We believe music enriches the way people think, feel and live their lives – and our aim is simple: to promote meaningful, lifelong engagement with live music. We are committed to our community in a great number of ways: concerts, learning activities with schools, community outreach, collaborations with other SA arts organisations.

Since 2015, the ASO with the support of our Principal Partner Santos has been going on the road to meet the greater Adelaide community through its Out of the CBD series in venues such as Hopgood Theatre (Noarlunga), Barossa Arts and Convention Centre (Tanunda), Shedley Theatre (Elizabeth), Centenary Hall (Goolwa), Murray Bridge Town Hall (Murray Bridge) and Investigator College (Victor Harbor).

Throughout 2016 we were thrilled to develop our relationship with Community Centres SA, bringing small ensemble performances to community centres across inner and outer metropolitan Adelaide, and we look forward to developing this series into the future. Our 2017 community program will also see our partnership with local libraries grow, as we bring a range of school holiday and early years music programs to a number of public libraries.

More details of our 2017 Family and Community program to be released November 2016.

May 2017

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Junior Jams - Families

Our popular ASO Junior Jams go out on the road in 2017! This is an exciting opportunity that offers preschool ... More info.

Tue 16 May 10:30am
Tue 16 May 11:30am
Campbelltown Library

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Sir Scallywag & the Golden Underpants

Adelaide Festival Centre presents in association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra   The ... More info.

Sat 20 May 10:30am
Sat 20 May 12:00pm
Sat 20 May 2:00pm
Radford Auditorium (Art Gallery of South Australia)


Art Talk 2

A unique Art talk that will feature Composer, Pedagogue and Performer Paul Rissman with other specialists exploring creativity in ... More info.

Thu 25 May 6:00pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, Uni SA City West Campus

June 2017


In Flight

ASO collaboration with the Elder Conservatorium of Music Finale Concert  ... More info.

Fri 2 Jun 1:10pm
Elder Hall


Wonderland Workshop

ASO Festival of Learning & Participation Workshop     This creative ... More info.

Sun 4 Jun 11:15am
Sun 4 Jun 12:15pm
Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia


Mad Hatter's Music

ASO Festival of Learning & Participation Workshop     “... More info.

Sun 4 Jun 1:15pm
Sun 4 Jun 2:15pm
Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia


July 2017


Family Jams

Get creative – making music is fun! After hugely popular workshops across the Adelaide CBD cultural institutions, in 2017 ASO ... More info.

Tue 18 Jul 10:30am
Tue 18 Jul 12:00pm
Burnside Library


ASO Come and Play

In recent years, the ASO has held rehearsals in which community musicians can sit next to professional musicians and ... More info.

Sun 30 Jul 2:30pm
Grainger Studio

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