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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Thu, Mar 12 2020 8:00pm

Running Time

1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)


No filming or photography permitted.

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The return of ACO’s intimate Underground program, featuring Satu Vänskä, Richard Tognetti, Slava Grygorian and Brian Ritchie.

After a two-year hiatus, The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s acclaimed ACO Underground program returns for an intimate, one-night show at The Earl Arts Centre. Frontwoman and Principal Violinist Satu Vänskä leads an enviable line-up of musicians – ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, Slava Grygorian and the Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie – through a genre-bending evening of music. Expect everything from Nick Drake to Nine Inch Nails, Bach to Bryce Dessner, Arvo Pärt and beyond, alongside new compositions from Richard Tognetti that are both beautifully hypnotic and darkly transcendent. This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the best musicians in the world for a wholly different experience of the ACO: electrifying, unexpected, and a little bit sweaty.

This show is included in Theatre North’s 2020 Subscription Season. Purchase tickets to two or more shows through the Subscription Season to receive discounts and special offers. MORE DETAILS


Ticket Pricing

  • $35 - Full
  • $30 - Concession
  • $30 - All Subscribers

Concessions available for Pensioners, Seniors, Health Care Card holders and Full Time Students.

Companion Cards accepted. Please advise at time of booking if you require any specific seating requirements (front row only, wheelchair accessibility) or hearing enhancement facilities.

General Admission

No Babes in Arms.

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • Performer - Satu Vänskä
  • Performer - Brian Ritchie
  • Performer - Slava Grygorian
  • Performer - Richard Tognetti
  • Photo by - Daniel Boud
ACO Underground is a splinter group that gathers some of the world’s finest musicians. You feel like you’re a part of a very privileged, slightly clandestine cabal, just being there.
The Daily Review