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5 Minutes with ASO Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:03pm
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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! 

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5 Minutes With Dane Lam

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!

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5 Minutes With Li-Wei Qin

Monday, December 17, 2018 5:11pm
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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. 

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5 Minutes With Ross McHenry

Friday, December 14, 2018 2:01pm
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Adelaide-based composer and electric bassist Ross McHenry chatted with us about his upcoming collaboration with the ASO

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5 Minutes with Sara Macliver

Monday, December 03, 2018 12:15pm

Learn a little more about soprano Sara Macliver before our final concert for 2018 - Messiah.

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5 Minutes with Nicholas Carter

Monday, October 22, 2018 3:02pm
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We caught up with our Principal Conductor, Nicholas Carter, ahead of Master Series 10: Joy & Freedom

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Get to know Champion The Boy

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:21am

Local music maker, Champion The Boy (AKA Ira Gontcharov), will be playing for us at the next ReMastered party. We caught up with her for a chat. Get to know her before you boogy with her!

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Celia Craig on Judith Weir's new Oboe Concerto

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.

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5 Minutes with Mark Leonard Winter

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

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Cello Spotlight: Bruch's Kol Nidrei

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.

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‘Bathe in sound – let your ears decide’

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.

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My SA with Dave Gleeson from The Angels

Monday, July 09, 2018 11:28am

Watch The Angels' Dave Gleeson talk all things Adelaide and ASO on SA Weekender.

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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

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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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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Simon Cobcroft and his powerful Kennedy

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:30pm

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

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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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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Five minutes with Anthony Marwood

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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