A HERO'S LIFE - Great Classics 4

Jeffrey Tate - Conductor
Jayson Gillham - Piano

Wagner - Die Meistersinger, Act 1 Prelude
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 3
Strauss - Ein Heldenleben

Our romantic heroes are reunited in a swashbuckling endeavour with Jeffrey Tate.

Jeffrey Tate forged a legacy of Wagnerian heroism in Adelaide ever since the acclaimed Australian production of the Ring Cycle in 1998. Returning in 2016 as Principal Guest conductor and Artistic Adviser, he directs this massive production of epic romance, reuniting us with old heroes and introducing us to new. Young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham comes to Adelaide for the first time, performing one of Beethoven’s most tuneful works, the tenderly lyrical Third Piano Concerto.

Beethoven’s other Third, Eroica, provides the inspiration for Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (‘A Hero’s Life’). Commencing at breakneck speed, Strauss tells his own life story using a massive cast of musicians and a spectacular array of orchestral effects. Opening the night, the dazzling layered melodies of Wagner’s magnificent Prelude to Die Meistersinger underpin the grand lyricism and majesty of the whole evening.


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For insights into the music making by special guests Great Classics series, attend these free talks. One hour prior to each concert, they’re held in the auditorium of the Festival Theatre.


ASO's 80th Birthday Dinner Party

Complete your music experience and celebrate the ASO's 80th Birthday - and the special evening of music making with Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Adviser, Jeffrey Tate - by attending the 80th Birthday Dinner Party.




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Jayson Gillham plays Beethoven

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  • Sat 29 Oct, 2016 7:30pm


1hr 55mins (including 20 min interval)


  • Adult $113.00
  • Concession $98.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • Child $45.00
  • Adult $98.00
  • Concession $83.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • 30 and under $50.00
  • Child $35.00
  • Adult $83.00
  • Concession $69.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • Child $35.00
  • Adult $69.00
  • Concession $59.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • Child $35.00

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