Friday, March 15, 2019 9:12am
In March, we celebrated the music of South Australian unsung hero, Edgar Tattersall, in a series of three special concert presentations in the Yorke Peninsula and one in North Adelaide. Featuring re-imaginings of a selection of his original songs, marches and dance compositions, these free concerts explored the way that the creative arts can shape our understanding of history.
One of Edgar Tattersall's grandsons, Geoff Tattersall, took the time to tell us a little bit about Edgar, and the families response to the news his fathers work was to be performed by the ASO.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:17pm
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:56am
International Women's Day is observed on 8 March every year, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for 2019 is #BalanceforBetter, with a specific aim to build a gender-balanced world, and calls for collective action and shared responsibility. By celebrating the presence of balance and challenging it's absence - year round, not isolated to this one day - we help to bring everyone closer to equality.
With this in mind, we'd like to celebrate the new Chair of our Board of Directors, Kate Gould.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:03pm
As he approaches his fourth and final year with us, Nicholas Carter reflected on some of his career highlights and his time with the ASO as one of the youngest conductors to ever lead an Australian orchestra.
We're going to miss Nicholas Carter, and we're sure you will too, but don't miss your opportunity to catch him in our 2019 season!
Friday, February 01, 2019 10:24am
iOTA will be performing in Adelaide alongside vocalists Brendan Maclean and Prinnie Stevens, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of conductor Buc, Nicolas Buc.
As a musician, iOTA has issued six studio albums and has been nominated for the Best Independent Release ARIA Music Award. He has also won four Helpmann AwardsL Best Actor in a Musical, Best Cabaret Performer, Best New Australian Work and Best Original Score. He is definitely a performer not to be missed!
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4:15pm
On Sunday 10 February, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival Centre will perform a variety of music from both Eastern and Western classical worlds to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
We invite you to explore not only the origin and meaning behind music you might already be familiar with, but take a journey with us through new music and composers as well, expanding your musical horizons in the process. So much music still waits to be discovered!
We have also prepared a playlist for you to familiarise yourself with the music we will be performing.
Delight in the beautiful melding of cultural traditions as we continue the tradition of a symphonic tribute to the Chinese New Year here in Adelaide.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:30am
In the lead up to Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Chinese New Year Concert, Conductor Dane Lam talks about what he loves about Chinese New Year!
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:05pm
It’s just around the corner – our ReMastered Season Opening Gala event. In the celebratory spirit of the occasion we’re encouraging you to dress to impress, so have compiled a few of our favourite ReMastered looks from over the years to help inspire your wardrobe for a night at the symphony.
Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:05pm
For the 82nd year, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has been proud to provide South Australia with the joy of music. As another year comes to a close, it's important to stop to reflect upon achievements and the moments that defined the preceding 12 months. Every concert is a culmination of the combined efforts of hundreds of people, including the orchestra, admin staff, senior management team, venue staff, and so many more.
But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so although we could continue to tell you about our year, instead let us show you.
Monday, December 17, 2018 5:11pm
In the lead up to Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Chinese New Year Concert, Cellist Li-Wei Qin talks about what he loves about Chinese New Year and the differences in the musical approaches of China and Australia.
Friday, December 14, 2018 2:01pm
Adelaide-based composer and electric bassist Ross McHenry chatted with us about his upcoming collaboration with the ASO
Monday, December 03, 2018 12:15pm
Learn a little more about soprano Sara Macliver before our final concert for 2018 - Messiah.
Monday, November 12, 2018 4:43pm
It's that time of year again - the time to start thinking about what to get your family and friends for Christmas.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:40pm
Messiah Conductor, and Handel specialist, Christain Curnyn sat down with us to talk about our performance of this Christmas Classic.
Monday, October 22, 2018 3:02pm
We caught up with our Principal Conductor, Nicholas Carter, ahead of Master Series 10: Joy & Freedom.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:21am
Monday, October 15, 2018 4:45pm
We take a look at 5 iconic collaborations between orchestras and the fashion world.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 5:04pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:47am
We caught up with Oboist, Celia Craig, between rehearsals. She spoke on how the new Oboe Concerto came to be, her personal connection with Judith Weir, and why the oboe is so integral to the continuity of orchestral music.
