For the first time, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will join star of TV’s The Voice Henry Olonga for a sunset picnic concert in Warriparinga Wetlands on Saturday 9 November.
The Sunset Symphony, hosted by Marion Council, marks the ASO’s first full-length outdoor concert in seven years. The sounds of the 47-piece ASO and Henry Olonga will be enjoyed in the wetlands in the heart of Marion.
Mayor Kris Hanna invites music fans and families to Marion for the evening picnic concert, which will also feature Aboriginal dancers performing a Welcome to Country.
“This will be a concert everyone can enjoy. We’re taking popular classics out of the concert hall and bringing them to our community in a wetland setting,” Mayor Hanna says.
Adelaide’s own Henry Olonga comments, “I am thrilled and privileged to have been invited to perform with the extraordinary talent of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. People will hear me sing moving songs from musicals and classic works”.
Guests are encouraged to bring picnic rugs or low chairs to enjoy the musical performance.
Wine and beer will be available to purchase from event sponsor Patritti Wines, and food trucks will be on hand to keep rumbling bellies at ease.
Before the concert kicks off, guests can enjoy music from local pop-up bands, explore an Aboriginal art exhibition and join in with storytelling-with-instruments workshops. There will also be plenty of art and craft stalls to keep the kids entertained.
Concert-goers have their choice of two viewing areas, with premium and general admission tickets available.
City of Marion residents can purchase discounted tickets. Premium (Zone 1) tickets will cost residents $20 while general admission (Zone 2) tickets are priced at $12.
General admission tickets are priced at $20 each for non-Marion residents. Premium tickets will cost non-residents $30 each. Giant screens will aid viewing in general admission
Children aged five and under are free.
The Sunset Symphony will take place on Saturday 9 November.
Tickets are available online here and in person at the Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park.