ACO Collective

The Lark Ascending

ACO Collective

  • Tuesday 20 March 2018 12:00 pm
Run Time 60 minutes no interval
Suitable For Secondary School Students

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents The Lark Ascending

The fun and interactive concert for secondary students provide the students with tools to understand and appreciate music. Specially created for schools, these vibrant performances introduce students to musical concepts by inviting them to explore and discover their own responses to the music.

Starring ACO Collective’s Artistic Director, Pekka Kuusisto, playing this poignantly brilliant masterpiece. Joining The Lark in this program are two other English works: Henry Purcell’s Fantasia upon One Note, containing a middle voice that plays literally one note throughout, and Benjamin Britten’s Second String Quartet which was written to commemorate 250 years since Purcell’s death.

To complement these performances, the ACO offers curriculum aligned resources including worksheets to be completed in class, and videos of the musicians discussing the music and specific listening points for students to focus on, these resources will become available shortly.

The seventeen string musicians produced an outstanding performance…The communication between players was almost telepathic, with clarity of line and balance always secure…there was no denying the commitment of all concerned.

The Courier, Ballarat