This is the seventh tour of Australia by the highly respected Borodin Quartet. Founded in 1945, the quartet has specialised in the music of Russian composers, but also played a wide variety of works, and collaborated with other artists.
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Only a handful of artists on the gruelling international touring circuit have the ability to make the concert spaces around them seem smaller; drawing their audience in, with the most personal of invitations to spend some time in their extraordinary world. Imogen Cooper is such an artist. The intimacy she created in her only Adelaide concert for Musica Viva, made for a unique experience from a great concert pianist.
If ever a more humble, mild mannered sporting hero was venerated to the point of sainthood, then Sir Donald George Bradman fits that bill. Regarded as the most outstanding cricketer ever for his near perfect batting average of 99.94, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Tribute to ‘The Boy From Bowral’ is a moving and joyous experience to behold.
Concertgoers familiar with Charles Ives’ Three Places in New England seem to fall into two groups; those who like it, and those who don’t. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Masters 6 with Violinist and Director Richard Tognetti certainly saw a shift in camps for some.
Farewell winter with an afternoon of exceptional classical music guaranteed to put a spring in your step, as AdYO presents its annual Youth Revolution Gala Concert on Sunday August 31 within the glorious surrounds of the Adelaide Town Hall.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s latest offering of “Masters” came in the form of two handsome imports; American conductor Eugene Tzigane and German cellist Alban Gerhardt performing Concerto for Orchestra
Four members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra teamed with Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen (a few days after his 40th birthday), for the intimate concert indulgence, Piano Quintets. In doing so, they may have created history’s best looking quintet; they certainly made a play for the best sounding.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra channelled rival composers Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius at the Adelaide Town Hall on Tuesday evening with Artistic Director Richard Tognetti masterfully conducting a supersized ACO as part of their national tour.
As part of the “Composers in Focus” series, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra brought great happiness to the Adelaide Town Hall on Wednesday evening performing three well-chosen works nattily packaged as Bohemian Rhapsodies led by British conductor and pianist, Howard Shelley.
Touring nationally, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Presets (Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton) and a sextet of singers presented a brief history of music at the Adelaide Town Hall show, Timeline, directed by Ignatius Jones. Artistic Director Richard Tognetti led the almost seamless journey through time across continents and cultures, with a fascinating exposition of music and society
The American Brass Quintet is currently touring Australia for the first time in 46 years. Conducting a national charm offensive with the help of Musica Viva, they are doing for brass what Italians did for pasta.
The Adelaide Town Hall hosted the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as an all-star cast delivered a stellar program in the third of the aptly named “Masters” series. Charming British conductor Martyn Brabbins opened the concert with an informal address to the packed crowd revealing some inside information into the Australian premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ composition Overture to St Francis of Assisi op. 302 (2009)
The American Brass Quintet (ABQ) has landed on our shores for the first time in four decades. Touring nationally, “the high priests of brass” play the Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday 29 May at 7.30pm. Gordon Forester (@GordonForester) chatted to bass trombonist John Rojak via email about commissioning, how their two newest members were chosen, and career highlights.
Presented by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Hump day with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and super-conductor Arvo Volmer has never been so romantic (musically speaking). The first Composers in Focus concert of the year, Russian Dreams put the spotlight on composers Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Presented by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra & Adelaide International Cello Festival, a packed Adelaide Town Hall hosted an eclectic mix of music and one very special guest, cello luminary, Lynn Harrell, in the second masters concert, Cello Legend.
A Russian, a Chinese, and a German walk into a town hall. However, what they did next was not remotely akin to a joke. The Adelaide Town Hall hosted an evening of chamber music splendour as Musica Viva and the Adelaide International Cello Festival presented the Sitkovetsky Trio as part of their national tour.
The Australian String Quartet's one-night-only concert was a program of perfect classical concertos with two contemporary and incredibly beautiful local pieces.
An unashamedly challenging retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth which is visually incredible and truly a joy to watch.
In a show of strength reflective of its growing presence on South Australia’s orchestral music calendar, Adelaide Youth Orchestras' 2014 Season will be its largest ever, with more community concerts and a collaboration of ‘titanic’ proportions with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.