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The Lark Ascending

May 18 @ 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

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    • May 18 @ 7:30 pm
    • Duration 1 hour and 40 minutes (with a 20 minute interval)
    • Location The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre Sutherland
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Presented by: The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre and The Australian Chamber Orchestra

With its soaring melodies and joyful trills, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending creates a radiant portrait of a lark in flight, trailing a silver chain of sound as it rises. ACO Collective performs this eternal favourite as the centrepiece of this uplifting program directed by ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone.

The program spans five centuries, from Henry Purcell’s Fantazia upon One Note to Max Richter’s cinematic On the Nature of Daylight. Continuing its commitment to fostering Australian voices, ACO Collective will premiere Falling Upward, a new commission by award-winning Australian composer Anne Cawrse, sought after for her appealing, approachable sound. The second half of the program features Suk’s glowing Serenade for Strings. Inspired by Dvořák and Brahms, it is the sound of pure happiness.

Helena Rathbone has guided ACO Collective since its founding in 2007, offering audiences across the country the opportunity to hear Australia’s brightest young musicians in concert alongside members of the ACO. Join us for this stunning performance which is sure to set your heart aflight.


HUGO WOLF                                            Italian Serenade

MAX RICHTER                                          On the Nature of Daylight

HENRY PURCELL                                      Fantazia upon One Note

ANNE CAWRSE                                        Falling Upward (World Premiere)*

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS               The Lark Ascending

(arr. Adam Johnson)

– Interval –

JOSEF SUK                                                 Serenade for Strings

WOJCIECH KILAR                                     Orawa

*Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Chosen for their beauty and spirit, these six works will set your heart aflight. Join us to welcome the Australian Chamber Orchestra to The Pavilion for this very special concert.

Important Notice

The Pavilion consists of two venues located approximately 600 metres apart:

To avoid arriving at the wrong venue, please check your ticket for venue and location information before attending.