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Scotland Unbound

Australian Chamber Orchestra

  • Wednesday, 20 Nov 2024 - 7:30PM
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Under the direction of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed chamber orchestras in the world, renowned for their inspired programming, unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality.

Sean Shibe plays guitar without limits.

A chameleon of the new generation: he’s met with acclaim in the great recital halls of the world and forges new horizons by ranging fearlessly beyond classical music. You can’t help but get carried away with his magic.

For his Australian debut, Shibe celebrates his Scottish heritage in a thrilling ride through the Highlands and beyond, with Shibe on classical guitar and Richard Tognetti directing the strings of the ACO. Then tradition is thrown to the wind as Shibe takes up his electric guitar and the ACO steps into a technicolour world of musical invention.

At just 32, Shibe is one of the most exhilarating young stars performing today, and a perfect match for the electric energy and musical curiosity for which the ACO is famous.


Richard Tognetti AO Director & Violin
Sean Shibe Classical & Electric Guitars
Australian Chamber Orchestra


TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH Solo lute manuscripts compiled by Lady Margaret Wemyss
JAMES MACMILLAN (arr. George Duthie) From Galloway
TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH Suite of folk songs
CASSANDRA MILLER New Commission for solo guitar and strings (Australian Premiere)*
JULIA WOLFE (arr. electric guitar and strings) Lad (Australian Premiere)
DAVID FENNESSY Hirta Rounds (Australian Premiere)
MARTYN BENNETT (arr. electric guitar and strings) Bothy Culture: Selections

*Co-commissioned by the Dunedin Consort (supported by John Ellerman Foundation), Barbican Centre, Saffron Hall, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Cheltenham Music Festival.


Concessions apply to
Commonwealth Healthcare cardholders

$25 tickets available for full time students. Proof of current study must be produced before tickets are issued.
B, C and D-Reserves only.

Under 35 years 
$35 tickets available for people aged under 35 years at the date of the concert. Valid proof of age must be produced.
A, B, C and D-Reserves only.

Mobile tickets
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A one-off handling fee of $6.90 applies to all web, phone, mail and in-person bookings. An additional fee of $4.40 per transaction applies for delivery via Registered Post. All ticket / item prices include GST, if applicable.


Start 7:30pm
20-minute interval*
Finish 9:30pm*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


A Grab & Go menu will be made available closer to the event. 

See the full ACO 2024 Season.

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra