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Travel Diary: The Bush Concert goes to China

Monday, September 10, 2018 4:12pm
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The ASO goes to China! Read all about it in the travel diary written by Kane Moroney. 

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5 Minutes with Mark Leonard Winter

Monday, September 10, 2018 2:03pm
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We spoke to Actor, Mark Leonard Winter, ahead of his performance as Narrator at Master Series 6: A Time for Heroes.

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Subscriber Stories: Hettie Tinsley

Friday, September 07, 2018 3:15pm
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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. 

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20 years of partnership: KPMG and the ASO

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:50pm
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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.

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10 interesting facts from the 2019 season

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:19am
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There's so much to learn about the music in our new program - here are 10 fun facts to get you started!

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5 Minutes with Vincent Ciccarello

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00am
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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.

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The Dogs of ASO

Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:36am
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Our players and staff are parents to quite possibly the cutest dogs in Adelaide.

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Subscriber Stories: Ian Hodgson

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:47pm
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We chat with the man whose subscribed since 1947...

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Cello Spotlight: Bruch's Kol Nidrei

Monday, August 20, 2018 3:02pm
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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.

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Subscriber Stories: Susan Lonie

Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:48pm
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We chat with ASO Subscriber, Susan Lonie.

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5 minutes with Paul Vasileff

Monday, August 13, 2018 12:32pm
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The ASO will be performing at Paolo Sebastian's couture runway show during this year's Adelaide Fashion Festival .

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5 minutes with Amy Dickson

Thursday, August 02, 2018 1:55pm
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We have a chat with Amy Dickson ahead of her performance with the ASO at Masters 5: Romantic Rachmaninov.

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‘Bathe in sound – let your ears decide’

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:07am
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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.

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My SA with Dave Gleeson from The Angels

Monday, July 09, 2018 11:28am
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Watch The Angels' Dave Gleeson talk all things Adelaide and ASO on SA Weekender.

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Playing his own tune: ASO’s Adrian Uren

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:13pm
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The wonderful Brand SA recently featured ASO Principal Horn Adrien Uren in their local entertainment news section. Read more about  Adrien and his pet Monitor Lizard, Komodo. 

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Student Life with a Live Pass

Friday, June 22, 2018 3:15pm
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"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."

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Get to know Sumi Jo

Monday, June 18, 2018 9:43am
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Ahead of the much anticipated Sumi Jo - Mad for Love concert we have put together an interactive post so you can have a glimpse into the life of this international Soprano. 

 

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A Graceful Partnership

Friday, June 15, 2018 2:23pm
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We place the spotlight on ASO Emerging Artist in Association, Grace Clifford and the generosity of Angelique and Michael Boileau who support her position. 

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Music and Wine makes the perfect partnership

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.

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Kate Ceberano talks Disco

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:35pm
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Ahead of the upcoming The Studio: 54 Reasons to Party, we asked Kate Ceberano what Disco tracks hold great memories for her and we think you will love turning back the clock and listening to these tracks. They might even inspire you to practice your dance moves before the concert. 

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REMASTERED: an interview with DJ Nelya

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:20am
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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.

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Simon Cobcroft and his powerful Kennedy

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:30pm
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We love watching the incredible passion and talent Simon Cobcroft, ASO Principal Cello brings to each concert and we are sure you do too. Find out a little more about Simon ahead of his performance in Mozart at Elder 2, performing Saint-Saëns's first Cello Concerto.

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Rising Star Grace Clifford

Friday, April 27, 2018 4:40pm
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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. 

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Owen Morris plays with Mexican Fire

Monday, April 16, 2018 11:33am
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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.

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REMASTERED: an interview with David Blumberg

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:33pm
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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.

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Marcus Allum - From Petrushka to Pierrot

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 10:20am
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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. 

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Nothing else matters but music...

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 9:17am
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Konstantin Shamray performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with the ASO on 19 & 20 April in Konstantin Plays Tchaikovsky (Master Series 2)

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Hamlet

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:38pm
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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.

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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. 

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ASO Encore in Virtual Reality

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:20am
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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.

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Five minutes with Natsuko Yoshimoto

Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:14pm
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Hear from ASO Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto about the upcoming Classics Unwrapped concert Young Talent Time. Natsuko provides excellent insights into the composers featured in this concert and tells us how she prepares on concert day.

