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The ACO Collective: The Lark Ascending
The ACO Collective: The Lark Ascending

Sun, 12 May



The ACO Collective: The Lark Ascending

[Live Performance - Music] Australian Chamber Orchestra Presents Tickets: $15 - $35 Reserved Seating Accessible Seating Available

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12 May 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm

Berninneit, 91-97 Thompson Ave, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia


Bass Coast Shire Council and The Australian Chamber Orchestra present the ACO Collective playing this eternal favourite as the centrepiece of an uplifting program directed by ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone. With its soaring melodies and joyful trills, Ralph Vaughan Williams creates a radiant portrait of a lark in flight, trailing a silver chain of sound as it rises. Bound to the ground, we can only bask in its beauty.

Rathbone has guided the ACO Collective since its founding in 2007, offering audiences across the country the opportunity to hear Australia’s brightest young talent in concert alongside members of the ACO.

The program spans five centuries from Henry Purcell’s Fantasia Upon One Note to Max Richter’s cinematic On the Nature of Daylight. Continuing its commitment to fostering Australian voices, the ACO Collective will premiere a new commission by award-winning Australian composer Anne Cawrse, sought after for her appealing, approachable sound.

The concert closes with Suk’s glowing Serenade for Strings. Inspired by Dvorák and Brahms, it is the sound of pure happiness. Chosen for their beauty and spirit, these six works will set your heart aflight

“The collective sound of ACO Collective is exquisite and homogenous, a tribute to the musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, who have sought these rare talents.” – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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Tickets to events at Berninneit can be pre-purchased online and in person at the Bass Coast Shire Council Customer and Visitor Service, open daily at Berninneit, see hours here.

Available tickets can also be purchased prior to screenings and performances. Doors open 30 minutes prior to cinema sessions and 60 minutes prior to live performances. We strongly recommend that you pre-purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Accessible seating is available.

Please check our FAQ page for more information on ticketing, refund policies, and contact details.

Berninneit is located at 91-97 Thompson Ave, Cowes and operated for the community by Bass Coast Shire Council.

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