When: Wednesday, 15 May 2024 | 08:00 PM to Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 12:50 PM

Australian Chamber Orchestra

ACO Collective - The Lark Ascending

Directed by Helena Rathbone

Wed 15 May, 8pm

A concert that will set your heart soaring with music full of beauty and spirit.

Running time

Approx. 1 hr 50 mins

Ticket Price

$55 - $59

Recommended for

Ages 12+

ACO Collective - The Lark Ascending at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

 

“The collective sound of ACO Collective is exquisite… a tribute to the musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, who have sought these rare talents.”
— Sydney Morning Herald

 

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. ACO Collective plays this eternal favourite as the centrepiece of this uplifting program directed by ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone. Bound to the ground, we can only bask in its beauty.

The performance 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 Dvořák and Brahms, it is the sound of pure happiness.

Founded in 2007 under the guidance of Rathbone, the ACO Collective offers audiences across the country the opportunity to hear Australia’s brightest young musicians in concert alongside members of the ACO.

+ Members only Pre-show Drinks & Nibbles

 

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Ticket transaction fees

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  • Online Bookings: $2.95 per transaction
  • Telephone Bookings: $6.50 per transaction
  • Postage (if required): $5.70 per order
  • Exchanges: $5 per transaction

Booking terms and conditions

Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Box Office must receive your request for exchange before the performance time of your purchased session. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code. Please note, for some shows and only in exceptional circumstances, it is at the discretion of the external promoter to grant refunds. Gift vouchers are not redeemable for cash and are non-refundable.

Discounts

BABES IN ARMS
Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

CHILDREN
We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

STUDENTS
If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details.

PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders.

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

UNDER 30 TICKETS
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GROUP BOOKINGS
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Rights of Entry

FEELING UNWELL?
For your own health and the safety of others, if you are unwell with COVID-19 or any other flu-like illness, we suggest you do not attend the venue. Please note that from 14 October 2022, when mandatory isolation orders end, there will be no further refunds granted for patrons testing positive with COVID.

LATECOMERS
If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission.

CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium.

MOBILE PHONES
Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium.

STANDING IN SEATS
Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security.

ZERO TOLERANCE
Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

SMOKING
Smoking or vaping is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building.

DRESS CODE
Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.