Puppets & Pranksters - Great Classics 2

Nicholas Carter - Conductor
Alina Ibragimova - Violin

Stravinsky - Pulcinella: Suite
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No 1
Haydn - Symphony No 94 'Surprise'
Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Catch me if you can! The dynamic second chapter of our Great Classics promises to leave everyone – audience and orchestra – breathless and happy. Expect a night of musical tricks, games and high spirits.


It’s no easy feat to keep up with the whirlwind adventures of Till Eulenspiegel, the unruly German folk hero of Richard Strauss’ brilliant symphonic story. Hear the ASO at their exuberant best in this sensational showpiece that laughs till it dies… and then laughs again.


Prokofiev surprised early audiences with the delicate lyricism of his First Violin Concerto. The fearless Russian-born Alina Ibragimova will channel her inner butterfly to flitter up above the orchestra’s changing streetscapes and away to freedom.


Pulcinella is a quirky, loving restoration of Italian Baroque music and shows Stravinsky’s lighter side. Like good champagne, it sets up the night perfectly – you’ll even be laughing at the classic Dad Joke in Papa Haydn’s Symphony.

Classical Conversations

FREE for ticket holders.


Join us for Classical Conversations one hour prior to the performance in the Adelaide Town Hall auditorium.


Conductor and ABC Classic FM presenter Graham Abbott explores the works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Haydn and Strauss on tonight's program.

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Stravinsky – Pulcinella (Berlin Phil)
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No 1 (Hilary Hahn)
Haydn – Symphony No 94 (Berliner Philharmoniker)

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  • Sat 29 Jul, 2017 7:30pm


  • Adult $115.00
  • Concession $99.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • Child $45.00
A Reserve
  • Adult $100.00
  • Concession $85.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • 30 and under $50.00
  • Child $40.00
B Reserve
  • Adult $85.00
  • Concession $71.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • Child $35.00
C Reserve
  • Adult $70.00
  • Concession $60.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
  • Child $35.00

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