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Machu Picchu - State Theatre Company
Machu Picchu - State Theatre Company

Wed 13 Apr 2016 - Sun 01 May 2016

Machu Picchu follows Paul and Gabby, two mid-life civil engineers who seem to have it all. After a horrifying car accident, Gabby walks away unscathed but Paul is badly injured and their..

Classical Q and A at the State Library
Classical Q and A at the State Library

Tue 19 Apr 2016 - Tue 06 Sep 2016

Interested in knowing more about classical music and have a burning question you'd like to ask ASO artists? Get up close and personal at these interactive sessions to gain a deeper..

Classics Unwrapped 1 - Swoon
Classics Unwrapped 1 - Swoon

Wed 20 Apr 2016 - Wed 20 Apr 2016

For more than 20 years ABC Classic FM has started the day with 'Swoon', a moment dedicated to reflection and serenity, delivered in the form of the most beautiful pieces in the classical..

Enlighten Adelaide Festival 2016
Enlighten Adelaide Festival 2016

Sat 23 Apr 2016 - Sun 24 Apr 2016

Come and be "enlightened" and try something new at South Australia's unique and premier health and wellbeing event, the Enlighten Adelaide Festival at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The..

Elegant Tchaikovsky - Master 3
Elegant Tchaikovsky - Master 3

Fri 29 Apr 2016 - Sat 30 Apr 2016

Our former chief conductor Arvo Volmer returns with music that he loves - music overflowing with a wild, untamed spirit. Young Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, visiting Australia for..

South Australia
South Australia's History Festival

Sun 01 May 2016 - Tue 31 May 2016

May is the month for history in South Australia. In 2016 the History Festival will again comprise over 500 events presented by over 300 organisations all around the state. There's something..

Tasting Australia
Tasting Australia

Sun 01 May 2016 - Sun 08 May 2016

Wherever you travel in the world, culture and people are expressed best through eating and drinking. Here in South Australia, eating and drinking is part of something much bigger than..

Gorgon - State Theatre Company
Gorgon - State Theatre Company

Tue 03 May 2016 - Sat 07 May 2016

Meet Lee and Maz. Best mates, invulnerable. On one fateful night they are drunk and high, driving on the highway. Life shatters and only one is left to pick up the pieces. Meet Lola. She..

Movie Masterpieces
Movie Masterpieces

Fri 06 May 2016 - Fri 06 May 2016

Walk down the red carpet and into the spectacular world of movie music. Presented by Foxtel Arts co-host of Screen, Margaret Pomeranz, this one-night only special event features the music..

Graduate Singers - Of Love and Nature
Graduate Singers - Of Love and Nature

Sat 07 May 2016 - Sat 07 May 2016

Love, nature and their curious relationship have obsessed poets, painters and composers alike. They are, in a sense, opposites - love is intimate, invisible and intangible; nature..

SAJC
SAJC's Schweppes Oaks Day

Sat 07 May 2016 - Sat 07 May 2016

This year, Schweppes Oaks Day will play host to the last qualifying event and the final of Fashion at The Races, Thoroughbred Racing South Australia's state wide fashion..

Beethoven and Mozart V
Beethoven and Mozart V

Tue 10 May 2016 - Tue 10 May 2016

Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven and Mozart V. In this tour de force directed by Richard Tognetti, the Grosse Fuge takes its original place as the finale of the String..

Things I Know To Be True - State Theatre Company
Things I Know To Be True - State Theatre Company

Fri 13 May 2016 - Sat 04 Jun 2016

Bob and Fran Price appear to be living the Australian dream. The four kids have grown up and spread their wings with only the youngest, Rosie, still at home. Over the course of a year..

Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Market
Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Market

Sat 21 May 2016 - Sat 21 May 2016

Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Market is a fashion market for women with over 50 stalls. At Round She Goes you can buy preloved designer and quality vintage fashion and accessories from..

Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape
Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape

Sat 04 Jun 2016 - Fri 29 Jul 2016

The AUD65,000 Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape, is a non-acquisitive prize open to artists working across all media, presented at the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide.

Tortelier and Tchaikovsky - Great Classics 2
Tortelier and Tchaikovsky - Great Classics 2

Sat 04 Jun 2016 - Sat 04 Jun 2016

"Without exaggeration, I have put my whole soul into this work," said Tchaikovsky of his Sixth Symphony. Traditionally known as Pathéthique, a better translation is Passionate, for this..

Gigs at Grainger 2 - Tomorrow
Gigs at Grainger 2 - Tomorrow's Orchestra

Fri 17 Jun 2016 - Fri 17 Jun 2016

Tomorrow's orchestra today... explores a new vision for the symphony orchestra where classical styles meet modern performance technologies and future grooves. Presenting the orchestra in a..

