Timothy Phillips

“a gift to local composers” (The Age), the Arcko Symphonic Ensemble is Australia’s premier new music orchestra focussing on large scale, overwhelmingly Australian repertoire from the 20th & 21st Century.

Breathing life into forgotten or neglected works Arcko is creating a musical link between past heritage composers and the present day and playing a vital role in the creation of an Australian musical canon through fearless programming, re-performance of works, a small commissioning program and the release on CD of previously unrecorded Australian works.

Described variously as “Genuine Champions of New Music” or “Stars of the New Music world” Arcko assumes a unique and vital role in Australia’s cultural landscape and lives by the motto that Australians should be the primary presenters and consumers of their own cultural goods.