“Australia's brightest and shiniest new orchestra … with its mellifluous woodwind, punchy brass and beautifully tuned strings … [the orchestra] captured that ‘doing something differently’ spirit perfectly in what was a genuinely exciting evening. It's to be hoped that this exciting young orchestra will continue to carry through their own revolution in the years to come. Bravo! … this is an important addition to Australia's musical landscape.”
Limelight Magazine, November 2014

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The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra (formerly orchestra seventeen88) aims to inspire, educate and enlighten audiences. Through the combination of historical integrity and quality of musical performance, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra leads a rediscovery of Classical and Romantic repertoire with the beauty and clarity unique to a full period instrument orchestra.

“There is a very unique and wonderful spirit at these concerts which I do not see at others, and it is an extension of the palpable enthusiasm, fulfilment and conviction of the performers.”
“The evening was beautiful …… the orchestra superb. Thank you, we hope you have an illustrious future.”
Audience members