Monday, September 10, 2018 4:12pm
The ASO goes to China! Read all about it in the travel diary written by Kane Moroney.
Monday, September 10, 2018 2:03pm
We spoke to Actor, Mark Leonard Winter, ahead of his performance as Narrator at Master Series 6: A Time for Heroes
Friday, September 07, 2018 3:15pm
We spoke to ASO subscriber, Hettie Tinsley, about her relationship with the ASO and how she manages to remain a subscriber despite being such an active traveller.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:50pm
Corporate partnerships form an essential part of the fabric of the ASO, facilitating its goal of reaching all sectors of the SA community. Our partnership with KPMG ensures the continuation of our outstanding achievements, including hosting more than 100 concerts each year.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:19am
There's so much to learn about the music in our new program - here are 10 fun facts to get you started!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00am
ASO's Managing Director, Vincent Ciccarello, has had a heavy hand in the direction of the 2019 season - read on to discover his top picks from the new program.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:36am
Our players and staff are parents to quite possibly the cutest dogs in Adelaide.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:47pm
We chat with the man whose subscribed since 1947...
Monday, August 20, 2018 3:02pm
ASO Principal Cello, Simon Cobcroft performs Bruch's beautiful Kol Nidrei as part of Classics Unwrapped 3. In this Q&A he tells us more about the piece and how he got to know it.
Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:48pm
We chat with ASO Subscriber, Susan Lonie.
Monday, August 13, 2018 12:32pm
The ASO will be performing at Paolo Sebastian's couture runway show during this year's Adelaide Fashion Festival.
Thursday, August 02, 2018 1:55pm
We have a chat with Amy Dickson ahead of her performance with the ASO at Masters 5: Romantic Rachmaninov.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:07am
Composer Cathy Milliken chats to InDaily ahead of the Adelaide Guitar Festival Symphony Gala, where her new piece will be performed for the first time.
Monday, July 09, 2018 11:28am
Watch The Angels' Dave Gleeson talk all things Adelaide and ASO on SA Weekender.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:13pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 3:15pm
"The year was 2007; the epoch of cultural awakening marked by Converse shoes, low-rise jeans, beginning of iPhones and finale of the Harry Potter series. Launching of the National HPV Vaccination Program (amen). It was also the year in which my very first encounter with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra took place."
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:43am
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:23pm
We place the spotlight on ASO Emerging Artist in Association, Grace Clifford and the generosity of Angelique and Michael Boileau who support her position.
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:14pm
Music and wine makes the perfect partnership and is one of life’s great pleasures. Tim Adams and Mr. Mick Wines are proud to partner with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to assist their efforts in sustaining and expanding on their artistic vision and community engagements.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:35pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:20am
Nelya Valamanesh is a local DJ with a closer-than-average connection to orchestral music and the ASO. After discovering a love for the orchestra two years ago through our Live Pass student membership, this emerging young DJ brings her own unique sound to the next ReMastered post-concert event with a DJ set showcasing her breadth of musical interest.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:30pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 4:40pm
The appointment of Grace Clifford as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's emerging artist in association signals the institution's enthusiastic embrace of a new generation of musicians. Read this recent City Mag article about Grace's life as a rising star and discover her journey to get there.
