Podcasts

Welcome to the home of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's Classical Conversations podcast - our new insight series taking you behind the music and into the lives of artists.

These podcasts are recorded live during our Classical Conversations which take place one hour prior to all Master Series concerts. All recorded performance audio is of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and kindly used with permission from ABC Classic FM.

Konstantin Plays Tchaikovsky

Pianist, author and presenter Anna Goldsworthy and piano soloist Konstantin Shamray discuss the programmed works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Bartok from our Konstantin Plays Tchaikovsky performances which took place on 19 & 20 Apr 2018. This podcast was recorded live on Thu 19 Apr 2018 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Organ Symphony

Popular conductor, broadcaster and educator Graham Abbott is joined by ASO Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter to discuss the works by Wagner, Bernstein and Saint-Saëns from our Organ Symphony program which took place on 6 & 7 Apr 2018. This podcast was recorded live on Sat 7 Apr 2018 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Beauty & Defiance

ASO Double Bass Belinda Kendall-Smith and Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter explore the spectrum of musical ideas in works on our Beauty & Defiance program - Sibelius' En Saga, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2, and Shostakovich's Symphony No.5. This podcast was recorded live on Sat 2 Dec 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Pilgrimage of the Soul

ASO Principal Oboe Celia Craig and President of the National Trust of South Australia, Norman Etherington, discuss the works on our Pilgrimage of the Soul program - Vaughan Williams' The Wasps: Overture, Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1 and Elgar's Symphony No.2. This podcast was recorded live on Fri 13 Oct 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

In Nature's Realm

Violinist and head of strings at the Elder Conservatorium Elizabeth Layton and ASO concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto discuss the works from our In Nature's Realm program - Elgar's Sospiri, Dvorák's Silent Woods, Mozart's Violin Concerto No.3 and Dvorák's Symphony No.8. This podcast was recorded live on Fri 29 Sep 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Portraits & Variations

Australian composer Ian Munro and ASO artistic administrator Stevan Pavlovic explore Ian's new flute concerto along with  the other works from our Portraits & Variations program - Brahms' Haydn Variations, , Beethoven's Prometheus: Overture and Elgar's mysterious Enigma Variations. This podcast was recorded live on Sat 12 Aug 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Puppets & Pranksters

Conductor and ABC Classic FM presenter Graham Abbott explores Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 1, Haydn's Symphony No 94 'Surprise' and Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks from our Puppets & Pranksters program. This podcast was recorded live on Sat 29 Jul 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Of Knights & Legends

Conductor and ABC Classic FM presenter Graham Abbott and ASO Principal Horn Adrian Uren discuss horn playing and explore the works by Beethoven and Bruckner from our Of Knights & Legends concert on 16 Sep 2017. This podcast was recorded live on Sat 16 Sep 2017 at Adelaide Town Hall.