Nicholas Carter - Conductor
Dejan Lazić - Piano

Strauss - Don Juan
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G
Beethoven - Symphony No 5

Nicholas Carter launches our Master Series with three of the most exciting beginnings in classical music: Don Juan’s swashbuckling leap, the whip-crack of Ravel’s Piano Concerto… and Fate’s famous knock at the door.


The first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony are familiar to all – but listen to how they’re answered, wrestled with, and ultimately overcome. Beethoven held nothing back in this symphony, and it still sounds as vital and wild as ever over 200 years on.


Strauss’s Don Juan, for all his vim and vigour (soaring violins! leaping horns!), suffers a rather different fate. This music became the unbeatable prototype for Hollywood adventure soundtracks and will have you on the edge of your seat.


Dejan Lazić brings all his versatility to the kaleidoscopic moods of Ravel’s Piano Concerto: the carnival opening, the wind-up toy finale, and the almost endless singing melody of the slow movement.


Classical Conversations

For insights into the music making by special guests in our Master Series, attend these FREE talks. One hour prior to each concert, they’re held in the auditorium of the Adelaide Town Hall.

Adelaide Town Hall auditorium
18 March, 7pm
19 March, 5.30pm

The ASO’s Principal Conductor, Nicholas Carter and Director of Artistic Planning, Simon Lord together explore the spectrum of musical ideas in works by Strauss, Ravel and Beethoven.




Click here to read about Ravel

Click here for the Best of Richard Strauss

Click here for a Q&A with Dejan Lazić

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Dejan plays Ravel

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  • Fri 18 Mar, 2016 8:00pm
  • Sat 19 Mar, 2016 6:30pm


1hr 40mins (including interval)


  • Adult $113.00
  • Concession $98.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • Child $45.00
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  • Concession $83.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
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  • Child $35.00

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