Festival of Learning

Nothing quite sums up the spirit of the ASO’s Learning Program as much as our annual concerts for schools with Paul Rissmann. With a belief that participation in music is at the heart of learning, this immersive week of activity incorporates professional development for teachers and concerts with a focus on inclusivity and participation for students of all ages and abilities.

In this year’s Festival of Learning Paul presents his new concert Earth, Wind and Fire for upper secondary students exploring the making of selected masterworks. Continuing a tradition of setting storybooks to music and incorporating song and movement, for the younger audiences we offer Giddy Goat – a tale of bravery, growth and self-belief from author Jamie Rix and illustrated by Lynne Chapman. And, for middle-upper primary Paul presents Dreams of Air and Flight based on a beautiful story by Grahame Baker-Smith which is sure to set imaginations soaring.

Teacher PD sessions will be held at the ASO Grainger Studio for Giddy Goat and Dreams of Air & Flight. Students will then be able to learn the songs before attending the concert, giving them the opportunity to actively participate in the performance.

Are you a DECD category 1-3 school?

Thanks to the Commonwealth Bank for its support through a community grant, in 2018 the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer category 1-3 schools the opportunity to access free transport and tickets to our Festival of Learning. Please click here for full details and to apply.


July 2019

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Earth, Wind and Fire

In this exciting concert for secondary schools, Paul Rissmann will guide your students through a musical landscape inspired by ... More info.

Wed 31 Jul 10:00am
Wed 31 Jul 12:00pm
Adelaide Town Hall

August 2019

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Giddy Goat

Giddy Goat is a picture book by Jamie Rix and Lynne Chapman telling the story of Giddy, a mountain ... More info.

Thu 1 Aug 10:00am
Thu 1 Aug 12:00pm
Adelaide Town Hall

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Dreams of Air & Flight

SOLD OUT This highly interactive concert experience, inspired by FArTHER – the beautiful and ... More info.

Fri 2 Aug 10:00am
Adelaide Town Hall