Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, 700 Harris Street, Ultimo. Next Friday, 8pm. Tickets: $20$58. Bookings: (02) 8004 3472 or online. ACO Soloists In a display of extraordinary talent, standout Australian Chamber Orchestra musicians will be performing a loaded program of soloist pieces. Principal violin Satu Vanska takes on the dazzling Harmonic Labyrinth by Locatelli. Joining her in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins and Cello is one of the orchestra’s newest players, Glenn Christensen. Another of ACO’s renowned principals, cellist Timo-Veikko Valve, will play his glorious Guarneri in a new arrangement of Debussy’s mercurial Sonata for Cello and Piano, reimagined in this new Nutcracker: Story of Clara The Australian Ballet departs from the whimsical original to tell a story grounded in realworld events and the history of ballet in Australia. In Graeme Murphy’s radical retelling, Clara (Dimity Azoury, pictured) is an elderly Russian emigrant and former prima ballerina, dreaming with love and sadness of one feverishly hot Australian Christmas Eve in the late 1950s. Her story encompasses romance and loss, worldwide fame, war and revolution, and a journey to Australia which leads to her joining the nation’s earliest professional ballet company, sowing the seeds of The Australian Ballet.