Friends of the ASO

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Since 1988, a dedicated committee of volunteers has presented an annual program of special events and social activities. Monies raised support sponsorship of Musical Chairs, ASO Annual Appeal, study grants for players and subsidies for musical instruments and equipment.

We invite you, as a lover of orchestral music, to enrich your musical interests, add beautiful low-cost concerts to your musical diary and widen your social network, while assisting in raising valuable funds to help ensure the future of the ASO.

Benefits of becoming a Friend of the ASO:

  • Supporting one of South Australia's most valuable assets
  • Opportunities to meet orchestra members
  • Receptions to meet local and visiting international artists
  • Access to rehearsals and education concerts

The Executive Committee includes:

  • Mr. Michael Critchley President
  • Mr. John Pike Past President
  • Hon. David Wotton AM & Mr. John Terpelle Vice Presidents
  • Mrs. Judy Birze Treasurer / Public Officer
  • Mr. John Gell Membership Secretary
  • Ms. Ruth Bloch Secretary

Friends Membership Categories

$40 - Individual Friend
$55 - Joint Friends
$35 - Individual Country Friend
$50 - Joint Country Friends
$25 - Individual Concession Friend
$40 - Joint Concession Friends
$20 - Student

To become a member of the Friends of the ASO, simply download and complete the application form at the bottom of this page. Once completed, please send to:

GPO Box 2121
Adelaide SA 5001
91 Hindley Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: 8233 6211
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday and Friday 10am - 12noon
(24 hour voicemail)

What's coming up


Concert 3 – Janet, Emma and Friends

With Janet Anderson, Emma Gregan, Michael Robertson, Linda Garrett, Gemma Phillips and Damien Mansfield
Monday 25 March at 11am in the Grainger Studio

Join violinist Janet and French horn player Emma as they play Mozart and Brahms with friends from the ASO and well-known Adelaide accompanist Damien Mansfield.


Open Rehearsal Gala – MS1
With Nicolas Carter and Simone Lamsma
Friday 29 March at 9:30am in the Adelaide Town Hall

Come to the pre-rehearsal talk, followed by an open rehearsal for the first half of the Master Series concert of the year From the Mists of Time with the ASO’s Principal Conductor, then join us in for the Town Hall foyer for a cheese and wine reception.


Concert 4 – Young Musicians
Monday 20 May at 11am in the Grainger Studio

Every year, Urszula Gruzewski works her magic, presenting outstanding young players and ensembles from around Adelaide to showcase the musical talent that abounds in Adelaide. In a departure from the recent cinema music format, this year the performers will present their own favourites featuring a wide range of instruments.


Serenade Luncheon
With an ensemble of ASO musicians
Sunday 16 June at noon at Kooyonga Golf Club

Kooyonga Golf Club in winter is a lovely venue for Friends and their friends to gather and enjoy a delicious meal and fine company, while being serenaded by an ensemble of musicians from our wonderful orchestra.


To book tickets or to become a FASO member, email or ring the FASO Office on 8233 6211