Adelaide Town Hall. 30 August 2018
This week the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra – affectionately known to us simply as the ASO – launched its 2019 season with great fanfare in the Adelaide Town Hall.
The ASO is one of SA’s best known, most enduring and most important cultural institutions. Throughout 2019 it will perform more that 100 concerts. Phew! Even if you aren’t a regular concert goer, or maybe you are ‘orchestra shy’, there is something for everyone.
The program is available online at aso.com.au. Be sure to check it out soon as some of the special ‘gala’ events will be heavily subscribed.
There is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season. The Season Opening Gala will see Simon Tedeschi perform Grieg’s ever popular Piano Concerto, paired with Sibelius’s Finlandia and Holst’s The Planets. Everyone knows these fabulous pieces, even if you don’t think you do!
The Beethoven Piano Concertos will feature, all five, to be played by Australian virtuoso Jayson Gillham. Everyone knows the slow movement of the fifth concerto – it featured in the iconic film Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman will return for a concert with a World Premiere and one of Tchaikovsky’s great masterpieces, his Fifth Symphony in a matinee performance on Thursday.
Last Night of the Proms will celebrate the best of British in an evening of pomp and ceremony. Flag-waving and sing-along included, of course.
There will be a symphonic tribute to the legendary rock artist Prince! iOTA, Brendan Maclean and Prinnie Stevens will supply the vocals! We miss you Prince, but your music will live on!
There will also be Star Wars and Harry Potter spectaculars, as well as the ever-popular Master Series of concerts featuring acclaimed works from the classical repertoire, as well as new music!
And if you’re still not sure, you can sample concerts in advance. The ASO has created a Spotify playlist for each of concert, so you can get to know the music, and its free! Just go online at aso.com.au.
So, what are you waiting for! Head online, or grab a programme from your local stockist of fine promo material!