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Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony | ACO 2020
Seeded by australianco on 21 Aug 2019
Author: Australian Chamber Orchestra
Collaboration and experimentation lie at the heart of everything we do at the ACO. So in a year where we mark 30 years of artistic leadership with Richard Tognetti, and 250 years of enduring musical influence by Beethoven, we decided to celebrate these milestones by commissioning a series of short films, inspired by our musicians and the music in our 2020 Season. This is artist Rory McLean's creative response to Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, created in collaboration with ACO violinist Ilya Isakovich. “Every time I play Shostakovich’s music it speaks straight to my heart. All his music comes from a place of suffering.” - The Musician, Ilya Isakovich “The sense of terror, fear, and turmoil is palpable, suggesting the towering oppression of the state.” - The Artist, Rory McLean Explore the ACO's 2020 Season at Watch all the short films at