The Australian Chamber Orchestra will celebrate the opening of its new home at Pier 2/3at Sydney’s Walsh Bay precinct with a three-day festival of live concerts, talks, family shows and digital live streams from 29 April – 1 May.

The festival is designed to show off the full suite of features of the orchestra’s bespoke new headquarters, and like any good party they have invited a bunch of their friends around to celebrate with them. Joining in the festivities will be William Barton, Slava Grigoryan, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Jimmy Barnes, filmmaker Jane Campion, poet, musician and artist Omar Musa and actors from the Sydney Theatre Company.

The ACO performing in The Neilson, one of the venues in their new home at Pier 2/3. Image © Nic Walker.

The festival will open on Friday night with a Smoking Ceremony led by Indigenous musician Matthew Doyle, before a gala opening concert led by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and featuring guest performers including William Barton, Jimmy Barnes, Tamara-Anna Cislowska and actors from...