Monday, April 16, 2018 11:33am
Owen Morris is the ASO's Principal Trumpet and Player Guest in this year's second instalment of Classics Unwrapped. He talked to us about paying tribute to a Mexican virtuoso trumpeter and what he does to prepare on concert day.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:33pm
David Blumberg is an Adelaide based multi-instrumentalist and composer whose most recent album, the song cycle Gertrude was toured extensively around Australia in 2017 culminating in a performance at MONA in November. David and his quartet will perform re-imaginings from Gertrude, as well as new originals for vocals, bass clarinet, guitar, bass and drums at the REMASTERED afterparty on Fri 20 Apr.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 10:20am
Young clarinettist and senior Woodville High student Marcus Allum is about to take part in our upcoming creative project, The Pierrot Project, and reflects on his involvement in our 2016 The Petrushka Project and what he looks forward to this time around.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 9:17am
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:38pm
Willem King, one of our 2018 ASO Advocates experienced Brett Dean's new opera Hamlet at the Adelaide Festival, and took some time to reflect on the experience of his favourite Shakespeare tragedy brought to life in a new context.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 3:53pm
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is extremely lucky to have a wonderful team of Advocates who share the fantastic work of the ASO with their community and Amanda Norelli is no exception. Have a read through this fantastic note she composed about the upcoming Bernstein on Stage! concert and be reminded why this really is a concert for everyone.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:20am
On Thursday 15 February the ASO rolled out its Encore in VR project at the Southern Yorke Peninsula Community Telecentre. In an ongoing demonstration of our close relationship with the Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (FASO), three volunteers from FASO accompanied me to Yorketown for this exciting, successful event.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:14pm
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:15am
Friday, January 12, 2018 8:16am
We were lucky enough to grab 5 minutes with Andrew De Silva to find out all things music for him. Read on to find out the most embarrassing song on his playlist and what his first live concert experience was. We can't wait to see Andrew in the 2018 concert George Michael: Listen to Your Heart
Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:11am
This week on the blog we have five fabulous minutes with the brilliant Emma Gregan. Emma is a Tutti Horn player and has been with the ASO since 2015. If you are curious to know about the quirks of Emma's instrument and what music she is listening to at the moment, read on and enjoy.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:27pm
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's Come & Play
One of the ways in which your ASO engages with its community is through its Come and Play program. This gives community musicians the opportunity to sit next to professional musicians to experience what it’s like to play in a symphony orchestra.
In 2017, this program was offered on Sunday 30 July and after the event, we asked participant (oboist), Anthony Radogna, for some feedback.
Monday, November 13, 2017 2:30pm
Composer, arranger, pianist and seeker of Happy Times from Adelaide, Mark Simeon Ferguson is busy orchestrating tunes for ASO Does Latin with the Marmalade Man. Our first installment in our 2018 Gigs at Grainger Series will be filled with the exhilarating rhythms of the mambo, samba, tango, and cha-cha—Mark talks about his past collaborations with the orchestra and what he is looking forward to in 2018.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:03pm
Simon Lord, Director of Artistic Planning at the ASO shares his thoughts on the legacy of the great Leonard Bernstein and how we will celebrate it in 2018, the year that would have seen him turn 100.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:46pm
Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director, with a significant recording catalogue and a career as an international soloist. She joins conductor Paul Kildea and the ASO for Taking Flight - a concert that is a 'listening reverie' in the spirit of Plato's idea of music, "giving wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything".
Friday, September 29, 2017 2:45pm
John Williams’ score to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneTM has cemented itself as a great icon of 21st century film music, his signature sound playing a key role in bringing J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world to life. Conductor Nicholas Buc shares his Top Five Magical Moments from this wonderful score.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:35am
This season launch, as most ASO events throughout 2017 have done, completely reiterated for me, the reasons why I joined this fantastic cause.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:13pm
This August, the ASO again offered its hugely popular BIG REHEARSALS program which enables students to be mentored by ASO musicians, as they rehearse and perform together.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:06pm
In 2018, the ASO is proud to reinvent its Artistic Leadership Team with some exciting additions.
Friday, August 11, 2017 7:02pm
Celia Craig was born in Northampton and worked with several different orchestras in the UK before joining the ASO in 2011. Find out how she came to play the oboe and why she is especially looking forward to performing Mozart's Gran Partita with her woodwind colleagues.
