Aurora in ASO’s Season Opening Gala

Season Opening Gala

Benjamin Northey – Conductor
Simon Tedeschi – Piano
Aurora, Young Adelaide Voices

Sibelius – Finlandia
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Holst – The Planets

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!



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