“Music is important for the following reasons: it is abstract, it doesn’t mean anything outside itself. Music does not describe. Music does not narrate. Music does not tell stories. Music evokes. Music suggests, music implies, and music opens up the mind of a child in an extraordinary way. This abstraction about what music is offers a child the chance to move into a really special way of thinking.”
We at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra firmly believe in Richard’s message; it’s a belief that underpins our commitment to present concerts for families and the wider community.