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The Meditation Series: Silence

  • Where Grainger Studio
  • Price Tickets from $50
The Meditation Series: Silence

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  • 60 mins Duration* Due to the nature of live music, the duration listed is an estimate only.
  • No Interval
  • Grainger Studio Location
  • Special Event Category

About

Silence, as performed by the ASO, is a meditation and symphony concert in one. This 60-minute event is performed in near darkness with no interval, no applause, and no distraction. 60 seconds of silence between each piece transforms the listening process into a completely uninterrupted experience.

Musicians in the western world know that there are 12 notes in the musical alphabet. There is, however, the seldom acknowledged 13th note. Yet it has always existed, and some of our greatest composers have used it to astonishing effect.

The space between the two sets of four notes in the opening bars of Beethoven’s iconic 5th Symphony is that 13th note. The note is silence.

Silence is everywhere but hidden. It is both peaceful and unnerving.

This Valentine’s Day, indulge in a performance unlike any other. With the option to recline on a yoga-mat before the world-class Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, join us and enter the world of silence.

Vaccination Policy

As a condition of entry all persons aged 12 and over will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption to gain entry to this event.

  • Patrons will need to show their COVID-19 digital certificate on their smart device (as part of the QR Code check in process) OR provide photo identification with a printed immunisation certificate.
  • Those with an official medical exemption will need to show their certificate of exemption
  • For the safety of our patrons and players, please do not attend a concert if you feel unwell or have cold or flu-like symptoms.

Featuring

Program to include

  • Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Elgar Sospiri
  • Edwards Enyato I: Sereno
  • Tavener Veni Creator Spiritus: Puro e tranquillo
  • Pärt Silhouan’s Song
  • Barber Adagio for Strings
  • Richter On The Nature of Daylight
  • Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012: II. Allemande

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