THE ARENSKY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA IS an ELITE YOUNG ENSEMBLE, DEDICATED TO CREATING CONCERT EXPERIENCES that are theatrical, immersive and deeply moving.
Based in a penthouse cabaret club and purveyors of secret concerts, musically themed cocktails and post-performance chamber jams, this is no ordinary BAND.
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Our concerts take place at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden - one of London's most sought after Private Members Clubs. They fuse electrifying performance with lighting design, dramatisation of a work’s context and specially designed food and drink.
Each concert begins with a unique cocktail - for example Isolde's Love Potion here on the right - directly inspired by the music you’re going to hear. You may also be treated to warm-up acts and musical afterparties such as a Hungarian Chamber Jam where you'll get to meet and discover more about individual members of the orchestra.
To take you deeper into our programme for the evening there’ll be a ‘live programme note’ with excerpts, short performances and tales from the composer's life, delivered from the stage by the musicians.
Then of course, there’s the main event: a classical masterpiece, performed in full by one of the UK’s hottest orchestras in the extraordinary penthouse setting of The Oak Room @ The Hospital Club.
We approach our performances with a sense of fun, fearlessness, and a dare-devil attitude to music-making that marks us out as unique on the London music scene. What is more, we look beyond the stage, using all aspects of the experience to bring out the drama of each piece and draw you into our musical world.
This is classical music. But not as you know it.
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WE NEED YOU.
DID YOU KNOW THAT TICKET SALES ONly COVER 1/3 OF THE COST OF A CONCERT?
IT WON'T SURPRISE YOU THEN, THAT THE ACO IS COMPLETELY RELIANT ON ITS FRIENDS SCHEME. REALLY, WE NEED YOU.
It's our friends that made our launch possible. They supported our first radio broadcast and they gave us the means to make our Southbank Centre debut. Now, with our most ambitious work fast approaching we need them more than ever.
In return return for joining the scheme we'll open our doors to you and make you part of our family. Friends get priority notice about concerts, access to rehearsals and tickets to our secret gigs. They also receive personal contact from us with pre- and post-concert friends events as well as our annual newsletter, which has behind-the-scenes coverage, player interviews and reports from the events they may have missed.
But most importantly of all, they get the unique thrill every time they hear the orchestra play of knowing they made it happen.
levels of support
As an ACO Friend, you receive our annual review and priority notice about concerts. And our everlasting gratitude!
As an ACO Patron, you get all the above plus:
- our 'Inside the ACO' package: rehearsal passes, and when available access to pre and post concert events.
- TICKETS TO THE ACO:SECRET SESSIONS, two private concerts in an exclusive London Members' Club
We pride ourselves on the fact that every member of our orchestra is a brilliant individual musician. As a chair sponsor, you'll be directly supporting the career of one of these extraordinary talents. As well as all the benefits of being a PATRON you'll meet your player at our concerts and get to know them. In special circumstances we'll even be able to arrange for them to give you a private recital in your own home!