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Space Race

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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


Travel back in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing as the ASO brings to life award-winning author Phil Cummings’ new book with music composed by Glyn Lehmann.

When the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1 became the first satellite to orbit the Earth – the race was on! Caught by surprise the US was determined to stay in the race. As the world watched on in fascination, there were also many unforgettable personal moments. Experience the drama and excitement of this incredible time and, amidst it all, relive Phil’s own heart-warming childhood recollection of 21 July 1969.

After the concert, join author Phil Cummings in the foyer where you’ll be able to purchase a copy of his book Touch the Moon and have it signed.

Suitability: ages 5+

Image from Touch the Moon, by Phil Cummings, illustrated by Coral Tulloch, published by Allen & Unwin. Copyright © Coral Tulloch, 2019.

Free Pre-Concert Talks

Discover more about the music with Classical Conversations, our free pre-concert talks before each Symphony Series concert. Enjoy relaxed discussions where artists, conductors, composers, and ASO players share personal insights about the music. Classical Conversations occur one hour prior to each concert in the stalls of the Adelaide Town Hall.

Program to include

  • Beethoven Symphony No.5: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Debussy Clair de lune
  • Holst The Planets: Mars
  • Lehmann Space Race

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