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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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