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“Powerfully polemic … jaw-gapingly spectacular.”

- The Hollywood Reporter on Sherpa


Australian Chamber Orchestra presents presents


Introducing Mountain – an epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director, Jennifer Peedom

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. An upper world to be shunned, not sought out. How then have mountains now come to hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives?

Shot by the world’s leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, this film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. At these events the ACO will perform live with the film.

Throughout production, Richard Tognetti worked with Jennifer Peedom to assemble a stunning soundscape to mirror the serenity, magnitude and terror of the landscapes filmed, with works by Chopin, Grieg, Vivaldi, Corelli, Beethoven and new works by Richard himself.

Narrated by two-time Academy Award® nominated actor Willem Dafoe, Mountain is a unique musical journey through vistas that few have visited and none have seen in quite this way.


Richard Tognetti Musical Director & Composer
Jennifer Peedom Director
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Tamara-Anna Cislowska Piano
Renan Ozturk Principal Cinematographer
Robert Macfarlane Writer

Produced by Stranger Than Fiction and Lingo Pictures, in association with Camp 4 Collective, Sherpas Cinema and the ACO.


6 & 7 August 2017

Sunday 6 August, 2:30pm
Monday 7 August, 7:30pm

Duration: Approximately 2 hours including interval


Hamer Hall


Price range

Standard: $56 – $159
Concession: $47 – $139
Under 30: $49 (all reserves)

Book this concert as part of a 3+ concert package to receive a discount. Purchase online here.

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