Go See the ASO in 2016!

December 2, 2015 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Classical Music, Ulalume, WAGNER | 0 Comments |

Photo of ASO from "The Australian"

Great season ahead for ASO, in its 80th year, with newbie Nicholas Carter.  He’s a Wagner fan (yay!) and opens the season (13/2/16) with Die Walküre, Act I.  Dare we dream to ramp-up Adelaide again as a second Bayreuth?  It’s a natural fit – small, picturesque, bankrupt as the Master, and full of chancers!  But beautiful.

Like the canon on offer this season – Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Dvorák, Handel, Berlioz, Strauss, Ravel, Prokofiev, Smetana, Elgar, Mahler, Debussy, Sibelius, Delius, Shostakovich, Stravinsky,  Yes…The Varnished Culture has ranked them, not chronologically, but on merit.

But see and hear what you can afford in any case.  The Honourable Jack Snelling, Minister for the Arts (and for Health), says (very justly) in the ASO’s brochure: “It heralds a new era of music-making and promises to be a year-long birthday party for all our musical souls.”   Good on you, Jack!  We’ll need music as therapy, because your Taj Mahal of a State hospital won’t be healing any soul anytime soon…

Nicholas Carter as JFK(courtesy "Limelight" Magazine)

Nicholas Carter as JFK (courtesy “Limelight” Magazine)


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