but not as you know it.

Resident Orchestra

Residents of a penthouse cabaret club.

Purveyors of secret concerts.

Creators of magical elixirs.

‘Deeply Moving’

The Independent ****

‘It made you feel as if you were at the centre of an Arctic gale with frost on your chin!’

The Guardian ****

Expecting cramped auditoriums and a silent troupe of musicians in bow ties?

Formal programmes and a dry (in every sense…) evening sitting in silence?

What if we told you not all classical music is the same?

What if we told you it’s different in our house?

Next Concerts

2nd June

The Hospital Club London

The Twilight of the Gods
Richard Wagner (arr. Farrington), Götterdämmerung



Gotterdammerung Re:Imagined
A major term-long outreach project with Merton Music Foundation

30th June


The Conductor’s Perspective
A leadership project in partnership with Boston Global Consulting Group


The St. Petersburg

An extraordinary new ACO experience

Not for the unadventurous.

Coming Soon.

Thank You

This orchestra only exists because extraordinary organisations support it.

We would like to thank the following trusts from the bottom of our heart for their belief in what we do

The Stephen Clark 1957 Trust

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden

The Teale Trust

The Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation

The Lucille Graham Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The Nugee Foundation

Merton Music Foundation

The Derrill Allatt Foundation

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Trust

William Kunhardt

Under William Kunhardt’s baton this young orchestra gave spirited performances, catching the note of melancholy underlying the Ravel and setting it off with 18 century ebullience…

The Independent

The ACO is led by rising star conductor William Kunhardt

Since his professional debut as a 22 year old William Kunhardt has been engaged by orchestras and festivals across Europe, Asia and America. Highlights of the 15/16 season include concerts with the Halle and Aspen Festival Orchestra, Athens Symphony Orchestra’s summer tour and an historic debut in the British Museum.




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