborations.

Led by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti since 1990, the ACO performs more than 100 concerts each year. Whether performing in Manhattan, New York, or Wollongong, NSW, the ACO is unwavering in its commitment to creating transformative musical experiences.

The Orchestra regularly collaborates with artists and musicians who share its ideology, from instrumentalists, to vocalists, to cabaret performers, to visual artists and film makers.

In addition to its national and international touring schedule, the Orchestra has an active recording program across CD, vinyl and digital formats and releases content on its digital streaming platform, ACO On Demand, which hosts the Orchestra’s award-winning season of cinematic concert films, ACO StudioCasts.

Time & Location

Fri 16 Feb

Show starts 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth / Dyeedyallalup


75mins no interval

  • Premium

    • Adult: $166
    • Concession: $161
  • A Reserve

    • Adult: $150
    • Concession: $139
    • Under 35: $35
  • B Reserve

    • Adult: $125
    • Concession: $114
    • Under 35: $35
    • Student Special: $25
  • C Reserve

    • Adult: $93
    • Concession: $83
    • Under 35: $35
    • Student Special: $25
  • D Reserve (restricted view)

    • Adult: $59
    • Concession: $59
    • Under 35: $35
    • Student Special: $25

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Latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

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