Dazzling Prokofiev - Master 4
Dazzling Prokofiev - Master 4

Fri 24 Jun 2016 - Sat 25 Jun 2016

Behzod played 'Rach 3' with the ASO in 2014, and it was an unforgettable performance. The young Uzbek pianist is back, teaming up with Nicholas Carter for one of the most flashily..

Last Night of the Proms
Last Night of the Proms

Fri 01 Jul 2016 - Sat 02 Jul 2016

Join us in what is now an Adelaide tradition: the ASO presents Last Night of the Proms. With more than a nod to the Royal Albert Hall's most iconic event, our conductor Guy Noble will have..

Straight White Men - State Theatre Company
Straight White Men - State Theatre Company

Fri 01 Jul 2016 - Sat 23 Jul 2016

The widowed Ed welcomes home his three middle aged sons for Christmas. But amongst the hijinks, trash-talk and smart-arse repartee, they must confront a problem that even being a happy..

Mozart at Elder 2
Mozart at Elder 2

Wed 06 Jul 2016 - Wed 06 Jul 2016

ASO Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto leads her colleagues in perhaps the most charming and beloved of all Classical compositions, Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik. This strings-only concert..

Tempesta
Tempesta

Thu 07 Jul 2016 - Thu 07 Jul 2016

Webern / Fünf Sätze for String Quartet op 5 Haydn / String Quartet in C Major op 20 no 2 Joe Chindamo / String Quartet no 1, Tempesta Mendelssohn / String Quartet no 6 in F minor op..

Simone Young and Mahler - Great Classics 3
Simone Young and Mahler - Great Classics 3

Sat 23 Jul 2016 - Sat 23 Jul 2016

The most compelling journeys are those that seem impossible. This is music that reaches for the stars... and almost gets there. Moving, yet calm; deep, yet crystal clear: the two completed..

Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie

Fri 29 Jul 2016 - Sat 30 Jul 2016

Cirque de la Symphonie is a magical fusion of circus and live orchestral music. You'll be awe struck by aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen..

The Red Cross Letters - State Theatre Company
The Red Cross Letters - State Theatre Company

Wed 03 Aug 2016 - Sat 06 Aug 2016

Based on a collection held at State Library of South Australia for the past 96 years, The Red Cross Letters incorporates material from letters sent to the South Australian Red Cross..

Glorious Brahms - Master 5
Glorious Brahms - Master 5

Fri 05 Aug 2016 - Sat 06 Aug 2016

American violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, joins the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Johannes Fritzsch to perform Brahms's monumental Violin..

Sound of Music
Sound of Music

Sun 07 Aug 2016 - Sun 04 Sep 2016

Following its record breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Australia! Returning to the stage in the role of Captain von..

Athlete
Athlete's Foot Adelaide Marathon Festival

Sun 14 Aug 2016 - Sun 14 Aug 2016

Join the thousands of runners taking part in South Australia's biggest marathon event, the Athlete's Foot Adelaide Marathon festival. Starting and finishing at the beautiful Adelaide Oval..

Classics Unwrapped 2 - Big Egos, Big Music
Classics Unwrapped 2 - Big Egos, Big Music

Wed 17 Aug 2016 - Wed 17 Aug 2016

'The history of the world is but the biography of great men', wrote philosopher Thomas Carlyle. Dramatic and inspired, ambitious and exciting, Classics Unwrapped 2 is a tribute to..

The 39 Steps - State Theatre Company
The 39 Steps - State Theatre Company

Fri 19 Aug 2016 - Sun 11 Sep 2016

The debonair Richard Hannay is pulled into a web of intrigue and deceit after attending a vaudeville show in London. Pursued by a shadowy organisation throughout the UK, entranced by femme..

Peter Combe and the ASO: Mr Clicketty Cane and Other Tall Tales
Peter Combe and the ASO: Mr Clicketty Cane and Other Tall Tales

Sat 20 Aug 2016 - Sat 20 Aug 2016

One of Australia's best known and most loved children's songwriters, Peter Combe joins the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to play some of his best known songs... and some newer ones as well. ..

Grainger Matinees 2
Grainger Matinees 2

Wed 24 Aug 2016 - Wed 24 Aug 2016

In the second Matinees in Grainger concert, the ASO's own Geoffrey Collins performs Mozart's Flute Concerto No 2, adapted by Mozart from his oboe concerto. This delightful showpiece is..

Royal Adelaide Show 2016
Royal Adelaide Show 2016

Fri 02 Sep 2016 - Sun 11 Sep 2016

The Royal Adelaide Show is South Australia's biggest annual event run by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia. Experiences run the whole gamut from carnival..

