FAQ: Symphony of Angels | Frequently Asked Questions

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Will this event go ahead in the case of rain?

This event will proceed in the case of light rain. If there is severe weather (including heavy rain or strong winds), we will contact ticket holders directly via SMS.

Will there be food and drinks available?

There will be a range of bars and food trucks available from 6pm when gates open.

Do I need to bring my own chair?

No, this a seated venue with chairs provided. If you are seated in the Steps, you are encouraged to bring your own cushion for comfort.

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Free Family Fun at FOFO

Held over two consecutive weekends 27-28 November and 4-5 December at Adelaide Showground, ASO’s Free Family Fun days will have something for everyone young and old.

Sweet and Spice performers from Slack Taxi

Join us for Free Family Fun!

Opening times:
Sat 4 Dec | 1.45pm – 5pm
Sun 5 Dec | 9.45am – 1pm

The program is a whole lot of FREE musical fun to be had outdoors.  ASO have put together a fun filled line-up of musical entertainment suitable for all ages and abilities that will have you up and grooving to the beat from big band, the mambo and cha-cha as well as classic to contemporary orchestral music.

  • Concerts Performances from a wide range of community groups and ASO performers
  • Workshops Interactive workshops will introduce children and adults alike to a wide range of musical styles
  • Food and Drink Treats and healthy meals to refuel are available from a great selection of pop up food trucks, throughout the day
  • Entertainment Roving balloon makers, stilt walkers and marching bands will keep your kids entertained all day
  • Sound and Sensory-friendly break-out tent developed in partnership with Can:Do 4Kids

No bookings required for the Free Family Fun concerts – just come along and enjoy the music outdoors!
Due to limited capacity, bookings required for Free Family Fun workshops only.

Download a copy of our printable schedule to see what’s happening across all our Free Family Fun days! Print it out, stick it to the fridge and join us for weekends full of free musical fun!

Saturday 27 November

2.10–2.40pm | Workshop Tent
Crafty Music Makers

Create your own rain stick, rhythm rocks or even a magic conductor’s baton in this crafty creative instrument making session. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

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2.40–3.20pm | Stage
Latin Ensemble

The Elder Conservatorium Latin Ensemble is a vibrant and energetic 22-member juggernaut playing Mambo, Son, Cha Cha and a bit of funk! They play tunes by Tito Puento, Tito Rodriguez and director Mark Simeon Ferguson and are joined by the Con’s jazz trumpet teacher Lazaro Numa, an international star of the Cuban musical tradition.

3.20–3.50pm | Workshop Tent
Body Beats

Facilitated by renowned drummer Kyrie Anderson, stomp, pat clap and snap your way through this fun and interactive workshop. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

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3.50–4.30pm | Stage
Army Band Adelaide

The Australian Army Band Adelaide will have your toes tapping as they present everything from jazz to classical and Broadway to rock. This program will showcase the versatility of your own Australian Army Band in a feast of musical delights that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

4.30–5.00pm | Workshop Tent
Body Beats

Facilitated by renowned drummer Kyrie Anderson, stomp, pat clap and snap your way through this fun and interactive workshop. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Sunday 28 November

10–10.40am | Stage
I want to Be A Musician

Join multi-instrumentalist Adam Page on a wild musical ride that will explain just how awesome it is to be a musician, and proving there’s a musician in all us – whether we know it or not!

10.40–11.20am | Workshop Tent
Music Discovery

The youngest members of your family will discover different instruments through interactive stories, songs and musical demonstrations.

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11.50–12.30 | Stage
K&N Brass

Join K&N Brass for an entertaining program of brass band music. Featuring a selection of classical, popular and movie tunes, this concert will have something for everyone to enjoy.

12.20–1.15pm | Workshop Tent
Creative Music Workshop

Come and engage in a fun, fast and energised creative music workshop where we create a new piece of music together in under an hour! Open to children aged 8 and up and suitable for all levels of musical experience (including total beginners). Bring your instrument if you play one, or use the percussion instruments that we provide. This session will be delivered by the Open Music Academy, the outreach program run by University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music. Led by acclaimed musician and educator Julian Ferraretto, with special guest artist Vonda Last, a Ngaanyatjarra singer and songwriter.

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Saturday 4 December

2.15–2.45pm | Workshop Tent
Crafty Music Makers

Create your own rain stick, rhythm rocks or even a magic conductor’s baton in this crafty creative instrument making session.

BOOK HERE

2.50–3.20pm | Stage
Orchestra Fantastica!

Have you ever heard an oboe? Or seen how blowing air through your lips can make a trumpet work? Join presenters Susan Ferguson and Peter Duggan as they get up close and personal with the instruments of the orchestra. With energetic songs and groovy dance moves you can join in and find out what makes the orchestra so fantastica!

3.20–3.50pm | Workshop Tent
Crafty Music Makers

Create your own rain stick, rhythm rocks or even a magic conductor’s baton in this crafty creative instrument making session.

BOOK HERE

3.50–4.30pm | Stage
Royal Australian Navy Band SA Jazz Ensemble

The RAN Band SA Jazz Ensemble is a vibrant combination featuring trumpet, tenor and alto saxophone, trombone, rhythm section and vocals. Be treated to rich arrangements of jazz standards and original pieces composed by the band’s own players, highlighting the diverse musical talents of our local musicians.

4.30–5.00pm | Workshop Tent
Music Discovery

The youngest members of your family will discover different instruments through interactive stories, songs and musical demonstrations.

BOOK HERE

Sunday 5 December

10–10.40am | Stage
I want to Be A Musician

Join multi-instrumentalist Adam Page on a wild musical ride that will explain just how awesome it is to be a musician, and proving there’s a musician in all us – whether we know it or not!

10.40–11.25am | Workshop Tent
Tale of the Fire Phoenix

The ancient Greeks and Egyptians described a mythical bird called the Phoenix, a magnificent creature that was a symbol of renewal and rebirth. According to legend, each Phoenix lived for 500 years, and only one Phoenix lived at a time. Just before its time was up, the Phoenix built a nest and set itself on fire.

Discover this story, told through music by composer Zhao Liang.

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This program is presented as part of the ASO’s Floods of Fire project, and is supported by ArtsSA

11.25am–12.15pm | Stage
Elder Conservatorium Big Band

Experience the true Big Band sound as the Elder Con Big Band showcase an entertaining selection of music from the traditions of Count Basie and Duke Ellington through to contemporary classics.

12.15-1pm | Workshop Tent
Tale of the Fire Phoenix

The ancient Greeks and Egyptians described a mythical bird called the Phoenix, a magnificent creature that was a symbol of renewal and rebirth. According to legend, each Phoenix lived for 500 years, and only one Phoenix lived at a time. Just before its time was up, the Phoenix built a nest and set itself on fire.

Discover this story, told through music by composer Zhao Liang.

BOOK HERE

This program is presented as part of the ASO’s Floods of Fire project, and is supported by ArtsSA

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Festival of Orchestra

Blu(e) Planet II

Adelaide Showground

Sat 4 Dec 2021

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Blu(e) Planet II

Immerse yourself in Blue Planet II, Live in Concert, an awe-inspiring and epic experience on a giant screen, set to the mesmerising score by Hans Zimmer, and hosted by Dr Karl

Festival of Orchestra

Blu(e) Planet II

Adelaide Showground

Sat 4 Dec 2021

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Blu(e) Planet II

Immerse yourself in Blue Planet II, Live in Concert, an awe-inspiring and epic experience on a giant screen, set to the mesmerising score by Hans Zimmer, and hosted by Dr Karl

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