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Australian Chamber Orchestra

  • Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 - 7:30PM
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An unmissable concert that reveals why many believe JS Bach to be the greatest and most enduring composer of all time.

JS Bach’s Double Violin Concerto is the glowing centrepiece of a Bach family reunion that celebrates this greatest of all musical dynasties. It is justly one of Bach’s most beloved works. It has a Largo of heart-stopping beauty in which the two soloists weave around one another rapturously. The chance to hear Richard Tognetti and Principal Violin Helena Rathbone perform this timeless masterpiece is a gift beyond price. 

This reunion with JS’s forebears and children explores the vast span of genius comprised in one family, from ravishing arias to intricate orchestral works. The program closes with his famous son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, as our Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve performs his virtuosic and vivid Cello Concerto in A major.


Richard Tognetti  Director & Violin
Anna Dowsley Mezzo-soprano
Helena Rathbone Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Erin Helyard Harpsichord & Fortepiano
Australian Chamber Orchestra


JL BACH Suite in G major: Overture
H BACH Sonata à 5 in F major
JC BACH Meine Freundin, du bist schön: Ciaconna “Mein Freund is Mein”
JS BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043
JS BACH Cantata “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” BWV54: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde”
JS BACH Cantata “Ich habe genug”, BWV82: “Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen”
MOZART (after JC BACH) Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414: II. Andante
JCF BACH Sinfonia in D minor: I. Allegro
JCF BACH Die Amerikanerin: “Mein Herz fleucht ihr entgegen”
CPE BACH Cello Concerto in A major, Wq.172


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Start 7:30pm
20 minute interval*
Finish TBC

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


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


  • Prior to an event if you are feeling unwell, we ask you please do not attend the performance and contact our Box Office on either or 9231 9999 to discuss the options for your tickets. 
  • Health and safety guidelines for the venue can be found here.

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra