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

September 30th 2016

St Christopher’s School

Education Project: Parsifal ReImagined

14th October 2016

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden

Education Project: Parsifal ReImagined

14th October 2016

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden

Parsifal – The Quest for the Grail

18th November 2016

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden

Boom and Bust: Ravel and Rachmaninoff

21st November 2016

Bedford School

Boom and Bust: Bedford Education day


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 Aspinwall Educational Trust

The Mercers Company

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

The Thomas Wall Trust

Arts Council, England

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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