Fresh from its second tour to Indiathis year and wildly successful concerts in Sydney and Melbourne under Italian maestro Riccardo Muti, the Australian World Orchestra has announced its 2019 season, which will see Artistic Director Alexander Briger leading concerts in Melbourne and Canberra, as well as six of the best in a chamber music offering for Sydneysiders.

Australian World Orchestra, Alexander Briger Alexander Briger. Photo © Anna Kucera

This will be the first time the AWO, which formed in 2011 and draws its players from top spots in orchestras all over the world, will perform in the nation’s capital.

Following on from the AWO’s Chamber 8concerts last year, the orchestra will present the AWO Six – violinists Natalie Chee and Daniel Dodds, violists Andra Darzins and Tahlia Petrosian, and cellists David Berlin and Julian Thompson – who will give a single performance in Sydney’s City Recital Hall on July 30. The program will feature Mendelssohn’s Second String Quintet and Brahms’ Second String Sextet, Agathe(for Agathe von Siebold, with whom the composer was infatuated).

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be leading the AWO again...

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