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ACO Collective: A String Celebration
FEATURING MUSIC BY HANDEL, 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.
Sat 10 Sep 7:30pm
Karratha - Red Earth Arts Precinct
Tue 13 Sep 7:30pm
Margaret River HEART
Fri 16 Sep 11am (schools)
Fri 16 Sep 7:30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre
Sat 17 Sep 7:30pm
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D major,
CARL VINE Smith’s Alchemy
BRITTEN Simple Symphony, Op.4
IAIN GRANDAGE The Wild Geese
WALTON Sonata for String Orchestra
Helena Rathbone | Director & Lead Violin
Principal Partner | ACO Collective
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