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ACO: Mountain


ACO: Mountain

  • Date: Monday, 7 August 2017, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne — 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the ACO: Mountain - national tour series
  • Tickets: Full: $51 - $149 | Concession: $44 - $129 | Under 30: $49 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 444 444

Event Details

A unique musical journey through vistas that few have visited.

Introducing Mountain - an epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director, Jennifer Peedom.

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. An upper world to be shunned, not sought out. How then have mountains now come to hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives?

Shot by the world's leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, this film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. At this event the ACO will perform live with the film.


BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto: II – Larghetto
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5: II – Adagio un poco mosso
CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat major, Op.27, No.2
GRIEG Holberg Suite: I – Präludium
SCULTHORPE String Sonata No.1: IV – Chorale
RICHARD TOGNETTI Original Composition
VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor, RV580
VIVALDI Winter, RV297: I - Allegro non molto
VIVALDI Summer, RV315: III – Presto


Richard Tognetti Musical Director & Composer
Jennifer Peedom Director & Producer
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Tamara-Anna Cislowska Piano
Renan Ozturk Principal Cinematographer
Robert Macfarlane Writer
Nigel Jamieson Staging Director

Produced by Stranger Than Fiction Films and Lingo Pictures, in association with Camp 4 Collective, Sherpas Cinema and the ACO.

Following the National Tour, Mountain will be in cinemas across Australia from 21 September.

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Pärt, Vivaldi

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 1800 444 444 or by email to boxoffice@aco.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Djilile : for chamber orchestra (1996) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sonata for strings No. 1 : string orchestra (1983) ['IV - Chorale'] by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Australian Chamber Orchestra

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