Friday, August 11, 2017 9:41am
Acclaimed British conductor Matthew Halls is excited to be returning to Adelaide for an ASO concert he says promises a colourful – at times enigmatic – program showcasing some of his favourite composers.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:39pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:24pm
Geoffrey Collins has played Principal Flute with the ASO since the Ring cycle in 1998. He has performed as a soloist with most of Australia’s leading orchestras and has a particular interest in contemporary music. Geoffrey will be playing the Adelaide Premiere of Ian Munro’s Flute Concerto with the ASO this month.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:31am
Monday, July 17, 2017 8:00am
Today we feature 'five minutes with Mitch Berick' ASO's Principal Bass Clarinet. Mitch has played with the ASO since 2010 and has enjoyed many memorable concerts in those years. Have a read about Mitch's journey to being a professional Clarinet player as well as his love of skiing and his crazy Boston Terrier named Baxter.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:00am
Logan Nutley is 10 years old and from Calliope in Central Queensland. ASO Principal Oboe, Celia Craig is his oboe teacher - via Skype! She invited him to visit the ASO in April this year to see concerts and to meet some other young oboe students. It turned into a trip of lifetime for young Logan.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00pm
ASO Managing Director Vincent Ciccarello's beautiful tribute to our Principal Guest Conductor, Jeffrey Tate, CBE, who passed away on 3 June 2017.
Monday, June 05, 2017 5:18pm
As I enter my third year leading the ASO’s Festival of Learning and Participation, it’s a great time to reflect on the role of the arts in education from a musical perspective. When I talk to musicians the world over, it’s clear that early exposure to music leads not only to a life-long love for the art form, it can also hold great influence over your choice of career. Use me as a case study; music has been my primary passion for as long as I can remember.
Friday, May 19, 2017 9:49am
Ahead of his appearance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra on 26 & 27 May, musical maverick Anthony Marwood takes five minutes to answer a few questions about his upcoming performance, and what he looks forward to when visiting our beautiful city.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:24am
What orchestras arguably need most of all these days are skilled, talented and enthusiastic individuals who can bring the experience of orchestral music to young people. Oddly, they tend to be a small and rare bunch. This is because their abilities need to be spread so widely, across education, conducting, composing, and perhaps above all, communication.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:00am
"It's really refreshing to meet young people who are excited about our music and what we do at the ASO; we're not often a strongly present demographic at symphonic concerts so I feel like there's a really noticeable change in energy in the audience at ReMastered concerts, which somehow feels really tangible and exciting as a performer!"
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 10:00am
In November last year, Owen Morris was appointed to the position of Principal Trumpet with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The ASO’s newest member is also one of the youngest and at just 22 years of age, he already has an impressive career.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30am
Renowned British conductor and ASO regular guest Mark Wigglesworth returns to Adelaide to open our 2017 Master Series with music he loves. Here, Wigglesworth writes about one of his favourite composers.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:30pm
To further strengthen your orchestra, the ASO has made a number of key appointments across its Board of Directors, orchestral and management departments. Meet our newest team members…
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:30pm
This fortnight our Audience Development Coordinator Kane Moroney introduces us to our newest recruits: our ASO Advocates…
Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:30am
Ahead of this Saturday night's first Great Classics concert for Season 2017 - Rhapsody & Symphony - we take a look at the history of Rhapsody in Blue and George Gershwin’s life, and reveal a distant connection between the great American composer and virtuoso pianist Simon Tesdeschi…
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:00pm
Upon his retirement last month from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, former viola section leader Juris Ezergailis was honoured by fellow ASO musicians and staff, in recognition of his 42-year tenure and deep imprint on the orchestra…
Monday, December 12, 2016 11:30am
Horn players Emma Gregan and Alex Miller are our newest orchestra members. The young couple moved from Brisbane to Adelaide last year and were both awarded full-time positions with the ASO…
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:00pm
Flowers matter around the world and Tynte Flowers, a prestigious emporium of all things floral, supply at least 52 bouquets during the ASO season…
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:30pm
Internationally acclaimed young Australian violinist Grace Clifford returns to play with the ASO for the first time since 2014…
Monday, November 07, 2016 12:00pm
Pinchas Zukerman – a world phenomenon in music for over 40 years – returns to the ASO in November, and the ASO players are looking forward to sharing the stage with this phenomenal musician…
From radio ensemble to the world stage, Masters to The Hilltop Hoods, Bowie to musical royalty – we are your orchestra
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:15pm
Nothing compares to hearing a symphony orchestra live. For over 80 years, the ASO has performed world-class music from the classical and romantic periods as well as music by living composers from all over the globe. From Masters to The Hilltop Hoods, Bowie to musical Royalty – come celebrate our 80th birthday with us…
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:30am
First Person with conductor Dr Jeffrey Tate: the British conductor’s awaited return to Australia this week in a new role with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is a coup, says Louise Nunn…
Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:00am
ASO Director, Artistic Planning Simon Lord tells us what it takes to put together the ASO’s orchestral season and what he’s been doing to prepare for the ASO’s Season 2017 launch on 29 September…
Monday, September 19, 2016 11:30am
The ASO’s very own Simon Cobcroft (Principal Cello) hopped on the tram with City Messenger reporter Sophie Perri to chat about his upcoming solo performance in Elgar’s Cello Concert and his other obsession aside from the cello – food.