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Five minutes with Jason Lai

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:15am
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Delve into five minutes with conductor Jason Lai ahead of our special event Chinese New Year concert in February. Jason explores everything from Orchestra etiquette to his go to Karaoke song. Grab a cuppa and have a read.

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Five minutes with Andrew De Silva

Friday, January 12, 2018 8:16am
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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

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Five minutes with Emma Gregan

Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:11am
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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. 

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Come & Play!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:27pm
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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.

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Who is the Marmalade Man?

Monday, November 13, 2017 2:30pm
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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.

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Bernstein at 100

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:03pm
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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.

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Taking Flight with Genevieve Lacey

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:46pm
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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".

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Five minutes with Trevor Ashley

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:59am
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This week on the blog we take five minutes with Trevor Ashley to talk all about his upcoming November concert 'Diamonds are for Trevor' and find out how he prepares to perform as the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey. 

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Conductor Nicolas Buc shares his top 5 Magical Moments

Friday, September 29, 2017 2:45pm
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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.

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An Awe Inspiring Season Launch

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.

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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. 

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ASO's 2018 Artistic Leadership Team

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:06pm

In 2018, the ASO is proud to reinvent its Artistic Leadership Team with some exciting additions.

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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.

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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.

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Five minutes with Alina Ibragimova

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:39pm
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This week on the blog we take five minutes with Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova who will play Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1 at the Great Classics 2 Concert; Puppets and Pranksters. Read what Alina loves most about performing this piece and how she prepares for concert day. 

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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.

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Nicholas Carter on 'A Night in Vienna'

Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:31am
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Today on the blog we hear from ASO Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter on the upcoming A Night in Vienna concerts and get an insight into why Nicholas 'is such a sucker for this music'. 

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Five minutes with Mitch Berick

Monday, July 17, 2017 8:00am
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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.

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An experience of a lifetime

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:00am
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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.

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Vale Sir Jeffrey Tate CBE

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00pm
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ASO Managing Director Vincent Ciccarello's beautiful tribute to our Principal Guest Conductor, Jeffrey Tate, CBE, who passed away on 3 June 2017.

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How Music Became the Love of my Life

Monday, June 05, 2017 5:18pm
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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.

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Five minutes with Anthony Marwood

Friday, May 19, 2017 9:49am
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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.

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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.

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#REMASTERED makes its entrance for 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:00am
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"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!"

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Backstage with… Owen Morris

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 10:00am
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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.

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Unconditional gifts

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30am
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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.

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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…

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Welcoming our first class of ASO Advocates

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:30pm

This fortnight our Audience Development Coordinator Kane Moroney introduces us to our newest recruits: our ASO Advocates…

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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

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Bravo to retiring musician Juris Ezergailis

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:00pm
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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…

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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…

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The Evolution of a Bouquet

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:00pm
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Flowers matter around the world and Tynte Flowers, a prestigious emporium of all things floral, supply at least 52 bouquets during the ASO season…

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Internationally acclaimed young Australian violinist Grace Clifford returns to play with the ASO for the first time since 2014…

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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…

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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…

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First Person with conductor Dr Jeffrey Tate

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:30am
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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…

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Juggling & Jigsaws: How we put the ASO Season together

Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:00am
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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…

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Hop on the tram with the ASO’s Simon Cobcroft

Monday, September 19, 2016 11:30am
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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.

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Q&A with Alexei Volodin

Monday, September 05, 2016 10:00am
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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…

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The ASO out and about

Monday, August 15, 2016 4:00pm
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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…

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#REMASTERED

Monday, August 15, 2016 3:45pm
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#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…

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Q&A with Guy Noble

Monday, August 15, 2016 3:30pm
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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…

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Tales of the most beautiful oboe solo

Monday, August 01, 2016 11:10am
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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…

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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…

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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…

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Con brillante

Monday, July 18, 2016 11:00am
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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...

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String reflections

Monday, July 04, 2016 12:10pm
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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...

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Young’s contemplation of monumental Mahler

Monday, July 04, 2016 12:00pm
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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…

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The elemental force of Shamray

Monday, June 20, 2016 12:10pm
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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…

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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...

 

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