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Celebrating Icons - From Bach to Barnes Inside/Out at the House

7 May 2023

One of the world's leading chamber orchestras performs music from JS Bach and Tchaikovsky through to Jimmy Barnes and William Barton.

Take your seat, Inside or Out


In the Concert Hall


Live broadcast to the Forecourt 

All tickets $10 including transport & no booking fee!

Travel on public transport is included in your $10 Outside ticket to Sydney Opera House 50th Anniversary ‘Inside/Out at the House’ events on the Forecourt. Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2023 inclusive. Simply show your event ticket to transport staff when boarding the following services:

Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (non-booked services bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)

Sydney Metro North West services

Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan route buses

Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services

Sydney Ferries

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you’ll need to use your Opal card or contactless payment method, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your travel entitlement is valid on the modes of public transport listed above until 4am the following day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. The access fee is not covered by your event ticket travel entitlements.

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If there's a better chamber orchestra in the world today, I haven't heard it.

The Guardian UK

Richard Tognetti and the ACO are joined by Jimmy Barnes and William Barton live

There aren’t many orchestras like the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Who else could present JS Bach and Jimmy Barnes in the same concert?

Renowned for explosive performances, adventurous collaborations and dynamic programs, the ACO prides itself on both challenging and inspiring their audiences. This concert is no exception.

To celebrate the 50th birthday of another Australian icon, Artistic Director Richard Tognetti leads the Orchestra in a showcase of everything that makes the ACO so unique. Beloved masterpieces including JS Bach’s divinely beautiful Concerto for Two Violins and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, sit alongside the timeless sound world of didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton’s Didge Fusion and the soaring vocals of Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes.

It’s a fitting celebration from an orchestra that has always forged their own path. 

WILLIAM BARTON Didge Fusion – Hypersonic 
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043 
RANDY NEWMAN (arr. Richard Tognetti) Texas Girl at the Funeral of her Father 
JIMMY BARNES AND DON WALKER (arr. Richard Tognetti) Killing Time 

Director & Violin Richard Tognetti 
Vocals, Guitar & Didgeridoo William Barton 
Vocals Jimmy Barnes 
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Opera House

NSW Government

This program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Blockbusters Funding initiative

Take your seat, Inside or Out


Concert Hall

Experience the superb new acoustics of the renewed Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. See this incredible performance up close and make this a night to remember.

From $49



Enjoy the unparalleled artistry from ‘Inside’ live broadcast to the Forecourt on the big screen, in a stunning open-air setting with food and beverage available.

All tickets $10 and include transport 

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