Monday, September 05, 2016 10:00am
Acclaimed Russian pianist Alexei Volodin makes his debut with the ASO in September, and chats with us about his take on Brahms’s grand and powerful Second Piano Concerto and who he’d love to meet in a bar…
Monday, August 15, 2016 4:00pm
The ASO’s very own Martin Butler (viola) directed our Community Concert series earlier year. He’s about to head out into the community again with a visit to community centres in Findon, Hillcrest, Pooraka, Morphett Vale and Tusmore and he chats with us about why the ASO’s new community initiative is so important and so special…
Monday, August 15, 2016 3:45pm
#REMASTERED 2 took place on Fri 5 Aug. The cohort of Under 30s attendees enjoyed a performance by the ASO, followed by an afterparty at WOTSO WorkSpace on Flinders St. The evening in pictures…
Monday, August 15, 2016 3:30pm
ASO favourite Guy Noble returns this week for Classics Unwrapped #2 and chats with us about why he’s looking forward to Big Egos, Big Music…
Monday, August 01, 2016 11:10am
ASO Principal Oboist Celia Craig tells us why she’s looking forward to Glorious Brahms, and why the beautiful second movement of the Brahms’s Violin Concerto is both challenging and sublime to play…
Monday, August 01, 2016 11:00am
American violinist and Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster, Noah Bendix-Balgley joins the ASO in August, and chats with us about his take on Brahms’s monumental Violin Concerto and who he’d love to invite for dinner…
Monday, July 18, 2016 11:10am
ASO Principal 1st Violin Shirin Lim tells us why she’s looking forward to Simone Young’s return to the ASO, and what she’s been doing to prepare for this big concert on 23 July…
Monday, July 18, 2016 11:00am
The orchestra is the pinnacle of human community – a form where dozens of people work as one to create music that elevates us all. To match this, black tie, with elegant flashes of brilliance – a jewel or strip of precious metal at the neck – is the only option.
Take a behind-the-scenes peek at CityMag’s urban photo shoot at hip Bowden studio Tenth and Gibson...
Monday, July 04, 2016 12:10pm
Our very own concertmaster, Natsuko Yoshimoto sits down and talks with us ahead of the next concert in our Mozart at Elder matinee series this Wednesday, 6 July at 11.30am...
Monday, July 04, 2016 12:00pm
Internationally acclaimed, Australian-born Simone Young returns to the ASO in July to conduct Mahler’s Monumental Symphony No 6, paired perfectly with Schubert’s radiantly optimistic Unfinished Symphony, and tells us what it’s like to come home to Australia to conduct the music she loves…
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:10pm
Performing one of Prokofiev’s most successful and popular concert works, award-winning Russian-born, Adelaide-based pianist Konstantin Shamray returns to the ASO in June for Dazzling Prokofiev. Konstantin Shamray tells us why he loves playing Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto and why this special work resonates with his heart…
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00pm
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has launched a piece filmed at its Classics Unwrapped series online via YouTube and Facebook 360, and now audiences can view the ASO in virtual reality from anywhere. In this innovative concert-going experience, audiences move around the concert hall and experience 360-degree views of the orchestra with immersive sound to view and hear over 60 Adelaide Symphony Orchestra musicians on stage performing Sibelius’ stirring symphonic poem, Finlandia...