The gifts we give at Christmas should be a special reflection of your relationships, but all too often we find ourselves trawling through a sea of plasticky trinkets which offer no real personal value.
If you’re an ACO fan or buying for someone who’s an avid music-lover, we’ve highlighted four thoughtful gifts that would perfectly suit four different types of recipients.
Price: $50 (plus $13 bulky item postage)
Who: Lovers of vinyl &/or unconventional musical collaborations
Thanks to their mix of tonal warmth, large format tangibility and pure listening experience, vinyl has been enjoying a return into the homes of music lovers over the last five years. If one of your loved ones is knee deep in wax, a copy of our limited-edition LP collaboration with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood could be just the thing to enhance their collection.
Price: $60 - $160
Who: A student in need of a dose of culture
You may not know it, but the ACO’s special Student Subscription prices bring the cost of performances down to just $20 a ticket for full-time students. That means a subscription to the full 2018 ACO Season is an affordable way to give one of your younger relatives more exposure to the arts, and an unforgettable musical journey in the new year.
Price: $170 and up (Depending on concerts and venues)
Who: A music lover whose taste you know well
If you’re keen to flaunt your understanding of a person, a Flexi-Pack of three or more 2018 concerts is the ultimate test of your curation skills. While a lover of international stars might like to see Nicole Car, Ilya Gringolts and Steven Isserlis, a listener with more ecclectic tastes might prefer to see Tognetti Tchaikovsky Brahms, Transforming Strauss and Mozart and the Goldberg Variations. Show them how well you know them with a pack that’s right for them and receive savings of up to 30% on single tickets.
Price: You choose!
Who: An ACO fan with eclectic tastes
Music taste can be a fickle thing, and we all have friends who constantly surprise us. If you’re not sure what concerts would fit your favourite music lover, a gift voucher is a sure-fire way to offer them an ACO performance that suits them to the ground.
We hope this provides some inspiration for giving a gift that carry’s a little more meaning this festive season. To receive your orders pre-Christmas*, we suggest making your order before next Friday 15 December, or visiting our Box Office in person.
*Once payment is received, items will be posted on the next business day via standard Australia Post. We cannot guarantee the speed of Australia Posts deliveries, particularly outside of metro areas, and take no responsibility for delays in postage.