In this program, the Australian Chamber Orchestra ensemble sheds all but section principals, and channels characteristic ACO doses of tempestuous tang into the exposed terrain of the string quartet and piano quintet. Framed around stirring works written by Schumann for these ensemble combinations, this otherwise unadulterated return to intimate chamber repertoire also introduces something novel: a piano quintet reduction of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 13. Joining the ACO regulars — leader Tognetti, principal violin Helena Rathbone and principal cellist Timo-Veikko Valve — is guest artist Florian Peelman. City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney. Tuesday, 8pm; Wednesday, 7pm; Friday, 1.30pm; July 8, 7pm. Tickets: $49-$149. Bookings: (02) 8256 2222. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. July 9, 2pm. Tickets: $51$149. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777. singer-songwriter. Bowen draws inspiration from her experiences of growing up in rural Australia, evident in her music. Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra. Wednesday, 7.30pm. Tickets: $79. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online. Blue Love The physical theatre, film and dance piece Blue Love is a poetic and satirical take on the cliches of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on a quest to find the perfect relationship in a production where TV soap opera meets art-house film. Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra. August 16 and 17, 8pm. Tickets: $35-$55. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700.