China & South Korea Tour

More than 20 years after its ground-breaking Asian tour, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is set to take 66 musicians to China and Korea in October 2019.

Image by Claudio Raschella

To be led by its Artist-in-Association, the legendary violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman, we will join an elite group of the world’s leading orchestras when we perform at the prestigious Beijing Music Festival and the Shanghai International Arts Festival.

Of special significance is our inaugural visit to two other spectacular venues: the Tongyeong Concert Hall, our sister UNESCO City of Music’s premier music centre; and the opulent Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theatre.

The tour builds on the recent engagement projects we have undertaken with China and local Chinese community.

International tour details

Fri 18 October

Zhuhai, China

Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theatre

Sun 20 October

Shanghai, China

Shanghai International Arts Festival

Outdoor concert (afternoon) & Shanghai Symphony Hall (evening)

Tues 22 October

Beijing, China

Beijing Music Festival

Fri 26 October

Tongyeong, Republic of Korea

Tongyeong Concert Hall

School concert (morning) & Evening concert

Musical program


Beethoven – Egmont: Overture
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5 ‘Turkish’
Elgar – Enigma Variations


Beethoven – Egmont: Overture
Mozart – Piano Concerto No 17 in G(K.453)
Michel Béroff, piano
Elgar – Enigma Variations

Support the tour

Help your orchestra excel on the world stage. This tour has been made possible with the generous support of Government of South Australia, BHP, Australia-Korea Foundation and donors: Didy McLaurin, Robert Kenrick, Joan Lyons, Peter & Pamela McKee, Nunn Dimos Foundation, Michael Davis AO & Leonie Schmidt, and two anonymous donors.

Touring an orchestra is an expensive undertaking and we invite you to help us wave the ASO flag abroad by making a donation towards this special project. Please contact Hannah Truth on 8233 6235 to make a gift or download the form below.

Zukerman’s Elgar – Master Series 9

Master Series

Zukerman’s Elgar – Master Series 9

Adelaide Town Hall

Thu 31 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2019

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Zukerman’s Elgar – Master Series 9

2019 Season

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Recording courtesy of ABC Classic

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