ASO's Festival of Learning

ASO's Festival of Learning

In June, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's annual Festival of Learning returns to the Adelaide Town Hall for a week-long celebration of music-making.

Award-winning British presenter, composer and educator Paul Rissmann is back to share his love of music with students ranging from kindergarten to tertiary level.

The World Premiere of ASO’s brand new commission, What do you do with an idea? is the centrepiece of the Festival. Composed by Paul Rissmann, this immersive work brings together orchestral music with theatre, dance and young voices, to celebrate the power of imagination, creativity, and the evolution of ideas.

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Managing Director Vincent Ciccarello says,“At the ASO we are dedicated to music education and are passionate about inspiring schools and students across the state to enjoy music in their lives. We are proud to offer an extensive program led by visionary internationally acclaimed composer and educator Paul Rissmann. Through the program we hope to improve social and emotional wellbeing and encourage participation in and appreciation of live music and music-making”.

For the first time this year, each activity in the Festival of Learning is accompanied by a professional development workshop for teachers, also led by Paul Rissmann.

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