ACO2, the ACO’s critically acclaimed string ensemble, delivers the ACO’s regional touring and education programs. It connects the elite musicians of the ACO with Australia’s most talented young professional musicians at the outset of their careers, creating a combined ensemble with a fresh, energetic performance style. These young professionals have all participated in the ACO’s year-long Emerging Artists’ Program.
ACO2 commenced touring in 2007 and has since toured to over 80 regional centres in every state and territory. ACO2 regularly works with international and Australian guest artists of the highest calibre. Biennially, ACO2 is the Orchestra in Residence at the Vasse Felix Festival in WA.
ACO2 runs workshops and presents concerts for school-aged students in regional and metropolitan areas. In this way the ACO’s Education Program identifies, connects and mentors three generations of Australian string players, making the future very bright indeed.