Red Sky Morning - State Theatre Company
Red Sky Morning - State Theatre Company

Thu 08 Sep 2016 - Fri 30 Sep 2016

A woman. A man. A girl. Over the course of a single day these three voices from one family intertwine to tell a story of isolation in regional Australia. Moments missed, dreams not shared..

Piano Legend - Master 6
Piano Legend - Master 6

Fri 09 Sep 2016 - Sat 10 Sep 2016

Nelson Freire was a Brazilian child prodigy in the 1940s and 50s. Now he is one of the world's most revered pianists, admired for the maturity and emotional honesty that he brings to every..

Elgar
Elgar's Cello Concerto - Master 7

Fri 23 Sep 2016 - Sat 24 Sep 2016

Near the beginning of Elgar's Cello Concerto, a soft melody circles in the emptiness like a falling autumn leaf. This was Elgar's last substantial composition, written at the end of the..

Mozart at Elder 3
Mozart at Elder 3

Wed 28 Sep 2016 - Wed 28 Sep 2016

Youth and ambition meets experience and mastery in 2016's final Mozart at Elder concert. Toby Thatcher, newly minted assistant conductor of the Sydney Symphony, joins Kathryn Selby..

Tate and Little - Master 8
Tate and Little - Master 8

Fri 07 Oct 2016 - Sat 08 Oct 2016

Tasmin Little and Jeffrey Tate fly over from the United Kingdom with an aviary of their favourite free-spirited fancies. If you've ever enjoyed watching a bird hopping and fluttering..

Golden Oldies World Football Festival
Golden Oldies World Football Festival

Sun 09 Oct 2016 - Sun 16 Oct 2016

Adelaide will be host to the first Golden Oldies World Football Festival in October 2016. Football enthusiasts, of all abilities, from all around the world will meet for a week of..

Rumpelstiltskin - State Theatre Company
Rumpelstiltskin - State Theatre Company

Tue 11 Oct 2016 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury. But money..

Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses

Thu 13 Oct 2016 - Thu 13 Oct 2016

Mozart String Quartet in F major K590 Ligeti String Quartet no 1, Métamorphoses Nocturnes Ravel String Quartet in F major These stunning quartets by Mozart, Ligeti and Ravel were all..

The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo

Sat 22 Oct 2016 - Sat 22 Oct 2016

Join us as we venture into the deep dark wood with the acclaimed animated films based on the books The Gruffalo and its delightful successor The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel..

A Hero
A Hero's Life - Great Classics 4

Sat 29 Oct 2016 - Sat 29 Oct 2016

Jeffrey Tate forged a legacy of Wagnerian heroism in Adelaide ever since the acclaimed Australian production of the Ring Cycle in 1998. Returning in 2016 as Principal Guest conductor and..

Classics Unwrapped 3 - The Audience Decides
Classics Unwrapped 3 - The Audience Decides

Wed 02 Nov 2016 - Wed 02 Nov 2016

Ever wanted to curate your own concert? With Classics Unwrapped 3, you can. From 1 to 30 September, vote for the pieces you like best at the ASO website, and be artistic director for an..

Tartuffe - State Theatre Company
Tartuffe - State Theatre Company

Fri 04 Nov 2016 - Sun 20 Nov 2016

Orgon leads a blissful, happy life. But when he welcomes the deceptively slick Tartuffe into his family, he unwittingly injects his home with a lethal dose of chaos. Nothing is off limits..

Zukerman Trio - Special Event
Zukerman Trio - Special Event

Wed 23 Nov 2016 - Wed 23 Nov 2016

Vibrations are coaxed from wood and string and bow and hammer; music shimmers through the air. In a special chamber concert presented by the ASO, Adelaide is treated to an..

Zukerman in Concert - Special Event
Zukerman in Concert - Special Event

Fri 25 Nov 2016 - Sat 26 Nov 2016

In the hands of a master, the violin weeps, warbles and soars. One of the greatest musicians of our era, Pinchas Zukerman, weaves time and sound, passion and vision together to create an..

Zukerman and Friends - Special Event
Zukerman and Friends - Special Event

Sun 27 Nov 2016 - Sun 27 Nov 2016

This passage from Goethe's Faust is said to have inspired Mendelssohn's Octet, a favourite since it was written with players and audiences alike - and indeed, with Mendelssohn himself. This..

Fantastic Symphony - Master 9
Fantastic Symphony - Master 9

Fri 02 Dec 2016 - Sat 03 Dec 2016

Sibelius dreamt of becoming a virtuoso violinist. He couldn't do it - so he composed a haunting, deeply-felt Violin Concerto for others instead. Grace Clifford, from Sydney, is living..

Messiah
Messiah

Thu 08 Dec 2016 - Fri 09 Dec 2016

Handel's great oratorio has remained a watershed work in the history of western music. First performed by the ASO on 8 December 1943; in 2016 we are joined by "one of the world's finest..

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