About The Orchestra
Chief Conductor and Music Director, Arvo Volmer, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra present concerts and events that show not only the Orchestra at its best in core repertoire, but how it can transform itself as a flexible ensemble to handle the jazziest of repertoire with James Morrison, the world of rock meets symphony, and epic works of the 20th century such as Britten’s War Requiem.
The ASO continues to perform at world-class standards, to present works that have been seldom played in Adelaide, and keep our industry fresh and alive with important new commissions by exemplary international composers such as James MacMillan, Arvo Pärt, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Australia’s own Paul Stanhope, Graeme Koehne and Brett Dean.
In 2013 we present a four concert Gala Series that includes Beethoven’s 9th and 5th Symphonies; Britten’s War Requiem; and the return of one of the world’s greatest violinists, Pinchas Zukerman – and he’ll be playing what he plays best – Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Our Master Series of 12 concerts (Masters ASO) presents core orchestral repertoire with international conductors and soloists. Highlights include Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring; Britten Concertos; Brahms Symphonies; works by Russian masters Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov.
New for 2013 is Composer in Focus ASO - three diverse concerts, each around a theme that focuses on one composer, his contemporaries and influencers that help to illustrate the contribution of the composer to our wonderful world of music. In 2013 we offer Vivaldi, Debussy and Sibelius – on Wednesday nights in the Adelaide Town Hall, at 6.30pm.
In our Spectacular ASO Series we have Cirque de la Symphonie, and also Triple M Symphonic Rock, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, A Night in Vienna, Last Night of the Proms and James Morrison’s Christmas Cracker.
We present three Matinee concerts in Elder Hall, and two Tea and Symphonies in Grainger Studio and again, we present Icons in Sound - two one-hour concerts in St Peter’s Cathedral, starting at 7pm with music from Arvo Pärt, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Brett Dean and James MacMillan.
We welcome you to join us for a year of Vision, Dedication and Inspiration.