ASO COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Update | Thursday 30 November 2020

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, particularly in regards to international and interstate travel for guest artists and conductors, the ASO made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone a number of events during the 2020 season.

All ticket holders to the events listed below have been contacted directly regarding refunds, credits and donations. If you have any queries please contact us, quoting order numbers if you are a ticket holder. 

Please stay tuned for more news and continue to visit the wonderful content in the ASO Virtual Concert Hall.

The latest concerts and events affected so far are:

An evening of Italian Classics – Cancelled
Sat 21 Nov

Mozart at Elder Four – Cancelled
Wed 2 Dec

A full list of affected concerts including those previously announced can be found below this update.

Ticketing Details:

In every instance, if an event has been cancelled, ticket holders will receive communication from the relevant booking agency to confirm cancellation arrangements. In accordance with Australian Consumer Law, refunds will be offered wherever a concert or event has been cancelled.

Credits and donations
Many of our patrons have asked if there are alternatives to refunds that will help the ASO through this unprecedented period. For those who are able, please consider converting some or all of your ticket value to:

• a tax-deductible donation or
• a credit note for future use

Details and instructions on how to convert tickets them to a credit note or donation will be provided to ticket holders by email or phone shortly.

Postponed concerts and events
If an event has been postponed, or rescheduled, we ask you to hold on to your tickets until the new dates are announced. If the new dates are not suitable, ticket holders will then be given the opportunity to secure a full refund or take up one of the options mentioned above.

Stay tuned and stay healthy
Above all, we’re primarily concerned with the health and wellbeing of you, our supporters, our employees, and our suppliers, and the ASO stands ready to play its part in controlling the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to being able to entertain, motivate and inspire our audiences. We appreciate your patience and support in what are unprecedented times.

The current concerts and events affected by COVID-19 so far are:

Postponed Concerts:

  • Ben Folds: The Symphonic Tour Thu 19 March – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED Sat 6 Feb 2021
  • She Speaks: Festival of Women Composers Wed 24 Jun – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED Sat 19 June 2021
  • Classical Hits with Guy Noble Fri 26 & Sat 27 Jun – postponed until second half of 2021
  • Beethoven: The Symphonies Concert Series Wed 16, Sat 19, Wed 23 & Sat 26 Sept – postponed until second half of 2021

Cancelled Concerts

  • Come and Play Sat 21 March – cancelled
  • Natsuko Plays Brahms – Master Series 2 Fri 3 and Sat 4 April – cancelled
  • Mozart at Elder One Wed 8 April – cancelled
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi In Concert, Sat 18 April – cancelled
  • Classics Unwrapped 2 – Royalty Wed 20 May – cancelled
  • Tchaikovsky’s Daydreams – Master Series 3 Thu 23 and Fri 24 April – cancelled
  • UNPLUGGED: Nirvana Reimagined Fri 22 and Sat 23 May – cancelled
  • Essential Mendelssohn Master Series 4 Fri 29 and Sat 30 May – cancelled
  • Finders Keepers Fri 5 June – cancelled
  • Heroic Horns – Master Series 5 Fri 12 and Sat 13 June – cancelled
  • Love and Passion Master Series 6 Fri 24 & Sat 25 Jul – cancelled
  • Mozart at Elder 2 Wed 12 Aug – cancelled
  • Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin Fri 14 & Sat 15 Aug – cancelled
  • Heavenly Visions – Master Series 7 Thu 20 & Fri 21 Aug – cancelled
  • Big Hits of the Small Screen Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct – cancelled
  • Our Place – Master Series 8 Fri 16 & Fri 17 Oct – cancelled
  • Magic and Mystery – Master Series 9 Fri 30 & Sat 31 Oct – cancelled
  • An evening of Italian Classics – Sat 21 Nov – cancelled
  • Orchestral Journey – Master Series 10 Fri 27 & Sat 28 Nov – cancelled
  • Mozart at Elder Four Wed 2 Dec – cancelled
  • Pictures Project Creative Project 7–11 Dec – cancelled
  • Pictures Project Concert Fri 11 Dec – cancelled
  • Classics Unwrapped 4: Christmas Wed 9 Dec – cancelled
  • Messiah Fri 18 & Sat 19 Dec – cancelled

Showcase Series

Ben Folds: The Symphonic Tour

Thebarton Theatre

Fri 5 Feb & Sat 6 Feb 2021

View event

Ben Folds: The Symphonic Tour

Symphony Series

Joyous Reminiscence – Symphony Series 1

Festival Theatre

Fri 12 Feb & Sat 13 Feb 2021

View event

Joyous Reminiscence – Symphony Series 1

See all concerts

Teacher Symposium

2021 Teacher Symposium

Thebarton Community Centre

Sat 13 Mar 2021

View event

2021 Teacher Symposium

See Learning Program

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