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TarraWarra Festival: Featuring the Australian Chamber Orchestra

A blend of fine art, live music and stunning views, this weekend-long music festival in the Yarra Valley, an hour from Melbourne, features intimate concerts led by Richard Tognetti.

Limited to 200 guests, the Festival experience includes a masterclass, guided tours of the museum, and music from the ACO that has been especially curated to complement the museum’s exquisite exhibitions:

Ian Fairweather: The Drunken Buddha, Tony Tuckson: Paintings and Drawings, Gosia Wlodarczack: Found in Translation

Click here for Accommodation options in the Yarra Valley

Ticket Prices:

Package $250 per person
Includes tickets to all three concerts and the masterclass.
Gala dinner not included. (on sale now)

Single concert $95 per person
(available from 4 December 2014)
Masterclass $20 per person
(available from 4 December 2014)

Performance Times 

Concert 1
7 March 2015 from 12:30pm

Concert 2
7 March 2015 from 6:00pm

Masterclass
8 March 2015 from 11:00am

Concert 3
8 March 2015 from 2:30pm

Concert Program

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 12.30PM

Richard Tognetti Artistic Director and Lead Violin

Vivaldi Concertos and Sculthorpe: A tribute to one of Australia’s great distinctive voices, with works written for the ACO, juxtaposed against concertos by the baroque master of string composition: Vivaldi.

VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in C major, RV117
SCULTHORPE Djilile
SCULTHORPE Sonata No.2 for Strings
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in A minor, RV356
SCULTHORPE Sonata No.1 for Strings
VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in D minor, RV565

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 6.00PM

Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director and Lead Violin

Colour and Structure: An evening of works marked by instrumental colour and distinctive structure, featuring Richard Tognetti

BACH The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 1-4
DEBUSSY (arr. Moore) Sonata for Violin: I. Allegro vivo
OLLI MUSTONEN Nonet No.2
FRANCK (arr. Tognetti) Sonata for Violin: I. Allegretto ben moderato
STRAVINSKY Apollo: Apotheosis
SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2.30PM

Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director and Lead Violin
Satu Vänskä, Violin

Italy from the Outside: A program highlighting works inspired by Italy: either by travel, or in the case of Denisov, appropriation of Paganini themes

MOZART Divertimento in F, K138
DENISOV Paganini Caprices: Selections
BARBER Adagio for Strings
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

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Past Events

TarraWarra Festival: Featuring the Australian Chamber Orchestra

7 - 8 March 2015

A blend of fine art, live music and stunning views, this weekend-long music festival in the Yarra Valley, an hour from Melbourne, features intimate concerts led by Richard Tognetti.

Limited to 200 guests, the Festival experience includes a masterclass, guided tours of the museum, and music from the ACO that has been especially curated to complement the museum’s exquisite exhibitions:

Ian Fairweather: The Drunken Buddha, Tony Tuckson: Paintings and Drawings, Gosia Wlodarczack: Found in Translation

Click here for Accommodation options in the Yarra Valley

Ticket Prices:

Package $250 per person
Includes tickets to all three concerts and the masterclass.
Gala dinner not included. (on sale now)

Single concert $95 per person
(available from 4 December 2014)
Masterclass $20 per person
(available from 4 December 2014)

Performance Times 

Concert 1
7 March 2015 from 12:30pm

Concert 2
7 March 2015 from 6:00pm

Masterclass
8 March 2015 from 11:00am

Concert 3
8 March 2015 from 2:30pm

Concert Program

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 12.30PM

Richard Tognetti Artistic Director and Lead Violin

Vivaldi Concertos and Sculthorpe: A tribute to one of Australia’s great distinctive voices, with works written for the ACO, juxtaposed against concertos by the baroque master of string composition: Vivaldi.

VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in C major, RV117
SCULTHORPE Djilile
SCULTHORPE Sonata No.2 for Strings
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in A minor, RV356
SCULTHORPE Sonata No.1 for Strings
VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in D minor, RV565

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 6.00PM

Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director and Lead Violin

Colour and Structure: An evening of works marked by instrumental colour and distinctive structure, featuring Richard Tognetti

BACH The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 1-4
DEBUSSY (arr. Moore) Sonata for Violin: I. Allegro vivo
OLLI MUSTONEN Nonet No.2
FRANCK (arr. Tognetti) Sonata for Violin: I. Allegretto ben moderato
STRAVINSKY Apollo: Apotheosis
SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2.30PM

Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director and Lead Violin
Satu Vänskä, Violin

Italy from the Outside: A program highlighting works inspired by Italy: either by travel, or in the case of Denisov, appropriation of Paganini themes

MOZART Divertimento in F, K138
DENISOV Paganini Caprices: Selections
BARBER Adagio for Strings
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence