In early December we were delighted to host the Australian Chamber Orchestra's critically acclaimed 17-piece string ensemble, ACO Collective, for another three day festival of music, wine and culinary art at the Vasse Felix Estate.
Led by Director Pekka Kuusisto, guests enjoyed the incredible performance, amplified with the acoustics of the Red Barrel Hall, followed by a delicious dining experience in the Vasse Felix Art Gallery amongst the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.
Dr. Laetitia Wilson, Curator of the current exhibition 'Enigmas of the Outback', joined guests in the Art Gallery for a deeper look into the exhibition which explores the mysterious and enigmatic Australian outback.
The weekend's menus, designed by Head Chef Brendan Pratt, were created to both complement and highlight the unique characteristics of the Vasse Felix Wine Collection.
Highlights of the performances included:
Andrea Tarrodi Birds of Paradise | Performed on Friday at "The Beat."
Bryce Dessner Aheym for string orchestra | Performed on Saturday at "Enigma."
We are eagerly anticipating the 2020 edition of the Sound and Sense Festival, celebrating the pinnacle of Australian food, wine and music.