Music of War and Peace

Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Matthew Truscott & ACO Collective

ACO Collective present a program of dramatic works in "Music of War and Peace." Led by British Guest Director and Violinist Matthew Truscott, this evocative program explores the ever-present clash that exists in humanity, that is our twin urges to seek peace and to wage war.

Featured in the program is Bartok's energetic and folk-driven Divertimento for Strings and Dimitri Shostakovich's rousing Chamber Symphony. The popular Baroque work Battalia by Heinrich Biber, and the serene Fratres by Estonian composer Arvo Part. "Music of War and Peace" promises an emotive musical journey across numerous styles, centuries, countries and generes, performed with the intense brilliance of the engaging and dynamic ACO Collective.

Deepening your experience:
- An intensive workshop with ACO musicians for local string students (grade 4 and above) Saturday 12 September, 2pm to 5pm. Press the green button and say you're interested to book the workshop.

Why we programmed it:
Our CEO, Guy Boyce, is passionate about providing high-quality music experiences to Mandurah. There is no better for engagement with young musicians than the ACO Collective. Embedding ACO musicians alongside the best young musicians from throughout Australia, this is truly a remarkable experience for aspiring musicians.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Music, Civics And Citizenship



Live Music


1hr 40min


$18 per student, 1 teacher free with every 10 student tickets


Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (Mandurah, WA)

School Term:
Term 3


Date: Saturday 12th September

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Enquiry/Booking Request