AMPAG, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Adelaide Symphony Orchestra:Season Opening Gala

Season Opening Gala

February 2019

Sat 02 

07:30 PM

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Festival Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre King William Street

AdelaideSouth Australia

 

And we have lift off! The full strength of the orchestra is unleashed to launch 2019 in spectacular fashion.

And we have lift off! The full strength of the orchestra is unleashed to launch 2019 in spectacular fashion. Destination: The Planets, Holst’s magnificent depiction of seven heavenly bodies and their astrological significance – from the terrifying march of Mars to Jupiter’s ode to a good time, and lastly the mystical transcendence of Neptune fading into the unknown.

Australian virtuoso Simon Tedeschi ignites proceedings with a popular and personal favourite: Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Power and poetry combined with a good dash of Norwegian spirit have made this a timeless classic. The evening roars to life with the brassy revs of Finlandia – a threatening darkness suddenly engulfed in light as Sibelius unfurls a hymn to his homeland. We’re up and away!