ASO set for the stage in Pirie

ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The ASO is coming to Port Pirie's Northern Festival Centre on July 3.
ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The ASO is coming to Port Pirie's Northern Festival Centre on July 3.

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will travel to Port Pirie in early July to give a concert of classical music's favourite moments.

Conducted by the inimitable Guy Noble, patrons will start their musical journey exploring the bustling streets and salons of Italy as seen through the lens of two Italian composers Rossini and Mascagni, and then re-imagined by English composer Benjamin Britten.

Then, a whirlwind journey; visit a mysterious cave in Scotland, join a poignant tribute on the fields of the First World War, and find love and tragedy in Provence, France.

ASO Director of Artistic Planning Simon Lord spoke positively of the ASO's partnership with Country Arts SA.

"We're thrilled to bring Port Pirie a concert of music by Bizet, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Rossini, alongside Australia's own Elena Kats-Chernin," he said.

"There's the rare chance to hear a performance of Herbet Howell's beautiful Elegy played by the ASO's Principal Viola Caleb Wright."

At the start of the concert ASO musicians join forces with the Yorke Peninsula Schools' Concert Band for a special surprise curtain raiser and ASO Learning is out on the road as eight musicians perform in two school concerts playing Adelaide composer Mark Ferguson's ever-popular Bush Concert.

Mr Lord said music can facilitate understanding, empathy and discovery.

"The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's growing activity in the community space is a central part of our mission for the ASO to play a meaningful role in the lives of all South Australians," he said.

DETAILS

Northern Festival Centre, Gertrude Street

Wednesday, July 3, at 7pm