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Geelong Symphony Orchestra - Pastorale

Presented by Geelong Symphony Orchestra

Geelong Symphony Orchestra - Pastorale

Geelong Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s ode to hills and dales, Symphony No.6, the Pastoral.

This much loved symphony paints a bucolic picture drawn from the composer’s much adored Viennese woodlands. Beethoven described the work as "more the expression of feeling than painting.”

The orchestra will begin with an equally descriptive work from English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending. A violinist’s dream, this piece perfectly captures the spirit of George Meredith’s poem of a skylark representing all wonders, sights and sounds of nature.


  • Conductor Richard Davis
  • Violin Erica Kennedy

We have implemented a range of health, hygiene and physical distancing measures, in line with government guidelines. These measures include:

  • The wearing of face masks is mandatory across all Geelong Arts Centre venues
  • Hand sanitiser is available at hygiene stations in foyers and outside lifts and stairs
  • Capacity signage throughout venue and studios to promote physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning of all facilities
  • Disinfection of seating and touchpoints before each performance
  • Increased cleaning of foyer spaces and handrails
  • Increased cleaning of bathrooms
  • Sneeze guards at point of sale
  • Foyer seating arranged to ensure 1.5m distancing
  • Decreased capacities in theatres and foyers
  • Staggered audience entry and exit in venues
  • Physical distancing markers at queuing areas such as Food and Beverage outlets and Box Office
  • Staff monitoring traffic flow and distancing


Ticket prices

  • Full Price $55
  • Concession $50
  • Student Under 20 years $20


Costa Hall


100 minutes, no interval.