Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:00am
On Fri 31 Mar, we kicked off the first of four 18 – 30 year old concert and afterparty events for 2017 with #REMASTERED: Silver & Gold. Ticket holders were treated first to a concert in the Adelaide Town Hall featuring music by Strauss, Korngold and Brahms. Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai made her long-awaited ASO debut performing the Korngold Violin Concerto with celebrated British conductor Mark Wigglesworth on the podium.
ASO Horn player, Emma Gregan says “the Remastered events have really created a buzz among 30 and Under audiences at ASO concerts. 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! I do really enjoy the post-concert events, it's a chilled out vibe where we can kick on a bit later with some drinks, awesome local live music, and have a great time with the 30 & Under audiences that love what we do!”
At the conclusion of the concert, the 70 ticket holders were whisked away to the Treasury Underground (a series of tunnels constructed in 1839) underneath the Adina Apartment Hotel, next door to the Adelaide Town Hall for the afterparty. Guests were treated to live entertainment from Delia Obst and her three piece band, featuring vocals, drum kit and vibraphone at one end of the tunnels, and free-flowing beverages from Mr. Mick Wines and Pirate Life Beer at the bar in the middle, and a space to chat and unwind with others at the far end. Staff at the Adina Treasury provided the catering, and guests enjoyed all food, drink and entertainment included in the cost of their ticket.
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth, soloist Akiko Suwanai and musicians from the ASO joined the celebrations. Guests were able to chat with them about the music, performance, life in the orchestra and touring the world. A highlight of the evening for Sylvie Huigen, as someone new to concertgoing, was “talking to Mark Wigglesworth!” – sometimes you have no idea what goes in to life in the orchestral music world, and what it takes for a conductor to prepare for a concert in the midst of a crazy international schedule. Whilst they may have conducted a work many times, every performance has to bring something new and exciting.
ASO Advocates Sylvie (left) and Elliette (right) with conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Lisa, Nelya, Kate and Shan
Anton and Laura
ASO Advocate Margot and Live Pass members Genevieve and Macintyre
Delia Obst and her band performing at the afterparty
ASO musicians Alex and Jono with Lauren
Ana, Olaf, Chao and Sam
Ash, Seb, Pedro and India
ASO Live Pass members Dylan, Dani, Yundi and Anne
#REMASTERED: Fateful Tchaikovsky on Fri 16 Jun is the next in this 18 – 30 series for 2017. Tickets are available at aso.com.au/remastered