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From director Jennifer Peedom comes a powerful collaboration created as a companion film to the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s (ACO) record-breaking production, Mountain. River is another extraordinary tale of nature and humans as partners and adversaries. It will take audiences on an astonishing journey spanning six continents and draw on extraordinary contemporary cinematography to show rivers on a scale, and from perspectives, never seen before.

With a musical score performed live and directed by Richard Tognetti, featuring his original music alongside Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel and Jonny Greenwood, balance is sought.

River is a reminder that it is never too late to ask ourselves: ‘are we being good ancestors?’ The film examines pleasure, loss and the consequences of our actions, while all the while immersing us in the experience of body and water, of music and life.


Richard Tognetti Musical Director, Composer & Lead Violin
William Barton Vocals
Australian Chamber Orchestra


Jennifer Peedom Director
Joseph Nizeti Co-Director
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
John Smithson Producer
Robert Macfarlane Writer
Nigel Jamieson Staging Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Featuring music by Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel, Jonny Greenwood, Richard Tognetti and a collaboration with William Barton.

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Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

Pricing Guide

Premium Adult $166 Concession^ $153
A-Reserve Adult $156 Concession^ $130 Youth^^ $49
B-Reserve Adult $129 Concession^ $113 Youth^^ $49 Student^^^ $25
C-Reserve Adult $87 Concession^ $81 Youth^^ $49 Student^^^ $25
D-Reserve ADULT $59 CONCESSION^ $59 YOUTH^^ $49 STUDENT^^^ $25
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