Be your own conductor with Australian Chamber Orchestra Virtual


Your chance to conduct the Australian Chamber Orchestra with ACO Virtual.

Imagine standing on a stage surrounded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians, watching bows and fingers fly, feeling the power of the bass line, or hearing the exquisite tones of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti’s Guarneri del Gesú violin up close.

ACO Virtual, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ground-breaking virtual orchestra installation will be installed and available for you to experience at NORPA at Lismore City Hall from 8-24 June. ACO Virtual is an interactive, immersive experience featuring sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley and Astor Piazolla played by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

It was created by filming ACO members against green-screens, capturing audio and video for each individual. To experience ACO Virtual you stand in amongst these projections and choose how you want to hear and see them play.

You can highlight one particular musician, hear a section, or experience the whole band. You can see how the parts fit together by viewing the score streming below each musician’s projection You can even bring your own instrument and play along.

Free performance with Northern Rivers Conservatorium Chamber Strings

When the installation is at NORPA, the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Chamber Strings will perform with ACO Virtual in a free concert on Saturday 24 June at 2pm.


Northern Rivers Conservatorium are offering workshops for groups and schools that include a 20 minute interactive tour of the ACO Virtual orchestra installation followed by a 40 minute workshop with NRC tutor Mark Bromley. Contact the NORPA Box Office for more information about the workshops.

ACO donates $10 000 to NORPA’s recovery

The Australian Chamber Orchestra have donated $10 000 to NORPA to help with the company’s recovery after the devastation of the flood.

“We are so grateful to the ACO for their incredibly generous donation towards NORPA’s recovery after the flood,” said NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis “This is a great boost for the company and demonstrates the level of support for NORPA across the national performing arts sector.”

ACO Virtual
Presented by NORPA and the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Performance Partner – Telstra
8 – 24 June
10am to 3pm daily (30 min loop)
NORPA at Lismore City Hall
$10 / $5 or 1300 066 772 or drop in