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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra


Founded under the Artistic Direction of Richard Gill AO, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra brings to life the colours and contrasts of Classical music together with the expressive and emotional realm of Romantic music. Performing on the exquisite and dynamic period instruments of the time, Australia's world-class Romantic and Classical orchestra presents bold and daring programs.

"Australia's brightest & shiniest new orchestra ... an important addition to Australia's musical landscape." Limelight Magazine

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is a world-class orchestra of leading Australian musicians who are dedicated to the performance of Classical and Romantic orchestral and chamber music repertoire in historically informed style on period instruments. This inspiring and highly influential period of composition from the late 18th and 19th centuries demonstrates the depth and passion of the time and when placed in context the music comes to life.

Established in 2013, by Richard Gill AO, Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra has already become a dynamic influence on the Australian music scene. The orchestra provides opportunities for engagement and education with wide audiences through live performance, collaborations with Australian ensembles and conductors, radio broadcasts and specialist music education programs. Inviting leading Australian exponents of this repertoire, many of whom are based in Europe, brings new insight and discovery to the performances and creates the highest level of performance on Australian stages.

The combination of ongoing support from private donations, philanthropic funding and Government structural funding, has created a strong financial basis for the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra to invest in presenting unique performance opportunities and education projects, fulfilling its potential as an internationally renowned Australian orchestra.


With engaging and exciting subscription seasons, a fabulous lineup of soloists and conductors from Australia and Europe, and a specialised music education program designed by our Founding Artistic Director Richard Gill AO, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is something truly to bring all of us great joy.

Private or corporate support by way of donation is an invaluable asset for this arts organisation and your support will make an enormous difference to the artistic and cultural landscape of Australia. Please feel free to contact our Development Manager for further information so we can let you know how you can be part of this exciting journey.

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Contact Details

3 Thomson Place

0452 514 730

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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.