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ASO to host a fundraising symphony concert for Afghanistan this month

Teaming up with the Elder Conservatorium, ASO’s fundraising concert is seeking to help raise money for Afghan musicians caught amid the country’s humanitarian crisis.

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The beautiful halls of the St Peters Cathedral will be filled with stunning music once again, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra hosting a Symphony for Afghanistan this month.

Teaming up with the University of Adelaide and Elder Conservatorium, the fundraising concert is seeking to help raise money for Afghan musicians caught amid the country’s humanitarian crisis.

The spectacular symphony will be held in the giant halls of the Cathedral on Friday, October 15 at 7:30pm.

Performing the iconic composer Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No.3 of Sorrowful Songs, the musical talent of both the ASO and Conservatorium will serenade the crowds with the symphony’s haunting melodies.

Tickets are priced at $50, with the proceeds from the ticket sales and any extra donations going directly towards the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). ANIM is heavily committed to securing Afghan children’s musical rights while promoting musical diversity in Afghanistan. The organisation is further striving to transcend cultural, religious and gender barriers while transforming the lives of Afghan children through music.

The fundraising effort comes as Afghanistan continues to experience the ripple effect from the collapse of its capital city Kabul, and the insurgent terrorist organisation, the Taliban, reinstating control over the South East Asain country.

The concert comes in the lead-up to ASO’s highly-anticipated Festival of Orchestra, set to take place at the Adelaide Showgrounds this November. Running between November 26 and December 4, the Festival of Orchestra will host an incredible six concerts under the stars, including a live performance of Hans Zimmers score from the BBC’s Blue Planet II, narrated by Australian science icon Dr Karl. 

You can find out more about the Symphony for Afghanistan event on Facebook and purchase your tickets here.  

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