A String Celebration - ACO Collective
17 September 2022 at 7:30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre

A String Celebration - ACO Collective

17 September 2022 at 7:30pm Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre

Featuring music by Handle, Britten, and Iain Grandage.

Principal Violin Helena Rathbone leads this tour that sees vibrant works by beloved Australians Iain Grandage and Carl Vine join British legends William Walton, Benjamin Britten, and George Frideric Handel. (Handel can absolutely be called a British great. After leaving Germany he lived in England for nearly 50 years!).

Festivities get underway with Handel’s irresistible Concerto Grosso in D major. It is springy and vibrant, and paves the way for Vine’s Smith’s Alchemy and Benjamin Britten’s delightful Simple Symphony, written when the composer was just 20 and thus a perfect fit for this ensemble.

Walton’s moving Sonata for String Orchestra has an intriguing local link that adds to its savour. The work was premiered at the 1972 Perth Festival, an event now directed by Grandage. It brings the program to a sublime and uplifting conclusion.

HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.6, No.5 CARL VINE Smith’s Alchemy BRITTEN Simple Symphony, Op.4 IAIN GRANDAGE The Wild Geese WALTON Sonata for String Orchestra

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  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
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  • $49.00 Adult
  • $45.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed)
  • $25.00 Under 25's
  • $15.00 16 & Under

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  • $40.00 Concession Group (One complimentary ticket per 6 booked)
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